USA – -(Ammoland.com)- Fiocchi Ammunition’s photo contest on Scott Linden’s Wingshooting USA television show has expanded. Now called “Fiocchi Friends … and Friends,” the effort will raise funds for hunting dog rescue groups in addition to its long-standing goal of helping fans honor their own dogs.
The contest starts June 28 and runs through Sept. 30. Photo submissions and rescue group votes are entered at the Fiocchi Facebook page: Facebook.com/Fiocchi.of.USA
Record participation over the past four years led to the decision to help hunting dog rescue, said Carlo Fiocchi, vice president at Fiocchi. For years, fans have shown their admiration for their own dogs by submitting photos. Winners’ photos are published in the company’s catalog and appear in television commercials airing on Linden’s show. This year fans can also support their favorite hunting dog rescue group, with the top three vote-getters dividing $1,000 contributed by Fiocchi.
The “… and Friends” component was conceived to help groups raise awareness of their efforts and support them with funds for dog food, transportation, veterinary care and equipment.
Rescue groups represent all sporting breeds and include: Great Plains Pointer Rescue, National German Wirehaired Pointer Rescue, American Brittany Rescue, Southeast Michigan Bird Dog Rescue, California German Shorthaired Pointer Rescue, Boykin Spaniel Rescue, and Texas Sporting Breed Rescue.
Now in its 10th season, Wingshooting USA is the official series of the National Shooting Sports Foundation. The award-winning series was created by Linden, and airs on 11 networks and cable systems, most year-round.