Uplanders Warehouse to Make First Annual Donation to Pheasants Forever

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Uplanders Warehouse donates a total of $343.58 to upland conservation programs through its UDonate™ Program. Recipients of the donations are Pheasants Forever, Quail Unlimited and the Roughed Grouse Society.

Uplanders Warehouse (http://www.uplanders.com) originally created its UDonate™ program to help promote and contribute to upland conservation organizations. Now that 2008 has ended, Uplanders Warehouse will be making its first annual contribution to Pheasants Forever at National Pheasant Fest 2009. The Pheasant Fest show runs from February 6 through 8, 2009 at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, Wisconsin.

The UDonate program (http://www.uplanders.com//home.php?dr=udonate&fn=udonate) allows customers of Uplanders Warehouse to select a conservation organization at the time of their purchase. Options to choose from include Pheasants Forever, Quail Unlimited and the Roughed Grouse Society. Uplanders Warehouse will then donate 2% of their total purchase to the conservation organization they selected. This program is completely free to customers of Uplanders Warehouse. Uplanders Warehouse makes the donation from its profits -- based on the order total of their customers and the conservation group selected.

While Uplanders Warehouse is still in its first full-year of business, it ended calendar year 2008 making the following donations:

Pheasants Forever -- $180.96
Quail Unlimited -- $118.24
Roughed Grouse Society -- $44.38

"We are glad to contribute to these great organizations, but frankly, I'm disappointed that only 29% of our customers chose to participate in a free program to donate to these conservation groups," said Jared Tanner, owner of Uplanders Warehouse. "The Uplanders Warehouse business has surpassed our expectations in its first year -- despite the down economy. But honestly, I was expecting and hoping to make larger contributions through the UDonate program," he continued.

"This tells me we have an opportunity to better educate our customers and other upland hunters about the UDonate program. I find it hard to believe that anyone making a purchase wouldn't choose to have us make a donation on their behalf -- especially when it doesn't cost them a dime," Jared stated.

In an effort to educate bird hunters about the UDonate program, Uplanders Warehouse will highlight the program at Pheasant Fest 2009 -- with signs and a brochure educating potential customers of the impact their purchases can have on their preferred conservation programs.

For more information about Uplanders Warehouse or the UDonate program, please call 800-701-2761, extension 701, or email service at uplanders dot com.

About Uplanders Warehouse

Uplanders Warehouse is a specialty retailer of upland bird hunting apparel and equipment. The company offers an extensive product selection through its website at http://www.uplanders.com that features premier branded merchandise specific to the upland bird hunter. Uplanders Warehouse is an authorized dealer for several premier manufacturers of upland hunting equipment -- including Browning, Beretta, Filson, Columbia, Boyt Harness Co., Bob Allen, Pella's Bird 'n Lite ,Walls 10X, Turtleskin, Mother and more.

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