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Hunt-WA Bird Dog Day.
« on: March 05, 2012, 05:17:33 PM »
I was discussing this with Happy Gilmore this morning over coffee give us your thoughts.

We were thinking of putting on a show off your dog day for Hunt-WA members.  It would be a great way for new dog owners wanting to learn about training their dog.  Also for those who are thinking about getting a dog but not sure what breed they want, come watch the breeds work. Owners who might have a little hiccup they want to fix, a way to swap lies about hunting and possible meeting of new hunting partners.  Or for those who just want to show off their dog working.

First and foremost this would not be a competition.   We would ask that all egos be left at the front gate.  It is just about watching dogs work in the field.  We would have fields set up for Retrievers, Flushers and Pointers.  We would have some of the top NW local trainers here to watch and answer any questions one might have about their dog and training methods.   And get a chance to watch some of the top N.W. dogs doing what they do best.

The thought would be to do 3 of these this Spring and Summer.  Come get your dog evaluated, go home with some ideas to put into your training regime and come back later and do it all over again.  The cost would just be your travel and price of birds.  We would be using Pigeons, Quail, Chucker, Pheasant and Mallards.  Current pricing is $5.00, $8.00, $10.00,$15.00 and $15.00 respectively.   All shooting would be done by designated shooters for safety reasons.

Thinking out loud the first one would be sometime in April in S.W. Washington around the Chehalis area.  The Second one in June in the Fall City area, Then one in August in the Bellingham area. 

So please give us your thoughts and ideas. 

   

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Re: Hunt-WA Bird Dog Day.
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2012, 05:21:13 PM »
I take it my coffee hasn't worn off yet Richard.....That was fast! LOL...
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Re: Hunt-WA Bird Dog Day.
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2012, 05:23:42 PM »
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Re: Hunt-WA Bird Dog Day.
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2012, 05:29:54 PM »
A :yike:fter four cups of your coffee I'm hoping  I can sleep tonight.  :yike: BUZZZZZZZZZZ.
I would not want it any other way.  The coffee that is.

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Re: Hunt-WA Bird Dog Day.
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2012, 05:56:08 PM »
Sounds like a meet and greet  :tup:

I hope Happy isn't portraying him self as one of those expert trainers  :chuckle: :chuckle: :chuckle: :chuckle: :chuckle:
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I would have no problem helping out, been in the blind enough at field trials over the last couple of years and will back in the blind this year again   :hunt2:
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Re: Hunt-WA Bird Dog Day.
« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2012, 06:26:33 PM »
Sounds like a meet and greet  :tup:

I hope Happy isn't portraying him self as one of those expert trainers  :chuckle: :chuckle: :chuckle: :chuckle: :chuckle:
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I would have no problem helping out, been in the blind enough at field trials over the last couple of years and will back in the blind this year again   :hunt2:

I just make coffee and steal beer from other peoples' coolers Pete....better lock your trucks people!
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Re: Hunt-WA Bird Dog Day.
« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2012, 06:37:35 PM »
I would be in for sure if in Fall City, Chehalis I would be 50/50. Great idea gents!

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Re: Hunt-WA Bird Dog Day.
« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2012, 06:39:23 PM »
Sounds fun I'd be into bringing a couple of wirehairs if it fits my work schedule.

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Re: Hunt-WA Bird Dog Day.
« Reply #8 on: March 05, 2012, 06:48:11 PM »
Well since my dog is too old now and I cannot comit to a new dog while this one is still breathing, I would help you out. I love watching the dogs work and have been around a fair amount of hunt tests. So, Fall City or Bellingham I am there for you if you need gofer.
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Re: Hunt-WA Bird Dog Day.
« Reply #9 on: March 05, 2012, 07:40:13 PM »
Sounds like a meet and greet  :tup:

I hope Happy isn't portraying him self as one of those expert trainers  :chuckle: :chuckle: :chuckle: :chuckle: :chuckle:
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I would have no problem helping out, been in the blind enough at field trials over the last couple of years and will back in the blind this year again   :hunt2:

I just make coffee and steal beer from other peoples' coolers Pete....better lock your trucks people!


Make coffee  :yike: :yike: :yike: :yike: thats a good one  :chuckle: :chuckle: :chuckle: :chuckle: :chuckle: :chuckle: :chuckle: :chuckle:

I know you steal other's beer, mine will be locked up  :brew: :brew: :brew: :brew: :brew: :brew:
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Re: Hunt-WA Bird Dog Day.
« Reply #10 on: March 05, 2012, 07:54:09 PM »
me and my hunting partner would love that. he has a new dog that needs some help. we would go to all  3 im sure. sounds like a great idea i know a guy with a retriever that does a lot of hunt test that might be interested too. keep the info coming. 

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Re: Hunt-WA Bird Dog Day.
« Reply #11 on: March 05, 2012, 08:23:48 PM »
Hope its on a weekend i have off
be aware there is a Springer test going on in April and May at Scattercreek

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Re: Hunt-WA Bird Dog Day.
« Reply #12 on: March 05, 2012, 08:29:10 PM »
Hope its on a weekend i have off
be aware there is a Springer test going on in April and May at Scattercreek

Wouldn't have it any other way... There are also 7 Pointer hunt tests in the coming two months so, Richard (Bluemoon) will be busy running his string of dogs for pretty much two months straight, every weekend...
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Re: Hunt-WA Bird Dog Day.
« Reply #13 on: March 05, 2012, 08:32:37 PM »
I love this idea. One i would love to see how my Boykin has responded from his stroke and would love to see if my weimer has any bird ability in him at all.
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Re: Hunt-WA Bird Dog Day.
« Reply #14 on: March 05, 2012, 10:15:42 PM »
Sounds like a good time. I don't have a dog but would like to come watch and would be happy to help in any way I could at the Fall City event.
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Re: Hunt-WA Bird Dog Day.
« Reply #15 on: March 06, 2012, 02:00:12 PM »
Thanks for all the response it sounds like we can make this work.  The reason I picked Chehalis as the first area was cost.  I would hold it at my kennels where I have the homers for fly aways,  and I have the insurance, porta potty, etc, etc..  However if the general consensus is for the Fall City area we could make that work.  It would just cost a little more for the use of the property I would want to compensate the land owner for the use of his property and pigeons.  I will look into this.

Don't worry Pens Fan,  It will be on a test/trial free weekend not only for the pointing breeds but the Spaniels as well, I have 4 Springers in that will be testing this Spring.  We'll do are best to pick a free weekend.

Gas-Man you hit it right this is a meet and greet and we get to play with our dogs. 

Please keep all the ideas and feedback coming it sound like this will be a great time!

One thing I won't be held accountable for is beers missing from ice chests  (Paul?)

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Re: Hunt-WA Bird Dog Day.
« Reply #16 on: March 06, 2012, 03:44:16 PM »
Thanks for all the response it sounds like we can make this work.  The reason I picked Chehalis as the first area was cost.  I would hold it at my kennels where I have the homers for fly aways,  and I have the insurance, porta potty, etc, etc..  However if the general consensus is for the Fall City area we could make that work.  It would just cost a little more for the use of the property I would want to compensate the land owner for the use of his property and pigeons.  I will look into this.

Don't worry Pens Fan,  It will be on a test/trial free weekend not only for the pointing breeds but the Spaniels as well, I have 4 Springers in that will be testing this Spring.  We'll do are best to pick a free weekend.

Gas-Man you hit it right this is a meet and greet and we get to play with our dogs. 

Please keep all the ideas and feedback coming it sound like this will be a great time!

One thing I won't be held accountable for is beers missing from ice chests  (Paul?)

Richard
   

And I do believe Paul still owes me  :brew:
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Re: Hunt-WA Bird Dog Day.
« Reply #17 on: March 06, 2012, 04:22:10 PM »
Sounds like a real fun time. It'd be great to meet you guys.  Work schedule allowing, count me in.   
PS. Does anyone know of a Boykin breeder/kennel here in the NW that may be making an appearance?

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Re: Hunt-WA Bird Dog Day.
« Reply #18 on: March 06, 2012, 05:11:04 PM »
I'll take care of the property fee at Carlson's Richard. Just need to put a few dates on the board.
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Re: Hunt-WA Bird Dog Day.
« Reply #19 on: March 06, 2012, 05:38:58 PM »
Sounds like a real fun time. It'd be great to meet you guys.  Work schedule allowing, count me in.   
PS. Does anyone know of a Boykin breeder/kennel here in the NW that may be making an appearance?
Pens fan is a boykin breeder,i think he is on a break thou.also I have someone trying to breed with my boykin , we will see
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Re: Hunt-WA Bird Dog Day.
« Reply #20 on: March 06, 2012, 08:34:51 PM »
I hope to be there
i work every other weekend and with turkey season and springer trials i may not be able to squeeze anything ini could take a couple of vacation days if i have enough notice

There at pretty much two northwest Boykin breeders i know ofand i am one of them
the other is in Oregon
not Romars he retired from what i hear

I am not really a full fledged breeder so to speak

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Re: Hunt-WA Bird Dog Day.
« Reply #21 on: March 08, 2012, 06:53:08 PM »
I'd consider hosting in Chelan. It's much more centrally located, plus who doesn't want to be in Chelan! Party and training sounds like Vegas!

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Re: Hunt-WA Bird Dog Day.
« Reply #22 on: March 08, 2012, 07:29:14 PM »
I think there is enough people in favor of this I am going to make it sticky :tup:
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Re: Hunt-WA Bird Dog Day.
« Reply #23 on: March 08, 2012, 07:35:31 PM »
I'd consider hosting in Chelan. It's much more centrally located, plus who doesn't want to be in Chelan! Party and training sounds like Vegas!

I would still show up and help out there also  :tup:
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Re: Hunt-WA Bird Dog Day.
« Reply #24 on: March 13, 2012, 11:20:58 AM »
Hello all
Taking a snow day off today so got a chance to throw out some dates to have our "Bird Dog Day".  After plowing through the AKC web site for upcoming Hunt Test and Field Trials.  The date that I think would work best is April 28th a Saturday.  The only event that weekend is a walking field trail for pointing breeds at Sauvie Island.  After that it get crazy for trials and test for everyone for the next few months.

Paul how does this look for your calender.  It did sound like your place was more centrally located for those wanting to do this.

Keep any thoughts and ideas coming or alternative dates ideas.  Reading current posts it sounds like there are a good number of new pups and owners out there.  For those, this will be a good time to soak up many ideas of what you want out of your dog.  And how to train for it.  Learn from all of our mistakes! :yike:

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