Over 13,000 votes were recorded, spread among over 600 photo entries.
“What was most gratifying was the sheer number of votes the dog photos garnered,” said Scott Linden, host/creator of Wingshooting USA. “The personality and intensity of our hunting companions really showed through.”
Winners will receive Fiocchi gear, and their photos will be used in the Fiocchi 2015 catalog. Some images are also featured in a Fiocchi television commercial that began airing on Wingshooting USA last week.
Highest vote-getters were Ann Spiegel’s “The Watchers” and Aaron Kostuch’s “Patrolling the Skies.” Other winning photos were submitted by Austin Miller, David Clements, Graham Tweed, Mary McNeese, Brad Klock, Dana Farrell and Juan Pepe. Charlie Speight won a Mossberg over-under shotgun for his submission chosen at random, and this year’s non-canine mascot was Theodore Carpenter’s cat.
Dozens of breeds were entered, pointing and retrieving in water and the uplands. Some are funny, others poignant, with many showcasing the intensity and energy of canine athletes performing at their peak. A number of “just for fun” entries featured family portraits and even a “hunting cat.”
The photos and catalog pages will be displayed on the Fiocchi USA Facebook page starting Jan. 21. The catalog will also be available at www.fiocchiusa.com.
Fiocchi of America is based in Ozark, Missouri with sales offices in Boulder City, Nevada. Fiocchi manufactures a full line of handgun, long gun and shotgun ammunition for hunting, law enforcement, military and competition.
About Wingshooting USA
The official TV series of the National Shooting Sports Foundation, Wingshooting USA is also the most-watched bird hunting show on television. The program airs on seven networks including Discovery’s Destination America.