By all accounts it was a great season of bird hunting. We put out a ton of birds over the almost 6 month long season. The dogs gave us great points and retrieves throughout the season. We helped introduced more people to the sport. I think we even hooked a couple more sportsmen. It was a great season for walking fields, finding birds, and spending time with family and … [Read more...] about Last Hunts of the 2010/2011 Season
That's right... Hunting season has been over for months. The snow has melted and everyone is itching to get outside. What better way to enjoy some nice spring weather than to take your dogs hunt testing? A couple weeks ago we took both Bo and Raven to the German Shorthaired Pointer Club of Illinois AKC hunt tests at the Des Plaines state fish and wildlife area. Both dogs … [Read more...] about Hunt Test Season is in Full Swing!
The last couple of weeks in 2010 and most of January 2011 provided some really great mornings to be out in the field with the dogs and friends. We had some great hunts and decent clean up days. I do not believe we had a day this year where we didn't see birds. … [Read more...] about Late 2010 & January 2011 Hunts
Here is my 2nd take at video editing. This is from Woodlawn Farms Hunt Club in Creston, IL. We were in Field 9. The weather was nice and the dogs were running well. This clip was captured with the Playsport ZX3. The original .mov file can be found here … [Read more...] about Woodlawn Farms – February 19th
We recently made our first trip of 2010 to Des Plaines State Fish and Wildlife Area for a controlled pheasant hunt. The weather ended up being warm (temps in the low-mid 70's and sunny skies) but the dogs worked their butts off even in trying scenting conditions and birds that refused to sit still. Al limited early and Nate took his first birds on his first excursion on … [Read more...] about What a day!