‘Wingshooting USA’ TV Series to Debut in Fall
BEND, Ore. — -(AmmoLand.com)- Media producer/host Scott Linden has teamed with the National Shooting Sports Foundation, launching a new TV series titled “Wingshooting USA,” the official series of the NSSF initiative of the same name.
The show debuts in late September on In Country Television (Dish Network) and Sportsman Channel (DirecTV). Based on extensive consumer research and Linden’s past experience as producer-host of “Cast & Blast” and “What the Dogs Taught Me,” the show focuses on upland bird hunting, gun dogs, and will provide motivational information and instruction geared toward encouraging more participation in the sport.
“Access to quality hunting and limited time are the two biggest challenges facing today’s hunter,” said Dave Miles, NSSF’s director of marketing and broadcast media. “We recognized that, for many, hunting preserves provide the perfect answer. By offering an easily searchable online database of upland hunting preserves, www.WingshootingUSA.org is helping to connect hunters with great hunting opportunities and is helping to increase hunting participation.”
“Wingshooting USA TV promises to take this effort to the next level by showing millions of people the quality hunting available at today’s preserves and by driving them to WingshootingUSA.org where they can find one-click access in their own backyard.”
Locations for the first season include Montana, Oregon, Kansas and South Dakota, including a hunt with that state’s governor Mike Rounds. Linden’s popular dog training segment returns as “Buddy & Me,” chronicling his education at the paws of his young German wirehaired pointer.
In addition to title sponsor NSSF/Wingshooting USA, charter sponsors include Black’s Wing & Clay Waterfowl directory, Kent Feed’s Native Dog Food, and hunting/gun dog artist Ross Young.
Describing the show, Linden says “Cross ‘Dog Whisperer’ with ‘A River Runs Through It,’ then add shotguns, beautiful places and the camaraderie of the hunt.”
Prior to creating the show, Linden conducted several surveys and polled over 400 bird hunters, asking what they wanted in a television series.
“The feedback was pretty clear: please make a show that is different and better than the stuff already out there. Make it realistic and entertaining, honor the habitat, birds and dogs, and teach us something,” he said.
Detailed survey information is available to potential sponsors; contact Linden directly for results.
Scott Linden’s other media efforts include two nationally-syndicated outdoors radio shows and a web content division supplying materials to major online retailers and programming suppliers.
“In Country Television is dedicated to becoming the leader in outdoor programming,” said Rich Lauck, COO of In Country Television “We’re excited to be working with Scott and the NSSF on this new series. It’s a great show that will no doubt entertain and educate both the experienced hunter as well as the novice wingshooter.”