Category Archives: Trialing

What a Bum

I’ve really been slacking here, busy with work, family, dogs. The rush has finally seemed to subside and as so has peenting at half-light with woodcock sure to begin their spring nesting. We’ll shift back to some grouse training action … Continue reading

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Popinjay Strikes Again, in Tougher Competition

Yesterday the grouse wagon’s engine came to life again at 5:30am. This time pointed straight north shortly after a quick detour to my parents. It seems in all the pomp from last week of Pop taking first, my dad wanted … Continue reading

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Popinjay in the Books

I haven’t Facebook’d or really tweeted about the preparations┬áspent this past week getting Pop ready for this past weekends field trial. It was an “open” (as in to both Pro’s and Amateurs) stakes trial but there were no purses and … Continue reading

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Murphy’s Law (again!)

I had Pop out yesterday. I loaded up Blaze, Annie and him to head out to an area I run dogs at occasionally. Annie and Blaze were run first, and separately. Pop was out of his box last and placed … Continue reading

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Out “West”

The weekend had two trips in store for me both out farther west of me in PA. The weekend started out Friday night by attending Woodcock Limited’s annual dinner, it’s sort of the high-water mark of their woodcock weekend between … Continue reading

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Last Dress Rehearsal

I ran Pop for the last time before we head to a trial this weekend in the middle of the Allegheny National Forest. Essentially, I’ve just been letting him roll; a lot of hands-off, no handling. Our practice course at … Continue reading

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Pups and Boot Slups

I spent much of this past Saturday judging the puppy stake for the West Branch Grouse Trial Club. I did start the day showing up later than I wanted to… to watch the first brace of all-age (AA), which had … Continue reading

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