Category Archives: Conservation

Ashland County Pheasants Forever members, their families, myself and the dogs celebrating the new tractor.

Conservation, Preservation and Education

Over the weekend I had the pleasure of visiting the Pheasants Forever Ashland County Chapter. Ashland County won second place in our Future Forward Fund contest last year. The project was to purchase a new tractor to help maintain the multiple parks and wildlife areas the Chapter volunteers care for regularly. I faced an 8 Read the Rest…

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The SportDOG Brand Conservation Fund supports National, Regional and Local Conservation Partners to ensure we're still chasing the birds twenty years out of range.

5 Reasons to Join a Conservation Organization

Through our Conservation Fund, we support National, Regional and Local conservation organizations to ensure the future of our sport. These partners, such as Ducks Unlimited, Pheasants Forever, Ruffed Grouse Society and Delta Waterfowl just to name a few, dedicate themselves to protecting wildlife habitat, growing game populations and introducing new members to our sport. If Read the Rest…

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Future Forward Fund 2013

This year we are excited to announce that we will no longer require an application to enter our Future Forward Fund Grant Contest. We know that when you’re working hard on a project it’s difficult to make time to sit in front of a computer and fill out a lengthy application. Since we want everyone Read the Rest…

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Pheasants Forever Check Reception

Winning for Conservation

Last year, the St. Louis/Carlton County Pheasants Forever Chapter took home the title of First Runner-Up and $5,000 for their project Habitat for Homecroft in our first-ever Future Forward Fund contest. David Lood submitted the winning application and helped garner support for a project that is very near and dear to his heart. David wanted Read the Rest…

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Sharp Grouse

Making a Difference for the Grouse Population in North Dakota

Susan Felege and her partners with the University of North Dakota received a SportDOG Brand Conservation Fund Grant in 2012 for their work in investigating the Nesting Ecology-Response to Gas and Oil Development in Western North Dakota. A year into the project, the team has learned a lot about nesting success and predation of the Read the Rest…

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And the Winner Is…

We called for awesome conservation projects and you all delivered with some of the best projects we’ve since we opened our Conservation Fund in 2009. This year, we turned the voting over to you through our Future Forward Fund Grant Contest. With $25, 000 on the line, you all came out in droves to vote Read the Rest…

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Hunters help conservation

Why Do You Hunt?

“Why do you hunt?” It’s a question all of us have heard time and time again. Whether it is from an inquisitive friend looking for knowledge or judgmental mind looking for condemnation, it’s a question that often comes up from people not involved in the sport. Obviously, hunting provides sport, adrenaline, relaxation, and much more Read the Rest…

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Lance Shooting Clays

SportDOG Clay Shoot for Scouting

At SportDOG, we believe that a big part of conserving our sport is getting the youth involved. Not only does it increase the support for hunting and shooting sports and ensure that we have future participants in these activities, it’s also just plain fun. As part of our dedication to youth in the outdoors, we Read the Rest…

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SportDOG Brand Conservation Fund Presents the Future Forward Fund

Calling All Conservationists

At SportDOG™, we believe it is our duty as hunters and outdoorsmen to ensure our sport is viable for years to come. Through the years we have SportDOG Brand Conservation Fund Presents the Future Forward Fund committed to conservation through our SportDOG Brand® Conservation Fund. Since inception in 2007, the Conservation Fund has granted over Read the Rest…

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Habitat is Key

You’re likely aware of the famous phrase by Benjamin Franklin who stated, “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” Now to an upland bird enthusiast I would amend this to say, “Nothing is certain in the world of upland game, except changing weather”. Over the years you have Read the Rest…

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