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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.
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November 19, 2014
Thought you might like to see this, We were in South Dakota last week and I have to tell you Herky did a terrific job. We have things to work on this Spring, but he did exceptionally well for his first time, working with 6 other dogs and areas with concentrated scent, ran his first two wild pheasants down, found two birds that were lost in cat tails and deep brush and retrieved over 10 birds. We have more work to do but this was the best pheasant hunt I have ever had and I thank you for all your help.
Looks like you’re having a great season out there, keep the pictures coming to Facebook.
Thanks Again and have a very Happy Thanksgiving and a Merry Christmas.
November 17, 2014
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October 29, 2014
We love your photos!
October 15, 2014
September 14, 2014
We just completed the NMESSC fall field trial. What a wonderful weekend of trialing as we had nearly eighty dogs competing in the all-age stakes, fourteen puppies, and four in our youth stake. NMESSC members put on another fine trial with good gunning, fine bird planting, timely shuttle service, delicious foods, blue ribbon hospitality, and a time respecting completion by Sunday Noon.
Thank you to all of our volunteers, judges, gunners, and most of all, our participants. Congratulations to the placements:
2nd Five See TP's Five Spot Run O - Paula Welsh H - Dan Langhans
3rd` Cy Pinecroft's Cyclone O - Ray Jack , H- Morgan Haglin
4th Gromit Pine Shadows PT Gromit O Ryan and Jennifer Lamberg H Morgan Haglin
AMATEUR 48 Entries
1st Trakker Harvest Moon's Trakker O/H Joe Coady
2nd Neala FC AFC Lady Neala Savoirfaire O/H JP Martin
3rd Guy Fast Track Wise Guy O/H Kerm Gillund
4th Stella Blue Towers Just One More O/H Nate Garner
PUPPY 14 Entries
1st Cisco Whiskey Rivers Cisco Kid O/H Todd Stelzer
2nd Clover Goschen Lighthouse Vita Celebratio O Tome Stibbe H Todd Stelzer
3rd Ben Harvest Moon's Benjamin O/H Tony Sworsky
4th Duke Harvest Moon's El Dorado Duke O/H Mark Victor
1st Mozart Peyton Loss
2nd Hadley Lucy Peterson
3rd Apples Kate Haglin
4th Turner Clark Haglin
August 29, 2014
August 13, 2014
Support the fine conservation organizations who are working to preserve our Hunting Traditions. This month there are a couple of local banquets you might fit into your calendar.
The North Country Pheasants Forever Membership Banquet is Thursday, August 14th at the Nisswa American Legion, tickets Bill 218.820.1776. And the Deep Portage Chapter of the Ruffed Grouse Society is having its 25th anniversary banquet on Thursday, August 28th, near Hackensack, tickets Jerry 218.947.3870. See you there!
August 4, 2014
August Training Update, pay attention as this will be on the quiz. Saturday training August 9th, 23rd , and 30th . No Saturday training August 16th. Wednesday night trainings moved to Thursday August 7th and 21st . On August 14th we rendezvous at the Pheasants Forever Banquet in Nisswa at the Legion!
Morgan is training at the kennels during the week; give him a call, 218.820.8815, to arrange a weekday visit for you and your dog.
July 27, 2014
July 22, 2014
Read about one of our chefs at Pine Shadows Daybreak and get a great recipe for Elk Sliders! Look for the USA Today Hunt & Fish magazine on newsstands now. http://www.aberdeennews.com/news/local/lodge-featured-in-usa-today-magazine/article_23154ce8-ef47-556c-93a9-942ce2f3d876.html
July 15, 2014
Days are getting shorter, hunting season is getting closer! Schedule you and your dog with Morgan for training soon. Call Morgan today, 218.820.8815.
July 3, 2014
June 30, 2014
In this age of high tech, genetics, and chemistry in agriculture it was refreshing to participate again in some basic weed control. No, I didn’t hoe a beet row; rather we joined a group of folks near Tulare last Thursday to catch flea beetles in a pasture. While the control of Leafy Spurge by modern means continues to be most elusive, the mere capture and release of a bunch of tiny bugs works wonders.
This is our fifth year in this process. Cooperating agencies included the Brown County Extension Office, NRCS, and USDA. With nets we gather the natural enemy of this plant, the flea beetle, and release the catch in stands of spurge around the farm at Daybreak. We have recorded some success with these efforts; however, it is a matter of control as this weed is most difficult to eradicate spreading vegetatively with an extensive root system.
June 18, 2014
NMESSC Fun Trial this Saturday, June 21 at Pine Shadows. Registration at 8:30 am.
June 12, 2014
June 6, 2014
Reminder: Preserve Your Sporting Traditions. Something for your children/grandchildren calendars: Morgan is teaching his MNDNR Firearms Safety Class for three weeks in August. It will meet Monday and Wednesday nights, 5:30-8:30, beginning August 4. The location is the Paul Bunyan Nature Learning Center in Baxter, (the new T.I.P. headquarters building). For more info and to register call Morgan 218.820.8815. Students must be 11 years or older by August 5.
May 27, 2014
NMESSC Fun Trial this Saturday. Events for young and old, steady and unsteady dogs and handlers, shotgunners too.
May 23, 2014
Morgan and Ryan (Lamberg) will be judging Central Maine Spaniel Club trial in Knox, Maine this weekend. Have a great time guys!
We will be training Saturday morning and Monday (Memorial Day) morning this weekend.
NMESSC Fun Trial next weekend, May 31st!
May 12, 2014
Report from the North Dakota field trial: Repeat of last week’s with Bob Schulke’s Turner and Bruce Eide’s Jackson earning placements. Turner gets third place in the Open while Jackson took second place in the Puppy. Congratulations!
May 7, 2014
April 14, 2014
The Northern Minnesota Springer Spaniel Club would like to thank all the folks who entered our spring trial. Our club members worked smoothly and efficiently top put on a great trial. Thanks to the Open and Amateur judges, Scott Hoover and Joe Coady, Puppy Judges Peter Rainey and Jeff Johanns , and our youth judges, Jason Givens and Ryan Lamberg.
Having to move the trial to Owatonna because of the snow conditions up here by Brainerd meant the club members all had to readjust the schedules. Thanks to Tony Cyr for getting the birds, Bruce Eide for bringing down the mule trailer, Terri Mayer and Cole Thiesse for planting birds, Ross and Lynn Christen for driving and marshalling, Nadine Kohn for marshalling, Tony Cyr for being the head chef, Robin Ablan as judges steward, David Ablan as head bird cleaner, JP Martin as shuttle driver, Lynn Peterson as head photographer, Bob Schulke as judges caretaker and the gun team of Mark Rysavy, Steve Krueger, Pat Gilligan, Peter Rainey, Jeff Johanns, Denny DuErr, John Meyer, John Pauly, Ryan Lamberg.
It was a wonderful weekend.
NMESSC Spring Field Trial Results
1st FC AFC Bridgewater's Minnesota "T" - Sota owner Tracie Wilson/Jayne Reinhart Handler Dan Murray
2nd Crosswind's Ruff Ranger - Sammy Owner John Miettunen Handler Morgan Haglin
3rd Warrener's Snowy Owl - Hoots Owner/Handler Dan Murray
4th FC Upland Meadows Cute as a Button - Button Owner/Handler Bill Boeckman
1st Grandview's Standing Ovation - Bravo O/H Steve Beyer
2nd Whitewater Creek's Patch Adams - Patch O/H Darrel Peterson
3rd Warrener's Short Eared Owl - Clancy O/H Bob Merrill
4th Melchris Whistlestop - Ellie O/H Rick Schneider
1st Absolute's In A Blink of An Eye - Skute Owner Tracie Wilson/Jayne Reinhart Handler Dan Murray
2nd Grandview's Chet the Jet - Chetty Owner/Handler Steve Beyer
3rd Pinecroft's Keaghan of Rockhaven - Keaghan Owner James O'Keefe Handler Jason Givens
4th Pinecrofts's Cyclone - Cy Owner Ray Jack Handler Morgan Haglin
1st Jackson handled by Cole Thiesse
2nd Wallace handled by Evan Lamberg
3rd Apples handled by Kate Haglin
4th Trap handled by Clark Haglin
April 6, 2014
Trial updates: At the Minnesota trial JP Martin’s Neala took third place in the Open, Bruce Eide’s Jackson took fourth in the Puppy and Ray Jack’s Cy took fourth place in the Puppy. Last week at the Heartland trial, Cy won the First Place in the puppy stakes. All were handled by Morgan.
April 5, 2014
It’s a busy trial schedule this week as Morgan and the crew attend three competitions. This weekend’s field trial is hosted by the Minnesota ESS Club and will be held at 9908 34th Avenue SE, Owatonna. On Thursday and Friday they will be at the St Croix Valley ESS event being held at the same farm.
Next weekend we are home hosting our Northern Minnesota ESS Club trial at the Al Grosland farm, 2990 133rd Street SW, Ellendale, MN. Yes, this is a change of location because Hunts Point is much too snow covered.
About eighty springers will be in competition at each of these trials and I encourage you to come out and watch these dogs in action. Look us up by the red vehicles under our American Flags.
March 28, 2014
The Minnesota Heartland English Springer Spaniel Club (MHESSC) will host its spring field trial on March 29th and March 30th, 2014 at the Al Grosland farm, 2990 133rd Street SW, Ellendale, MN. Morgan and his road crew will be in attendance. Look for the red vehicles with the American flags.
With the beginning of the Minnesota trial season our weekends are filled. We will not be conducting any Saturday training. However, Morgan is training at the kennels during the week. If you would like to work with him, give him a call, 218.820.8815, to arrange a weekday for you and your dog.
March 20, 2014
We are looking forward to training this Saturday, March 22. Forecast states it may be a little cool, we will have the hobo fire burning brightly. We will begin around 8:30. See you then!
Morgan wraps up his Midwest tour at the Nebraska trial this weekend. He is grateful for the contributions of his road crew, JP Martin, Mark Rysavy, and Steve Krueger. The dogs are running pretty well and gaining a lot of good experience.
March 8, 2014
Among the awards given at the recent NMESSC banquet was the 2013 Midwest Interclub High Point Amateur Stakes, earned by Neala owned and handled by JP Martin. The trophy, sponsored by the Northeast Wisconsin Spaniel Club, was presented by NWSC representative Lynn Christen. This beautiful cup is in memory of NWSC members: Emmett Anderson, Corky Jarstad, Fred Neville, Ralph Sheldon, and Vance Van Laanen. It was designed and made by the company in Chicago that does the Oscars.
The trophy is an Antique Silver Cup which is hand spun from solid brass and electroplated silver on a round black base with a dog on top carrying a bird. This is awarded to the dog with the highest points accumulated in the Amateur Stakes in the Midwest Interclub area. Congratulations to Neala and her owner/operator JP!
This marks the third consecutive year a NMESSC club member and dog has earned this award, Ed Zollar and Prez in 2012 and JP and Neala in 2011.
March 5, 2014
Morgan and JP Martin have arrived in Colorado to begin the March trial season. On Thursday and Friday Morgan will compete in the Northern Colorado Springer Spaniel Club cocker trials with Kevin Gadde’s Smoke.
On Saturday and Sunday the NCSSC is conducting their springer trial. Morgan has a trailer load of puppies and all age dogs for that trial. JP will be running Neala and Marlo in the amateur. All trials are near Fort Lupton, Colorado. Good luck to all participants.
March 2, 2014
Dear Mark and Sophie :
We had a family with three boys like us visiting this past weekend at the hunting camp. Their boys fell in love with Gwinner. Their parents want to get them a dog. Do you have any really good natured dogs ready to go; meaning little farther along than just started. Would not need to be a high powered hunter. If you have any send me pictures and some info and I will get ya’ll connected.
Attached are a couple of pictures of Chex quail hunting, I was entertaining customers and she performed really well.
Hope all well
February 24, 2014
The next two litters due at Pine Shadows, LACY and SARA, are both looking like they will have pups. They are both eating well and staying in good shape. LACY is bred to HIGGINS and SARA is bred to REBEL.
Because of the deep snow in the switch grass, Morgan is doing board flushes and yard drills with the trial dogs and working the pups on retrieving and perfecting the delivery to hand. Training dogs is much more than field work. Many important little things can be worked on with the yard drills. Never miss an opportunity to train your dog, - in the house, in the yard, and traveling, any situation when you are with your dog.
February 24, 2014
February 16, 2014
Thanks to all who attended the NMESSC Annual meeting and banquet. Almost 40 people came for the awards and wonderful slide show of all the club activities throughout the year. Lynn Peterson is our cameraman and he does a wonderful job putting the slide show together.
This upcoming weekend we are planning a three days training trip to Daybreak. There will not be any training at Pine Shadows this Saturday.
Saturday training will commence again on March 1st at Pine Shadows.
The spring trial circuit will start for Morgan on March 6th with the Northern Colorado cocker trial then on to the Springer trials in Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma and Nebraska.
February 10, 2014
On Friday we received a note that Pine Shadows Tatum was laid to rest. Tatum lived with Michael and Catherine Blassey. She had come into their household as a young, well-mannered hunting and house dog. Unsure of what to expect from a dog in their household, Michael and Catherine set the rules with which Tatum adjusted to quite nicely.
Never over stepping her bounds, always the polite quite family member she enjoyed a great life of helping Catherine while she worked at home and Michael while he cut wood, walked down the trails, retrieved many ducks from the ponds, numerous grouse in northern Minnesota and countless numbers of roosters hunting with the Pine Shadows Huntsmen in South Dakota.
A great little girl who enlightened the lives of Michael and Catherine. We are very blessed that Tatum was able to bring Michael and Catherine into the Pine Shadows fold.
January 17, 2014
January 5, 2014