USA – The fourth annual Fiocchi USA-Wingshooting USA TV “Fiocchi Friends” photo contest has concluded and winners have been announced.
Over 6,000 Wingshooting USA fans voted, choosing from almost 200 photo entries.
“It’s an indication of how important the entire hunting experience is for our wingshooting customers,” said Carlo Fiocchi, vice president of sales for Fiocchi of America.
“As hunters ourselves, we understand our fans’ passion and the bond between a hunter and his dog,” he added.
Highest vote-getters were Greg Osenbaugh’s photo of his dog’s first water retrieve, and Faith Maclaren’s photo of her dog among lily pads. Other winners included Rodney Ott, Sara Howard, Terry Jacobson, Jay Renwick, Mike Kibby, Andrea Stadig, Rose Danaher, Kathy Steele, Cally Jones, Michael Self, Kyle Smith, Matt Farmer, Meredith Wadsworth, Ed Arrighi and Rich Isbel.
“The personality and intensity of our hunting companions really showed through,” said Scott Linden, host/creator of Wingshooting USA.
Winners will receive Fiocchi gear, and many of their photos will be used in the Fiocchi 2016 catalog. Some images will also be featured in a Fiocchi television commercial to air on Wingshooting USA in 2016.
Dozens of breeds were entered, searching, pointing and retrieving in water and the uplands. Some are funny, others poignant, with many showcasing the energy of canine athletes performing at their peak. The photos are currently displayed on the Fiocchi USA Facebook page and at www.fiocchiusa.com. Upon completion 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.
The official TV series of the National Shooting Sports Foundation, Wingshooting USA is the most-watched bird hunting show on television.