After 3 days of watching the end of our rod tips, we get the recorder out to catch the grove of the cove. Actually, Matt hooked an 80 pounder, and I stuck the harpoon in it. other than that, we just struggled.
This will be great information to not only NAVHDA members. It will give any dog owner some insights on reading your dog. Great explanations on everything from search, pointing, nose and all the mysteries of what judges see and what handlers think!! Enjoy and take notes. Blaine has been hunting, testing, breeding and judging dogs longer than most of my listeners have been on this planet!
Finally got to sit down and swap a few stories with a colorful, funny and serious dogman. Kevin and I met in Nashville for the BHA pint night. We shared a few stories with the crowd, then met at Adam's Ammunition plant to talk a bit more about our life with hunting dogs. Found out that he even has two English Setters! I forgot to ask him if they retrieved???
I squeezed in a trip while visiting the family in Pensacola. The Hardscrabble Plantation is in the part of Florida known as Lower Alabama. Old school pine plantations make for challenging wingshooting. and when in season, migrating Woodcock (probably the ones I missed) from the great white north, make their winter home in some of the nastiest swamp cover I have ever seen.