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MEMPHIS, Tenn., May 11, 2007 – Ducks Unlimited WaterDog TV show is looking for a few good youngsters . . . and their dogs. The second annual Camp WaterDog Daze is set for August 2-5 at Firewater lodge near Victor, S.D.

Camp WaterDog Daze provides youth with an in depth, hands-on educational experience focused on dog training and waterfowl hunting. Activities will include, retriever training seminars, duck calling, firearms safety, waterfowl identification, wetlands conservation and much more.

Some of the best dog trainers in the country, including Justin Tackett, the host of Ducks Unlimited WaterDog and his Labrador retriever “Yella,” will provide campers one-on-one guidance. This is an opportunity any young waterfowl hunter won’t want to miss.

Ducks Unlimited Greenwing members (12-17 years of age) are invited to send a photo of themselves with their dog and write an essay (250 words or less) addressing the following:

1. Tell us about you and your canine friend.
2. What’s your biggest need in training your waterdog?
3. Why do you want to attend this waterdog workshop?

Mail entries to:

Greenwing Camp WaterDog Daze
Ducks Unlimited
One Waterfowl Way
Memphis, Tennessee 38120

Or send via e-mail to mcheckett@ducks.org.  All entries must be received by July 10, 2007.

Ten Greenwing campers and their waterdogs will be selected to attend from the submitted essays. Campers will be notified by Monday, July 16.

Lodge accommodations and first-class cuisine will be provided by Ducks Unlimited WaterDog TV’s sponsors: Avery, Creative Answer, Dogtra, Eagle Eyes, Mossy Oak, Zink Calls, Dancin’ Dog Productions and Ducks Unlimited.

Travel to and from Firewater will be the responsibility of the individual Greenwing campers.

Visit http://www.firewatersd.com/ for more about Firewater lodge, South Dakota.

Contact: Mike Checkett
(901) 758-3793
mcheckett@ducks.org
 

With more than a million supporters, Ducks Unlimited is the world’s largest and most effective wetland and waterfowl conservation organization with almost 12 million acres conserved. The United States alone has lost more than half of its original wetlands - nature’s most productive ecosystem - and continues to lose more than 80,000 wetland acres each year.

Look for Ducks Unlimited on the World Wide Web at www.ducks.org. Tune into “The World of Ducks Unlimited” radio network and watch “Ducks Unlimited Television” and “Ducks Unlimited WaterDog” on the Versus network.

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