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And the Winners Are…

Our Companions for Conservation Contest has come to a close. Hundreds of entrants were narrowed to 9 finalists, and now 3 lucky children will be the proud new owners of a puppy trained by one of our Senior ProStaffers: Tom Dokken, Charlie Jurney, or Jim Morehouse. This contest was an emotional one for all of Read the Rest…


5 Reasons You Need to Know About Our Conservation Fund

Right now you’re probably aware of the SportDOG Brand® Conservation Fund because we happen to be matching up 3 deserving young kids with a started puppy trained by one of our Senior ProStaff members: Tom Dokken, Charlie Jurney, or Jim Morehouse through our Companions for Conservation contest. But did you know that this is just Read the Rest…

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How Do I Win A Free Started Puppy? Companions for Conservation FAQs

What exactly is the Companions for Conservation Contest? Every year our Conservation Fund completes a contest to raise awareness and funds for important conservation goals. This year, we chose to focus on raising awareness of the importance of youth in our sport and the role of dogs in responsible hunting practices. We thought the best Read the Rest…


Good Water Sets Stage for Strong Fall Flight

Our friends at Delta Waterfowl are dedicated to securing the future of ducks and duck hunting. Their efforts seem to be paying off as their most recent research points to a promising hunting season. Delta shared their finding with us and we want to share the good news with you. There’s plenty to celebrate moving Read the Rest…

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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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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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