Duck Dog Stage at Delta Waterfowl EXPO Presented by Eukanuba and Lucky Duck

Top experts will discuss training your retriever, hunting with multiple dogs, nutrition and more at The Duck Hunters EXPO

BISMARCK, NORTH DAKOTA — The Delta Waterfowl Duck Hunters EXPO will take place July 28-30 in Little Rock, Arkansas, with three continuous stages and an 80,000-square-foot show floor packed with vendors. The Duck Dog Stage, Duck Hunters Stage and Delta Waterfowl Stage will showcase a collection of top experts in the waterfowl industry.

Eukanuba and Lucky Duck once again sponsor the Duck Dog Stage, where expert trainers and their amazing dogs will inform and entertain Delta fans in attendance.

“We are excited to continue to support the work of this leading waterfowl conservation group as it leverages decades of research to maximize duck production efforts,” said Brad Wadler, Eukanuba’s vice president of marketing. “It is through value-based associations like Delta Waterfowl that together we can create more opportunities for active dogs and owners to bond around a shared pursuit.”

The lineup for the Eukanuba/Lucky Duck Duck Dog Stage includes:

Josh Miller – River Stone Kennels

Josh Miller is the owner of River Stone Kennels in New Richmond, Wisconsin, where he trains retrievers and, along with his wife Whitney, breeds British Labradors. Josh is also the owner of Reclaimer Roadmapthe online program that helps guide you in training your own dog at home.

Chris Akin – Webb Legged Kennels

Chris Akin has trained more than 3,800 dogs over four decades, building his training program into one of the most successful hunting trial programs in the country. Since he opened Webb Footed Kennels, his program has produced over 350 Champion Hunting Retrievers, 175 Master Hunters and 80 Champion Grand Hunting Retrievers. Akin’s personal titles include two Super Retriever Series championships and an ESPN Great Outdoor Games gold medal.

Brad Arington – Mossy Pond Retrievers

Mossy Pond Retrievers were developed in 2003 by Georgia native Brad Arington. Over the years, Mossy Pond Retrievers have expanded to their current size of 130 dogs in training, where they have won hundreds of Master Passes, many QAA titles, SRS wins and have placed several dogs on the National Derby List. When he’s not walking dogs across the country, you’ll find Arington at his Mossy Pond Lodge, filming episodes for bird life tv show.

Lee Howard – Mossy Pond Retrievers

Lee Howard, a native of Pierce County, Georgia, is the manager of Mossy Pond Retrievers. Beginning his training career in 2008 with Brad Arington, he has watched it grow into a kennel of 130 dogs in training. Howard has earned hundreds of AKC Master Passes, a large number of National Master Passes, as well as several SRS wins and placements.

“Lucky Duck is a proud sponsor of the Duck Dog Stage and continues our emphatic support of Delta Waterfowl and its mission,” said Sean Weaver, Lucky Duck Premium Decoys Marketing Manager. “The Duck Dog Stage presenters are world-class experts showcasing the value of the relationship of dog and man to conservation, the history and future of hunting and R3. We are excited to see the Duck Dog Stage return to being a fan favorite at Duck Hunters Expo.”

The Duck Dog Stage schedule can be found on the event’s website, which shows informative seminars covering topics including “A Hunting Dog’s First Season”, “Training Your Retriever”, “Hunting with Multiple Dogs” , a question and answer panel and more .

“The Duck Dog Stage unites athletes and athletes around one of the most rewarding parts of our sport,” said Brad Heidel, Delta Waterfowl’s senior director of marketing. “We are thrilled to be supported by exceptional stage sponsors and to bring such a talented and passionate group of experts to share their invaluable wealth of knowledge with the Delta crowds.”

Federal Premium Ammunition presents the Delta Waterfowl Duck Hunters EXPO. Among its many attractions, the EXPO features the World Championship Cut Duck Singing Contest, the Delta Waterfowl Singing Championship, decoy carving demonstrations and much more. There is also a duck dog parade for all to enjoy. Get your tickets now!

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For more information, contact Brad Heidel at (651) 403-1772 or