SportDOG announced the winners of its fourth annual Companions For Conservation Content winners in Knoxville, TN.

On August 7, SportDog, manufacturer of electronic dog training products, announced the winners of the fourth annual Companion For Conservation content.

Earlier this year, SportDog called for families with children between the ages of 10 and 18, who have an interest in hunting and conservation, to submit a dog training, youth-education project, hunting or wildlife habitat-related photo via social media or online, after which, nine finalists were selected to have their photos voted on by the general public. To be eligible, the applicants must also be members of a conservation organization.


Grand Prize Winner, Megan Halstead, age 13 from Idaho, started Labrador Retriever and Arkansas Duck Hunting Trips. Megan received “Marco” as the grand prize. A started black Labrador retriever, trained by SportDOG Senior ProStaff member Chris Akin of Webb Footed Kennel, a two-day, all-expenses paid duck-hunting trip for two at Red Legs Lodge in Arkansas, and a SportDOG gear package.

“I would love to have another Labrador retriever because my last dog Tank, who passed away just a few months ago, was my very best friend. Winning Marco would mean I’d have another loyal hunting partner to learn and grow with,” said Megan.

Second Prize Winner, Gage Sefton, age 12, from Indiana, took home a prize package including a one-year membership to Ducks Unlimited and SportDOG gear.

Third Prize Winner, Railey Williams, age 14, from Arkansa, received a Delta Waterfowl prize package including a one-year membership and SportDOG gear.

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Photos courtesy SportDOG