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Monthly Archive for May, 2008

We won! I’m so proud…

On Sunday, May 17th, I ran Puck in the Mid-Coast Maine Field Trial Club’s spring trial. We ran in the Gun Dog Stake and Puck came in first, winning the event. Image courtesy of Chris Mathan @ the Sportsman’s Cabinet. Twelve dogs entered the Gun Dog stake and there were six braces in all. Each […]

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Well, it’s Sunday night and I’m back in Boston. I was up in Maine over the weekend running Puck around Portland. The Mid Coast Maine Field Trial is less than a week away. I’m going to run Puck in the Gun Dog Stake on Sunday morning. I’m pretty excited. This is going to be out […]

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I’ve been trying to find some information about Field Trials for some time now. The rules and information about these events are not easy to come by. Fortunately, a few friends pointed me to some info. Here’s what they showed I me. This info cleared up some of the questions I had about. I hope […]

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Interested in fine shotguns? Then beware. The three books I’m about to share with you are the ones that started my obsession with double guns. Read them at your own risk; if you find yourself spending all your free nights and weekend on the hunt for your next dream gun, don’t say you weren’t warned […]

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Edward D. Bailey of Eden Mills, Ontario, thinks it’s their temperament. Mr. Bailey is one of the founders of NAVHDA – the North American Versatile Hunting Dog Association. In this article (pdf) from the Illinois NAVHDA chapter’s website, he talks a little bit about why he believes today’s field trials are turning out dogs with […]

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Cover Trial Tuneup – 4/19

What a difference two weeks make. The last time I headed out with Puck, there was 2′ of snow in the woods around Portland, ME. This past Saturday, there was almost nothing. Even though the ground was still bare, spring was poking through all around. This trip gave me the chance to think about the […]

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UplandJournal.com is a great online bulletin board. It’s run by my friend Brad Eden and he does a great job with it. Over the past few years it has built up quite a following of knowledgeable, friendly people. I hang out there quite a bit, picking up info, sharing opinions, and basically learning a lot. […]

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