The following press release originally appeared on the Outdoor News issue dated Tuesday, August 19, 2014.
Plymouth, MN – Outdoor News Inc., publisher of locally written fishing and hunting outdoor newspapers in seven Great Lake States, and Kinetic Performance Dog Food, named Paul Agranoff of Isanti, Minn. as the winner of the 2014 Huntin’ Buddy Photo contest. Agranoff’s entry of a photo depicting his dog, TI, in an action shot was selected as the contest winner, which appeared on the cover of Minnesota Outdoor News’ August 8th edition.
Agranoff and TI were officially recognized on August 15th, during the Minnesota-based Game Fair event held in Anoka, Minn. Kinetic owners Dave Dourson and John Howard were on hand to present Agranoff with the first bag of a year’s supply of the brand’s “Active 26K” performance dog food formula that is part of the winning package.
Agranoff said that his entry into the contest was more than just a photo submission. “Ti is truly a companion. We train year-round and hunt from Manitoba to the Dakotas as often as we can. At 5 years of age, he is what I consider the dog of a lifetime, and he has proven himself through the NAHRA (North American Hunting Retriever Association) trials and in the field.” stated Agranoff.
Dourson, Head of Sales for Kinetic Performance Dog Food, noted that it was great to see the winning canine in action, as Agranoff was among the participants and volunteers in Game Fair’s “Fetch-A-Cure” event. “Kinetic is a national sponsor of NAHRA, and to learn that our winner was involved in a quality organization and is obviously a committed sport dog owner, underscored our sponsorship of the Outdoor News Huntin’ Buddy contest as a way to recognize that bond and camaraderie one can share with their canine companions,” he said.
In addition to the year’s supply of Kinetic dog food that will be provided through the Hubbard Life dealer network, a custom portrait of the winning photo by Outdoor News artist, Ron Nelson, will be presented to Agranoff at a later date. In referencing the portrait, Agranoff shared, “My veterinarian’s office has asked to showcase the artwork when it is done, so it will allow more people to appreciate how important that bond can be with a true hunting buddy.”
About Kinetic™ Performance Dog Food: Kinetic™ performance dog food products feature a full line of performance foods specifically developed to meet the dietary requirements of highly active working, sporting and competition dogs. Made without corn, wheat or soy, each Kinetic™ formula is created to meet the elevated requirements of extremely active dogs for energy, endurance, recovery and digestive health. In addition, all products in the Kinetic™ line are made with a common ingredient profile to enable stress-free transitions from one formula to another during periods requiring higher or lower caloric intake. Kinetic is distributed through the dealer network of Hubbard Feeds Inc., based in Mankato, Minn. To learn more about Kinetic, visit their website at www.kineticdogfood.com.
About Outdoor News Inc: Outdoor News Inc provides in-depth coverage of hunting and shooting sports, fishing, archery, conservation and outdoor activities including analysis of state and national outdoor agencies, local lake maps and fishing reports, expert tips and relevant gear profiles. Robert A. Drieslein is the president of the privately held company established in 1968. With regional editors, columnists and sales representatives in seven states, Outdoor News Inc. publishes newspapers in Minnesota 52 times a year and in Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois, Ohio, Pennsylvania and New York 26 times a year. Outdoor News Inc. newspapers are subscription based mail periodicals with a verified circulation of over a quarter million including newsstand copies. New York Outdoors News is available through digital subscription as well. For more information about Outdoor News, Inc, visit www.outdoornews.com or call (800) 535-5191.