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Title: Hunt-WA Bird Dog Day.
Post by: Bluemoon 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. 

   
Title: Re: Hunt-WA Bird Dog Day.
Post by: Happy Gilmore on March 05, 2012, 05:21:13 PM
I take it my coffee hasn't worn off yet Richard.....That was fast! LOL...
Title: Re: Hunt-WA Bird Dog Day.
Post by: BIGINNER on March 05, 2012, 05:23:42 PM
I like
Title: Re: Hunt-WA Bird Dog Day.
Post by: Bluemoon 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.
Title: Re: Hunt-WA Bird Dog Day.
Post by: gasman 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:
Title: Re: Hunt-WA Bird Dog Day.
Post by: Happy Gilmore 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!
Title: Re: Hunt-WA Bird Dog Day.
Post by: 10Key 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!
Title: Re: Hunt-WA Bird Dog Day.
Post by: RC3 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.
Title: Re: Hunt-WA Bird Dog Day.
Post by: ghosthunter 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.
Title: Re: Hunt-WA Bird Dog Day.
Post by: gasman 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:
 :sas: :sas: :sas: :sas: :sas: :sas: :sas: :sas:



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:
Title: Re: Hunt-WA Bird Dog Day.
Post by: scottcrb 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. 
Title: Re: Hunt-WA Bird Dog Day.
Post by: pens fan 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
Title: Re: Hunt-WA Bird Dog Day.
Post by: Happy Gilmore 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...
Title: Re: Hunt-WA Bird Dog Day.
Post by: rosscrazyelk 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.
Title: Re: Hunt-WA Bird Dog Day.
Post by: jackelope 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.
Title: Re: Hunt-WA Bird Dog Day.
Post by: Bluemoon 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?)

Richard
   
Title: Re: Hunt-WA Bird Dog Day.
Post by: gasman 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:
Title: Re: Hunt-WA Bird Dog Day.
Post by: carver52 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?
Title: Re: Hunt-WA Bird Dog Day.
Post by: Happy Gilmore 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.
Title: Re: Hunt-WA Bird Dog Day.
Post by: rosscrazyelk 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
Title: Re: Hunt-WA Bird Dog Day.
Post by: pens fan 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
Title: Re: Hunt-WA Bird Dog Day.
Post by: Ireland Farms 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!
Title: Re: Hunt-WA Bird Dog Day.
Post by: carpsniperg2 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:
Title: Re: Hunt-WA Bird Dog Day.
Post by: gasman 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:
Title: Re: Hunt-WA Bird Dog Day.
Post by: Bluemoon 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:

Richard



 
Title: Re: Hunt-WA Bird Dog Day.
Post by: sockeye66 on March 18, 2012, 03:52:58 PM
will definitely try and make this. anything i can do to help let me know. thanks.
Title: Re: Hunt-WA Bird Dog Day.
Post by: freberd on March 20, 2012, 06:41:57 AM
sounds great.  Has a date been picked yet?
Title: Re: Hunt-WA Bird Dog Day.
Post by: ttown on March 21, 2012, 08:08:30 PM
Sounds like fun I will bring Lola out for sure...... Unless it is in Eastern WA..

Keep it in Chehalis or Fall City I am in.  Chehalis sounds better since you are already set up.
Title: Re: Hunt-WA Bird Dog Day.
Post by: KFhunter on March 22, 2012, 09:42:29 PM
tag
 
Title: Re: Hunt-WA Bird Dog Day.
Post by: Bluemoon on March 26, 2012, 10:37:49 AM
Hello all

We are still going to make this happen, but in all actuality this might not happen until this summer due to a few of us that have trial and test commitments to keep.

Also if we wait until summer we will have better grounds to have this at,  where we will also have water for swimming so we can do water work as well.

With all that being said.  I know this is last minute but if there of some of you that would like to get together this coming Saturday March 31st.   I will set the day aside here at the kennel,  come on down to Onalaska and play with your dog and lets meet one another.  I will have birds here for working your dog.  Let me know if this sounds good to any of you. 

Title: Re: Hunt-WA Bird Dog Day.
Post by: Happy Gilmore on March 27, 2012, 10:47:39 AM
I'm having a hard time finding open time too Richard. We're booked solid here at the farm starting April 7th through June 2-3. Something going on pretty much every single weekend.
Title: Re: Hunt-WA Bird Dog Day.
Post by: sockeye66 on March 27, 2012, 03:11:35 PM
i plan on being there on saturday. hopefully a few more people.
Title: Re: Hunt-WA Bird Dog Day.
Post by: WillJohn on March 29, 2012, 10:20:07 AM
Richard, just sent you a PM. I'll be there Saturday with my Britanny pup, thinking about bringing the Setter as well.
Title: Re: Hunt-WA Bird Dog Day.
Post by: KFhunter on March 29, 2012, 04:58:20 PM
Hello all

We are still going to make this happen, but in all actuality this might not happen until this summer due to a few of us that have trial and test commitments to keep.

Also if we wait until summer we will have better grounds to have this at,  where we will also have water for swimming so we can do water work as well.

With all that being said.  I know this is last minute but if there of some of you that would like to get together this coming Saturday March 31st.   I will set the day aside here at the kennel,  come on down to Onalaska and play with your dog and lets meet one another.  I will have birds here for working your dog.  Let me know if this sounds good to any of you.

     whew, I'd love too but google maps sez;    I-90 W and U.S. 12 W/Highway 12 W  408 mi, 7 hours 17 mins
Title: Re: Hunt-WA Bird Dog Day.
Post by: Bluemoon on March 31, 2012, 08:11:44 AM
Ribka
Tried to send you a PM. however your mailbox is full and won't any messages.
So far there is about 5 people from Hunt-WA that are coming out today. 
There is also a couple lady hunter/shooters coming out with their dogs as well.
( One is single gentlemen has great bird dogs and shotguns )
This is happening rain won't stop anything.

Tomorrow is an all Vizsla day.  I don't know how much time there would be to work anyone else's dog.  However if someone wanted to watch some of the top Vizsla's in North America work, feel more than welcome to come watch.  We will also be introducing about 6 pups to birds and gunfire.   
Richard
Title: Re: Hunt-WA Bird Dog Day.
Post by: Happy Gilmore on March 31, 2012, 10:16:52 AM
Have a great day you guys. Sorry I can't make it, really wanted to get down there..
Title: Re: Hunt-WA Bird Dog Day.
Post by: WillJohn on April 01, 2012, 08:33:12 AM
Great day at Tuxedo Kennel, wide variety of bird dogs working the field - viszla, english pointer, Italian Spinone, boykin spaniel, black lab, brittany, and an english setter who did his own thing. The sun even came out in the afternoon. Richard puts on a good event.
Title: Re: Hunt-WA Bird Dog Day.
Post by: sockeye66 on April 01, 2012, 01:36:20 PM
Richard, thanks for hosting such a fun day. it was a real pleasure watching someone as you working with the dogs. you obviously know what you're doing. great to meet other people that enjoy working with dogs. hopefully we can get together again before i go north.thanks again !!! geoff

Title: Re: Hunt-WA Bird Dog Day.
Post by: pens fan on April 02, 2012, 08:26:19 AM
Had an absolute blast. Mace hit the woods running right out of the truck when ee got home. Thanks for all the work and time with Bogy. great people,greater dogs,even greater time! 
Title: Re: Hunt-WA Bird Dog Day.
Post by: Bluemoon on April 03, 2012, 08:04:22 AM
Just want to re interate what everyone else said,  Saturday was a blast.  Pens-fan
thanks for bring Mace and Boogy,  I have a soft spot for the Boykins.   You have my up most respect for getting Boogy back, stick with him he's going to be one heck of a dog.  Sockeye I'll just say is if Raven ever ends up missing don't look for her down here  :chuckle: :chuckle: :chuckle:.  I'll take real good care of her...O- wait she's not here.    Willjohn what can be said about Miss Sadie you know what you've got there, I would say after this hunting season your  hunting partners will be switching to Brittany's vs their GSP's after they watch her doing her thing.

Thanks again to all that came down.  I look forward to doing this again on a larger scale this summer to meet more Bird Dogs and of course more Hunt-Wa members.

Regards
Bluemoon

Title: Re: Hunt-WA Bird Dog Day.
Post by: gallion_t on June 02, 2012, 12:11:15 PM
I just found this thread and would be very interested in attending something like this. Ive got a 4 month old lab with a pointing blood line and could really use some tips and on training along with seeing how other people are doing it. Hopefully something gets planned for this summer. The Fall city location would be best for me.
Title: Re: Hunt-WA Bird Dog Day.
Post by: Waterfowldoglover on September 21, 2012, 05:24:33 PM
Sounds like a fun time I would be in for at least Chehalis. Just realized this has already happened but if you do it next year could count me in.


Jana
Title: Re: Hunt-WA Bird Dog Day.
Post by: ttown on September 25, 2012, 06:59:10 AM
Is there another one of these going on soon?
Title: Re: Hunt-WA Bird Dog Day.
Post by: Cougar125 on September 19, 2013, 07:52:13 AM
Is there another one of these going on soon?
Any thoughts of doing any during the spring/summer of 2014?
Title: Re: Hunt-WA Bird Dog Day.
Post by: richardt on September 22, 2013, 08:09:08 AM
I'd definitely love to come if another one of these was done!


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Title: Re: Hunt-WA Bird Dog Day.
Post by: summerb67 on November 11, 2013, 08:15:17 PM
I'd definitely love to come if another one of these was done!

 :yeah: :tup:

Title: Re: Hunt-WA Bird Dog Day.
Post by: deltaops on November 12, 2013, 10:12:46 AM
I would be intersted in this as well.
Title: Re: Hunt-WA Bird Dog Day.
Post by: blllkns on January 05, 2014, 05:19:57 PM
I just found this, sounds like an awesome idea. Can someone message me if this is still going on?
Title: Re: Hunt-WA Bird Dog Day.
Post by: AdNewby on July 11, 2018, 10:41:41 PM
I just found this, sounds like an awesome idea. Can someone message me if this is still going on?
The same question. I'm on my way to be a Hunter :)
Title: Re: Hunt-WA Bird Dog Day.
Post by: lokidog on March 12, 2019, 09:46:23 PM
I just found this, sounds like an awesome idea. Can someone message me if this is still going on?
The same question. I'm on my way to be a Hunter :)

Look at the dates... 2013, 2014, Zombie thread, not sure why it is still a sticky.
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