Sunday, October 3, 2010

2010 Minnesota Grouse Championship

MGDA hosts The 2010 Minnesota Grouse Championship

Starting Monday October 11

Where: Rum River State Forest

Purse: $1500.00 if a Runner up is named, the purse will be divided $1050.00/ $450.00 with a rotating silver trophy cup to the winner.

Drawing: Friday October 8th, 8PM at the home of Greg Gress.

Greg Gress: contact info 612-590-2353

Entries should be paid before the Drawing

The Stakes: Minnesota Grouse Dog Championship (60 Minutes). $100.00
Additional running at the discretion of the judges. Acceptable native grouse work required to win.

Reuel Henry Pietz Derby Classic (30 Minutes)- Potential Grouse Dogs......... $50.00

Rotating Trophy. 50% of the entry fees divided 50-30-20. Rosettes to all placements.

Handlers must walk in all stakes

Judges: Jim Tande, Park Rapis, MN and Kelly Short, Buxton, ME

Reporter: James Kleve, Lakeland, MN

Entries and Checks to:
Minnesota Grouse Dog Association, C/o Greg Gress

1109 W. 89th St., Bloomington, MN 55420

Phone: (612) 590-2353 E-Mail: Gress2@

2009 Winners

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Minnesota Grouse CH

The Minnesota Grouse CH will be held at the Rum River State Forest in Mora, MN on October 12, 2010. More info to come.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Scott Anderson's addition

Curt and Dave

Friday, May 7, 2010

MN/WI Dog of the Year Awards

A special congratulations to the owners and handlers of the 2010 Dog of the Year recipients. Each of the dogs are listed below on separate posts(click on the photo for a larger view). Thank you to all of you who have worked so hard helping put on these trials. A big thank you to Purina (c/o Steve Grossman) for all of their effort and sponsorship. It was a fun year and a tight battle for top dog in every division. We look forward to next years trials, story telling and camaraderie.

OSD 2010 Dog of the Year MN/WI

Lucy with Rod Lein

ASD 2010 Dog of the Year MN/WI

Electric Belle with Rod Lein

OD 2010 Dog of the Year MN/WI

Fireside Interesting Linda
Owners: Mary Beth Esser/ Brian Lengling
Handler: Bruce Minard

AD 2010 Dog of The Year MN/WI

Megan's Paige Turner PF With Ben and Megan Mergens

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Jim Recktenwald

"I was training with my dog over chuckers and she loves to retrieve to hand. This is Patches McNab and at the time she was 8 months old (whelped 7/10/2009). "


Thursday, April 22, 2010

MGDA Dog of the year points.

Open Shooting Dog of the Year

With 110 points up for grabs for 1st place dogs in the running

Lucy – Lien – 159
Slew – Moore – 110
Pearl – McTavish – 56
Grace – Anderson - 57

Amateur Shooting Dog of the year

Again 110 points up for grabs

Lucy –Lien -239
Bell – Lien – 166
Tom – Anderson – 133
Slew – Moore- 130

Open Derby of the year
51 points available
Lindy – Esser- 121
Paige – Mergans- 88

The Amateur Derby of the year is wrapped up - Paige

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

MGDA Running Order Spring Trial 2, 2010


1a Biddy (is) PF Wingard

1b Deb SF Anderson

2a Blue Ox SM Kolter

2b Preacher SM Ireland

3a Max SM Fancher

3b Slew PF Moore

4a Cody SM Fancher

4b Magic PF Kolter

5a Tom SM Anderson

5b Lucy PF Lein

6a Theo PM Holt

6b Addie SF Kolter

7a Bell PF Lein

7b Wingard PM Moore

8a Sam SM Graddy

8b Smoke SM Kleve

9a Lulu (is) PF Wingard

9b Gracie SF Anderson

10a Tock PF Guild

The Winners

1st Gracie, Scott Anderson
2nd Deb, Scott Anderson
3rd Biddy Chuck Wingard


1a Marley (is ) SF Degitz

1b Lefty SF Cook

2a Jett SF Snider

2b Boudroix SF McGuire

3a Abby SF Graddy

3b Patty SF Tande

4a Lizzie SF Kolter

4b Cali (is) SF Benshoof

5a Lager SM Kolter

5b Foster SM Fancher

6a Max SM Nelson

6b Will SM Degitz

7a Dali (is) SM Kolter

7b Paige PF Mergens

The Winners

1st Will, Degitz
2nd Abby, Graddy
3rd Lizzie, Kolter


1a Gracie SF Anderson

1b Jack SM Snider

2a Tom SM Anderson

2b Max SM Fancher

3a Addie SF Mckean

3b Lucy PF Lein

4a Wingard PM Moore

4b Deb SF Anderson

5a Cody SM Fancher

5b Bell PF Lein

6a Slew PM Moore

The Winners

1st Gracie, Anderson
2nd Slew, Moore
3rd Bell, Lein


1a Rusty SM Wingard

1b Zippy SM Kolter

2a Cider SM Holt

2b Patches SF Recktenwald

3a Willy PM Wingard

The Winners,

1st Zippy, Kolter
2nd Willy Wingard

Spring Trial MGDA 2010 Photos

Spring Trial MGDA 2010 Photos

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Spring 2010 Draw OP


1a Jack SM Benshoof
1b Trace SM Renneke
2a Lager SM Kolter
2b Patches SF Recktenwald
3a Gretta GSF Dziki
3b Lizzie SF Kolter
4a Abbie GSF Ross
4b Zoey GSF Friend

The Winners
1st Place. Lager SM, Kolter
2nd Place, Lizzie SF, O Steve Snyder, H Jerry Kolter
3rd Place, Gretta GSF, Dziki

Spring 2010 Draw OD


1a Marley in season SF Degitz
1b Lefty SF Cook
2a Fletch PM Davidson
2b Trace SM Renneke
3a Linnus SM Forgit
3b Cali SF Benshoof
4a Pepper SF Gress
4b Dali in season SF Kolter
5a Paige PF Mergens
5b Emma PF Sittlow
6a Chabli SF Kolter
6b Jack SM Hornung
7a Jett SF Snider
7b Jake SM J Edstrom
8a Max SM Nelson
8b Abby SF Graddy
9a Will SM Degitz
9b Chardonnay SF Kolter

The Winners
1st Place, Marley, SF Degitz
2nd Place, Chardonnay SF Kolter
3rd Place, Paige PF Mergens

Spring 2010 Draw ASD


1a Frankie in season PF Sittlow
1b Grace SF Anderson
2a Ole PM Dack
2b Rose SF Mactavish
3a Bell PF Lein
3b Peggy SF Gress
4a Deb SF Anderson
4b Pearl SF Mactavish
5a Addie SF Mckean
5b Theo PM Holt
6a Lucy PF Dunn
6b Miley PF Edstrom
7a Lucy PF Lein
7b Jake GSM Mactavish
8a Tom SM Anderson

The Winners
1st Place, Merimacs Adda Girl ESF, McKean
2nd Place, Tom Jones, ESM, Anderson
3rd Place, Electric Belle EPF, Lein

Spring 2010 Draw OSD


1a Smoke SM Kleve
1b Blue Ox SM Kolter
2a Wingard PM Moore
2b Tom SM Anderson
3a Gert SF Moore
3b Frankie in season PF Sittlow
4a Sam SM Graddy
4b Lucy PF Lein
5a Deb SF Anderson
5b Blue Shaq SM Kolter
6a Miley PF Edstrom
6b Peggy SF Gress
7a Bell PF Lein
7b Addie SF Kolter
8a Rose SF Mactavish
8b Slew PM Moore
9a Jake GSM Mactavish
10a Ole PM Dack
10b Niko SM Storer
11a Pearl SF Mactavish
11b Waco PF Saari

The Winners
1st Place, Slew PM Moore
2nd Place, Lucy PF Lein
3rd Place, Gert SF Moore

Friday, April 2, 2010

Mike Hornung

Jack after a crosscountry skiing outing late in February just before our March thaw

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Monday, March 8, 2010

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Rod and Doll

Photo By Brett Edstrom

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Bert's Photos

Berts Photos 2

Texas River Bottoms

First entry By Dave Moore

Monday, March 1, 2010


MGDA announces its first annual photo contest.

The rules.

1. The Photograph must contain a dog, and or an upland game bird.

2. The contest is open to all MGDA members.

3. The Photograph must be shot by the member of the MGDA who submits the photo.

4. The photos must be taken from Jan 1 2010 until the 2010 MGDA Championship is complete.

5. All Entries to be sent to Ben McKean. Minimum size is 5x7 at 72 DPI Preferred size is 8x10 72 DPI. Please add your Name, Phone Number, Name of the Dog if it applies.

6. Currently we are discussing the prizes and judging method.

Don't worry about the camera gear you own. A good shot is a good shot. Have fun.