Our friend Scott Linden, host of Wingshooting USA, will be at our flagship store Saturday, July 23rd, hosting a “Bird Hunting Boot Camp”. This is a one day only event, so RSVP at email@example.com as soon as you can. Last year was standing room only!
Whether you own a Lab, spaniel, or pointing breed – we want to help you become a better bird hunter. We think a good way to go about that is attending, television personality, Scott Linden’s free “Bird Hunting Boot Camp”. Filson is a proud sponsor of Wingshooting USA, recently voted the upland bird hunters’ favorite TV series in a national survey. Whether you’re a seasoned upland veteran or a newcomer, Scott offers something for you at this fast-paced and informative seminar.
- Shooting tips
- Dog training advice
- Bird behavior
- Hunting strategies
- Shortcuts, tips and tactics
If you are still on the fence, a recent attendee had some great things to say about his time:
“Scott has hunted with hundreds of bird dogs while making his television series, and the lessons he’s learned from them are worth their weight in dog food. What will you learn? Everything from better shooting to dog training shortcuts … insights into why a dog does what he does, and how to help him help you. Hunting tactics and strategies, and ideas you won’t find in anyone’s books, videos or magazine articles. When Scott is done with you, you’ll be a better hunter!”
We had an incredible turn out for our Father’s Day Facebook photo contest and the decision process was a tough job. Because of that we have decided to reward two other participants, Jeremy Dalton and Cindy Shebley, with a special Filson treat and show off their special memories. Enjoy!
This is a picture of my uncle, little brother, Father, and myself (from left to right). My dad is shown here holding a female pheasant on a wonderful hunting trip in Vermont. My dad has shown me how to be a responsible hunter and how to really respect the outdoors and wildlife. I own my passion for the outdoors to him and his photo shows how much enjoyment he really gets from being outside. I love him and look forward to many great hunting adventures and a great fathers day.
Although he’s been gone for many years my father was, and is, my hero. He was the ultimate outdoorsman – a California State Fish & Game Captain who was honored with the Medal of Valor for disarming a man at gunpoint. He loved to hunt, fish, hike and camp in the western US wilderness. His dream was to retire to a cabin in the woods – which he built. In this photo he’s breaking ground on that dream in Big Bear Lake, CA. The little helper beside him is me. Circa 1960
First off, thank you to all of you who were a part of our Father’s Day Facebook photo contest. It was a tough decision to make, as all of our participants contributed inspirational photos and memories. We would like to congratulate our grand prize winner, Jon Franko, for his submission “Two Kings and a Queen!” Thank you for sharing, Jon, and we hope that your new Filson product will take part in your future family traditions.
My dad says the dog, Queen Dolly of Dorchester, wasn’t worth a damn during the hunt. But “boy oh boy” was she a welcome and warm presence on the couch afterwards.
As for my grandfather, he just loved to go – whether or not the dog was good, whether or not there were even birds. To him, it was about reminiscing to a simpler time. It was about a thermos full of coffee and a breakfast that he couldn’t tell grandma about. It was about college football on the AM dial all the way home. And college football on the tv once he got there.
This photo hangs in my home office. It reminds me daily of the two most important men in my life and how they could find joy even in an empty game pouch.
To my dad, Happy Father’s Day. Grandpa – what I’d do to spend one more with you.
Thanks to both of you for introducing the outdoors into my life. Rest assured, I’ll pay it forward.
Scott always checks the tag before he makes the purchase because he loves the feeling of something being made in the USA. He has been hooked on American-made products ever since his wife made him swap out his gear for a Filson Lined Oil Finish Timberline Jacket.
I recently posted a blog entry about American made products, including my trusted Filson jacket. My wife, a former accessories director at W and Instyle Magazine, introduced me to Filson around 5 years ago. She told me that I had to turn in the Coach briefcase I received for graduation for a Filson if I wanted to be cool. Your products have formed the backbone of my wardrobe ever since. Link to my blog entry, all the best, Scott.
James Tessmann’s first introduction to Filson was with the Feather Cloth Shooting Shirt from a DU Banquet. After that he was hooked on the big game upland hat and keeps coming back for more. He recommends the product to others and says, “They last, despite the abuse.” James sports his cap to enjoy outdoor sports such as Fly Fishing, sport clay shooting, duck hunting, small game hunting, hiking, outdoor photography, ranching and farming.
I’ve owned every piece of gear under the sun. The only piece I’ll swear by, that’s never broke, let me down or been replaced is My Waterfowler Hat. It’s solid gold.
Riley Dabling shares an incredible story of how Filson became a part of his life through his grandfather’s family traditions and outdoor way of life. Now, Riley carries one of his grandfather’s traditions everywhere with him when he wears his Double Tin Pants. Riley sincerely looks forward to when he can pass on the Filson memory to the next generation.
When I was a small boy we spent all of our time in the woods and mountains on horse back. Either hunting for elk and deer or packing into a remote lake for fishing. Many of these trips were with my grandfather at the lead of the column. He always had three things with him on all these trips, his 45 pistol strapped to his hip his pipe stick in the corner of his mouth and his Filson double tin pants. He swore by all three things being a must for any pack trip. I remember those pants how they looked so tough and rugged from all the miles that he put on them he never went into the back country without hem on. Now he is gone but his pants pipe and pistol all continue to ride the hard trails of the west. And these pants are still going strong today. They are one of my prized possessions of his that I got. I have the feeling that I might be able to pass them on some day as well.
Thanks for sharing your story, Riley!