With a reputation for providing outstanding hospitality and attracting unparalleled talent, the Plantation Wildlife Arts Festival has become one of America's premier wildlife and sporting art festivals.
"The combination of the traditions of hunting, land management and art in Thomasville," said sculptor Walt Matia, "make the Plantation Wildlife Arts Festival a unique and compelling venue."
Explore room after room of sculpture, painting, photography, master crafters, carving, and jewelry as your family enjoys entertaining and educational supporting events and a fun festival atmosphere.
Supporting events including agility and field trial dog demonstrations, a living butterfly habitat, the Flowers Foods, Inc. Wild Discovery Center, live animal encounters and so much more for families, children and wildlife collectors.
Recently ranked #4 in a list of “Best Destination Cities” in North America by Travel and Leisure readers, Charleston offers something for everyone, from its beautiful beaches to a fascinating historic district. With great hotels, interesting tours, and fabulous restaurants, Charleston draws visitors from far and near and makes them feel welcome with a charm and grace that is rarely found anymore.
For one weekend each year, this genteel city roars to life with the Southeastern Wildlife Exposition, the nation’s largest wildlife art and nature event. Now in its 26th year, the Expo showcases original paintings, carvings and sculpture by some of the most gifted artists in the wildlife art genre, as well as photography, gifts and collectibles, conservation exhibits, family activities, and more.
Working Retriever Central is The Web's Premier Site for Retriever Enthusiasts with interests in: Retriever Field Trials and Hunt Tests, Working Certificates, Retriever Registries, Breed Clubs, Retriever Clubs, Retriever Discussion Groups and, of course, Classified Ads! Sporting Artisans Invites and encourages you to use this web site.
Near and dear to Sporting Artisans's heart are the members and the events that make up the Tallahassee Hunting Retriever Club. Set in the red hills of North Florida and South Georgia, the THRC hosts two hunt tests per year, and conducts shooting clinics and fun tests as well. Go to their web site, and in January, it's even more enjoyable to vist these folks personally.
OWAA is a nonprofit, international organization that represents a diverse group of professional communicators dedicated to sharing the outdoor experience. They inform the public about outdoor activities, issues and the responsible use of our natural resources. OWAA's national headquarters is located in Missoula, Montana.
Through OWAA membership and adherence to its creed and code of ethics, members are commissioned to provide honest, thorough and unbiased outdoor coverage. Members of OWAA are experienced outdoor people, the nation's best outdoor writers, editors, book authors, broadcasters, film and video producers, photographers, artists and lecturers.
OWAA promotes informed and responsible outdoor reporting by providing educational services to members through workshops and seminars, setting professional standards and promoting excellence.
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FIELDSPORT® has earned a reputation as one of the most respected purveyors of fine guns and associated sporting equipment in the U.S. Fieldsport presents the avid upland bird hunter, waterfowler, and clay target shooter with a comprehensive selection of product lines offered by some of the best manufacturers around the world. Fieldsport has searched extensively for fine, premium grade game and target guns that represent the best values available. The equipment sold is the best in the field and a seasoned staff of wingshooters has field-tested virtually every product Fieldsport endorses. Bryan Bilinski and staff will do everything within their control to guarantee the custom gun you ordered through Fieldsport is truly the perfect gun for you.
Deborah Smith, owner of SplashDance Labrador Retrievers, has been breeding and training dogs for 30 years.
She has traveled the country giving seminar presentations for the training of hunting dogs and has been a professional hunt guide in Texas, using Labradors to retrieve.
Deborah retired from Seminars in 2000 and now dedicates her time to breeding Labradors. Having worked with so many dogs, she feels she knows what attributes make the best parents, and understands the importance of breeding dogs suitable for family, children, assistance or competition.
Deborah believes SplashDance Labrador Retrievers are splendid companions for home or field.
Whether you have a desire to fish walleye, hunt Ruffed Grouse, or just take the family for a splendid vacation to enjoy the great outdoors, Bowen Lodge is a place that should be at the top of your list. The cabins are first rate, and the lodge rests by Lake Winnibigoshish.
Picture yourself on a Northern Minnesota Fishing lake with hundreds of miles of pristine shoreline, an endless sky of dazzling stars, a comfortable cabin nestled in the majestic Northwoods. The only morning alarm is the call of the loon and your own eagerness to hit the water! That's what you'll experience at Bowen Lodge on Lakes Winnibigoshish and Cutfoot Sioux, known here in Deer River as "Big Winnie" and "Cutfoot".
It’s a time for your family. The kids, the grandparents, for friends old and new. A time to explore a special Minnesota vacationland; A land of fishing, swimming, canoeing and walleye shore lunches.
Bowen Lodge opened as a Walleye and Pike fishing camp on Lake Winnie and Cutfoot Sioux in 1930 by Herb and Jessie Bowen. Since its humble beginnings, the resort has seen many years of improvements in comfort and accessibility.
Bowen's has become an established fishing and family resort destination for generations of people. Although now a modern and comfortable resort, we still maintain an atmosphere of Minnesota wilderness, complete with blue-ribbon fishing opportunities. Throughout the years, many have known us as their one and only Lake Winnibigosh and Cutfoot Sioux get-away in the Northland.
Go here to visit a great frame shop. Better yet, give Matt a call and he'll help you get the perfect frame. Coming to Sporting Artisans soon is a special walnut gun case for mounting that special gun or heirloom. The unique aspect of this case is that it hangs on your wall like a picture.
Sporting Artisans is a proud advertiser in Garden & Gun. It is one of the most talked about new magazines in America.
With a no-excuses title, lush photography and superb writing, Garden & Gun is one of the most talked about new magazines in America.
An enthusiast publication, Garden & Gun is dedicated to the sporting life and all things indigenous to the South and the Caribbean. Our subscribers tell us they appreciate a gourmet meal, a good fish story, the weight of a waxed canvas coat.
One reader described the content, "Wine, food, gardens, bikes, airplanes, fly fishing, archery and money tastefully surrounded by beautiful Southern women. I only wish I had thought of it." Yes, this is our realm, our proud geography.
Mike Lardy has trained retrievers that have won twenty National Championships; seven National Championships and one Canadian National Championship handled by him, and one National Championship, nine National Amateur Championships and two Canadian National Amateur Championships handled by his clients.
In 2003 Mike ran his 33rd National Finalist. Cotton Pershall had the prior all-time record number of 30 Finalists run by a professional retriever trainer. Cotton's first Finalist was in 1942 and his last in 1973. This record had stood alone for almost 30 years until Mike tied it in 2002 and surpassed it in 2003. In addition to the 33 National finalists handled personally by Mike, numerous Handjem-trained dogs have been Finalists with their owner-handlers or Mike’s assistant, Dave Smith.
Dogs trained at Handjem have attained over seventy-two Field Champion titles and Mike's clients have made close to that number of Amateur Field Champions. In addition, Mike has contributed in the training and development of many other titled dogs.
At TotalRetriever.com, you can purchase Mike Lardy's video tapes and manuals. These include, "Total Retriever Training," Total Retriever Marking," "Training with Mike Lardy Vol 1," and "Training with Mike Lardy Vol. 2." Also on the web site are training tips, frequently asked questions and information about Mike's workshops.
Flint River Retrievers offers many types of hunting dog supplies. Training collars, decoys, and dog boxes are a few of our main products. Please look through our online store to view all of our available products.
Flint River Retrievers offers outstanding customer service. They always apply an "A.S.A.P." attitude towards everything. They respond to all emails, voice mails, and messages within 24 hours.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact them by email or by phone at 229-400-0672.