Thanks to everyone who came and made the trial fun and a success again this spring! Here are just a few photos from the trial. I didn’t get to everyone or all the dogs…
Tim Kisieleski’s Little Thudd in the Puppy Stake.
Tony Bly gets Frankie ready for the Puppy Stake.
Frankie breaks away in the Puppy Stake.
Tony Bly, future field trialer and Little Thudd. Craig Doherty and unidentified person with a setter in the background!
Trialers waiting for a ride up the hill during the Puppy Stake.
Mike Flewelling’s Gina comes out of retirement for the Gundog Stake!
Charlotte and Gina breakaway in the Gundog Stake.
Gina has a find, Charlotte backing.
Cal Robinson’s Charlotte has a find.
Nick and Dice, Tim and Annie, Gundog Stake.
Nick Kingsbury’s Dice has a find in the Gundog Stake.
Tim Kisieleski’s Annie in the Gundog Stake.
Tim Kisieleski with Maggie and Matt Winchester with his charge (sorry forgot his dog’s name) in the Gundog Stake!
Third place ribbon in the Gundog Stake goes to Dice!
And fourth place goes to…Charlotte the French Brittany!
Steve Forrest and Belle after her woodcock find in Sunday’s Open Shooting Dog Stake.
Cal Robinson’s Amelia’s Pride & Joy in Sunday’s Open Shooting Dog Stake.
Mike Best’s Wilbur has a woodcock find with Al Robbins’ Dallas backing.
Judge Mike Flewelling and Al Robbins with Wynot Brady, woodcock find.
Woodcock hen on a nest.
Joe Dahl’s new prospect!
RGS biologist, Andy Weik came by on Saturday to watch the trial. He was visiting Maine from his home in New York state for the Burton Spiller Chapter’s fundraising banquet. He left the trial with a Midcoast Maine cap. We hope this is a good sign that bird dog field trialing will be in Andy’s son Collin’s future. Here he is zonked out after a day of turkey hunting!