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Pine Shadows News

May 24, 2015

This season is upon us. Be prepared by have the ingredients in your canine first aid kit.

 

Captain Morgan’s Best De-Skunking Formula

1 quart 3% Hydrogen Peroxide, 1/3  Cup baking soda, 1 teaspoon liquid soap, laundry detergent is best.

DO NOT shampoo or otherwise clean dog prior to use of this recipe. Other methods of cleaning will only push the odor causing oils to go further into the coat and skin. Wet the dog thoroughly before applying, then rub vigorously into coat and skin. Rinse with water. It may be necessary to repeat process a few times.

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May 18, 2015

Thanks to all the participants at Saturday’s NMESSC Fun Trial.  The threatened rain stayed away while fifty-one dogs competed; fourteen kids enjoyed the youth activities that included running dogs with flyers and a gun team! All were treated to a fine lunch of shared dishes, Rachel’s BBQ pork loin, and Tony’s grilled fowl!  The next fun trial will be on Saturday, June 20th. 

We will be training Wednesday evening and next Saturday morning May 23rd.  On Saturday, May 30th there will be no training. Morgan is also available throughout the week by appointment, call him 218 820 8815.

 

 

May 12, 2015

NMESSC Fun Trial this Saturday.  Starts at 8:30 am.  

 

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May 6, 2015

We will be training each Wednesday evening and Saturday morning May through August. On 3 Saturdays we host NMESSC fun trials: May 16, June 20, and July 11. On May 30th there will be no training. Any other changes will be posted on Facebook and on the Current News page of the Pine Shadows website.  Morgan is also available throughout the week by appointment, call him 218 820 8815.

 

May 1, 2015

Congratulations to SUSIE (PILOT x TOAST), owned by Bob Schulke, in winning the Iowa field trial all-age open stake.  SUSIE was handled by Morgan.

 

 

April 23, 2015

I will be in Arizona for the next couple of days attending the annual meeting of our ESS parent club, essfta.org. Morgan and crew are traveling to the Iowa Sporting Spaniel Club inaugural field trial this weekend at Big Springs Range near Searsboro, Iowa.

 

Saturday training will resume on May 2nd.  Meanwhile, we have begun Wednesday evening training.  Morgan is also available throughout the week by appointment, call him 218 820 8815.

 

 

 

April 20, 2015

NMESSC Field Trial

Spring 2015

Major Avenue Hunt Club

 

What a wonderful weekend the NMESSC had at the spring field trial held this past weekend at Major Avenue Hunt Club. Thanks to all of you who entered your springers in the competition. Results are posted soon on www.essft.com and some pictures have surfaced on Facebook.

 

This is also a good opportunity to say Thank You to all who made it a wonderful weekend. We have a tremendous group of club members who go above and beyond in making this a great event. Thanks to the bird planters, bird steward, shaggers, treat makers, marshals, judge stewards, catalog folks, gunning team, mule drivers, judges, steward of the beat, bird cleaners and the land owner Jerry Martin.

 

 

 

April 10, 2015

I am joining Morgan and his crew at the Minnesota English Springer Spaniel Club Spring Licensed Field Trial this weekend at SW 133rd St Elllendale, MN. Come out and see the action all day Saturday or Sunday morning. Here are the running orders: http://www.essft.com/alldates.html#Date

Following the busy trial schedule, Saturday training will resume on May 2nd.  Wednesday evening sessions are in full force. Come on out!

 

I encourage you to attend at least one of the spring sportsman banquets in your area. These organizations do a fine job advocating our sporting traditions.  While attending the 31st annual Bemidji Ruffed Grouse Society dinner last night I visited with RGS Regional Director Mike Griffin who was a wonderful host. Mike spends time with us each fall at Daybreak, our Orvis endorsed wingshooting grounds in South Dakota. 

 

 

 

March 31, 2015

 

 

Congrats to Cy earning fourth place honors in the Open Stake at the Minnesota Heartland trial last weekend.  Cyclone, owned by Ray Jack, is handled by Morgan.   

 

This Saturday, April 4, plan on attending the first NMESSC Fun Trial of the year at Pine Shadows.  Register around 8:30; remember there are a number of youth activities also. Click to see the list of stakes available for you and your dog.

 

 

 

 

March 23, 2015

A few jottings: Morgan is back from the southern trials. He reports all dogs had good experiences, a couple receiving placements. John Miettunen’s Sammy earned an all-age open second place and Dave Adams’ Bolt took fourth in a puppy trial. We head to Owatonna on Friday for the Heartland Trial. On the following Saturday, April 4th, day before Easter, the NMESSC holds its first Fun Trial of the season here at Pine Shadows.

There will be no Saturday training on the 28th; however, we will begin Wednesday evening sessions on April 1st.

The NMESSC spring field trial will be held on April 18-19 at the Major Avenue Hunt Club near Hutchinson. Entry deadline is Wednesday, April 8th.

 

 

March 12, 2015

 

Morgan and his crew are in Zenda, Kansas beginning the spring trial season. They will compete in the Oklahoma and Kansas trials for the next four days and go on to a Nebraska event next week. Morgan is most appreciative of the assistance from JP Martin, Steve Krueger, Mark Rysavy, and John Pauly.  Morgan has a number of springers in the open plus a puppy stake entry while each of the guys has a dog in the amateur stakes.  Best of luck to all participants.

With Morgan gone and Mark judging the Sportsmen Spaniel Club trial in Des Plaines, IL, we will have no training at the kennels this coming Saturday, March 14.

 

 

March 1, 2015

The Drumming Log Chapter of the Ruffed Grouse Society will have a chapter meeting on Wednesday, March 4, 2015  6:00 p.m. at  Gander Mountain  in Baxter. As a follow-up to the December meeting, Minnesota DNR Forest Gamebird Coordinator Ted Dick will present information on grouse hunting in Minnesota in addition to the chapter's potential involvement in future local habitat projects.  RGS Director of Member Relations and Outreach Mark Fouts will discuss potential chapter activities for 2015.   

Please join us. Become an active part in helping RGS preserve our sporting traditions for future generations by creating forest habitat for grouse and woodcock. 

 

 

February 24, 2015

Dan Langhans comes to the line…

I was judging the Hall of Fame trial put on by the Volunteer English Springer Spaniel Club this past February. Dan Langhans had a number of dogs entered in the trial.

The course was extremely heavy and very tough walking with brambles, briars and tangles.

Dog number 5 comes to the line under Dan.

I greet him with a friendly hello and he shakes my hand, asks how I am doing and sets his dog up. I give him the same instructions I give all handlers. All the while I am thinking who am I to be judging this icon of a spaniel man.

The dog is glued to Dan’s every movement. With a slight cast the dog heads off quartering. 

Dan struggles through about ten steps and stops, turns slightly to me and says, “Mark, I can’t do this anymore; I don’t want to hold up the trial.”

With a slight whistle, his dog is back at his side, the leash is put on and Dan turns and walks off the course.  I am left standing there thinking I may have just witnessed Dan’s last trial.

I have judged Dan at a number of trials throughout the years and have always witnessed the epitome of dog and handler coursing as a team. 

I will miss him dearly, Sophie and our boys will miss him dearly.

Blessed and cherished be his memory.

 

 

February 4, 2015

This week Sophie and I are at the Hall of Fame field trials in LaGrange, Tennessee.  I will be judging the first of two trials being held. Not far from Memphis, the Bird Dog Hall of Fame is a great visit.     Both dogs and handlers are recognized in the exhibits.

In addition to training this week, Morgan will be taking the “show” to Forestview Middle School.    Joannie and Rachel are joining him to demo a truckload of puppies and dogs to three classes. 

There will be training this  Saturday

 

 

January 19, 2015

 

Saturday training has begun.   All breeds welcome.  First dog down is about 8:30 and we are usually finished before Noon. Snacks or a meal plus conversation in the training office follows.    

 

Remember  NMESSC banquet on the 31st.  RSVP your intent and meal choice to mark@pineshadows.com or 218.829.4736.

 

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January 1, 2015

 

Happy New Year. 

 

Nothing like the excitement of a new year indeed.  A couple January dates for you, the hobo fire cranks up for Saturday training on the 17th.  And the NMESSC annual banquet and meeting will be held on the last Saturday, the 31st.  On that day we will train in the morning and get together in the late afternoon at the Woods event center (formerly Timbermist) just north of Brainerd on Hwy 3, the Merrifield/Crosslake road.

 

Please RSVP your attendance and meal preference to us.  Email mark@pineshadows.com or call 218.829.4736. 

 

 

 

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