Monday, November 25, 2013

Found an E collar remote

If you can tell me what you lost I will gladly give it back. I found it near the trial grounds. Ben McKean

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

2013 MGDA Champion Names will be listed as we get info. Tim Kaufman with Hartland Maisy Mae 2013 Fall Derby

Friday, July 19, 2013

MN Grouse Dog Association fun Shoot MN/WI Coverdog of the Year Awards Mother Nature was not kind to Coverdog enthusiast’s in MN/WI this “Spring” of 2013. Snow that would not melt and in fact just kept falling forced the cancelation of every trial in both states, and possibly for the first time ever, there was no spring trial season in these parts. Well this was a bummer but seeing that we are mostly a bunch of Swedes and Norwegians we expect this sort of thing and there is nothing for it but to think of something else to do. On June 29th the MGDA invited the field trial faithful to the Zumbrota MN Gun club for lunch, a fun shoot/raffle, and an awards ceremony announcing this year’s dog of the year winners. We met at the gun club for lunch at noon on a cool late spring day. It was great to see Jack LeClair of Spring Garden Kennel fame again! After a quick lunch and the announcement of some rules we headed out for a round of skeet and wobble trap. All shooters were given a raffle ticket before the shooting began, they could earn more by breaking black “rooster” targets and laying off white rimmed “hen targets”, breaking a hen target cost the unfortunate shooter $5. Some folks shot pretty well, others not so much, but we all had a good time. We were fortunate to have some great sponsors for this event, Sporting Goods retailer Scheels, covered the food and grounds fees, the Running’s stores provided us with the targets, and Federal Cartridge donated the ammunition. A big thank you to these folks and to club member Dave Moore for getting them on board. After the shoot we raffled away the dog food and hats that Purina so graciously provides us for our trials and Don Dack donated a beautifully hand braided whistle lanyard. MGDA makes most of the our “operating budget” for the year on the spring trials we didn’t get to have this year but this event put us right back on track for the fall. Thanks again to our sponsors, everyone who came down to shoot, and our friends from the Zumbrota Gun Club! The race for the MN/WI Coverdog of the year awards was short this year but still as competitive as ever. Points are earned by placing in trials held on wild birds and hosted by the MGDA, CVGDA, and most recently the Moose River club. Purina has always been there for us and we can’t thank them enough for their continued sponsorship and product donations to the OSD and OD winners. The winner of this year’s Open Shooting Dog award is Ch. Bloom’s Ole Dollar handled by Lance Bressler. “Dolly” was whelped March of 2007, sired by multiple champion Shady Hill’s Billy out of multiple champion Bloom’s Molly. She is owned by Denny Bloom of Grampian Pa. Denny worked Dolly extensively in her early years and it wasn’t long until he realized he had another extra special grouse dog. After the usual hard work and millions of miles through the country’s best grouse covers, Dolly emerged as a top field trial performer. In the fall of 2011 she was named runner-up at The Northern Michigan Cover dog Championship (sixty plus entries) 2012 she won The Wisconsin Cover Dog Championship in extreme heat middle of the day on a very dry course. Two weeks later The Lakes States Grouse Dog Championship was added to her resume. She finished off the season with claiming runner-up at the Rich Tuttle Grouse Dog Classic. In the past two seasons Dolly has pointed Grouse in every trial she was entered in. She is one of the most feared competitors running in the woods today Our Amateur Shooting Dog of the year is I’m Blue Gert (I’m Houston’s Image x Blue Silk) owned and handled by Dave Moore. Gert is no stranger to the winners circle being a 2X CH a 1X RU and a 1X classic winner. Gert has made her mark in wild bird competition winning on Sharptails in the open, Grouse in the woods, and quail in the Tennessee plantation country. This year both the open and amateur derby honors went to the same dog and Handler combination. JTH Izzie owned and handled by Jeff Hintz was the last pick of an all-female litter out of CH Westfall’s Black Ice x Northwoods Prancer in 2011. Izzie and Jeff spend the summer and fall in the North country and the winters in AZ and Izzie handles the wild birds in both locations. Izzie and Jeff have had an eventful derby year and Izzie’s name will the first one on this trophy with a CH in front of it! Here is Izzie’s impressive list of accomplishments…at just two years of age! • Champion, Region 12 Amateur Walking Shooting Dog, January 2013 • Minnesota/Wisconsin Derby of the Year, 2013 • Minnesota/Wisconsin Amateur Derby of the Year, 2013 • Region 12 Walking Shooting Dog of the Year, 2013 • 1st Place, Moose River Grouse Dog Club Open Derby, Wisconsin, 2012 • 1st Place, Danforth Social Society & Fine Bird Dogs Open Derby, Minnesota, 2012 • 2nd Place, Region 19 All Age Derby, Wisconsin, 2012 • 2nd Place, Reuel Henry Pietz Derby Classic, Minnesota, 2012 • 2nd Place, High Country Bird Dog Club Amateur Derby, Arizona, 2013 • 3rd Place, Arizona Pointing Dog Club Open Derby, Arizona, 2013

Friday, June 14, 2013

Fun Shoot/ MNWI Dog of the Year Awards Summer Get Together

Where: Zumbrota Rifle Club When: Saturday June 29th. 12:00 noon Do I have to preregister? No you can just show up but please let us know ahead of time if you can: email to Cost: $50 includes lunch, one round each of skeet and wobble trap, two boxes of 12 gauge ammo and one raffle ticket. Rules: This is a fun shoot and we will not be doing official scoring. There will be odd colored targets randomly loaded in the traps and when one is thrown if it is hit that shooter will receive an additional raffle ticket. If the target is missed well that is just too bad. There will be white “hen targets” loaded if the shooter does not shoot they will get an additional ticket, if they shoot they will be asked to give the club $5, they may refuse but will be harassed. If time and targets permit we will do a $10 Jackpot Annie Oakley, the club will split the pot with the winner. Can I shoot more than once? Yes subject to availability additional rounds can be purchased for $40. Do I have to shoot a 12? No but you get the 12 gauge ammo regardless. Raffle Prizes: Pro Plan Dog Food, MGDA Hats and a handmade braided lanyard courtesy of Don Dack. Can non Club members attend? Yes any SAFE shooter is welcome but the club does reserve the right to excuse a shooter acting in an unsafe manner. All Zumbrota Rifle Club posted rules will be followed.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

2013 Spring Trial Cancelled

Snow and ice forced us to cancel our spring trials. We are working on a summer get together maybe a sporting clays shoot and picnic or a dog training day. Scott

Monday, April 15, 2013

Spring Trial Rescheduled April 26th-28th

60 minutes Open Shooting dog, 30 minutes open derby, 30 minutes amateur shooting dog (if time permits), 20 minutes open puppy starts Sunday morning, Drawing Wednesday 7:00pm, Entries to Greg Gress 612-590-2353

Saturday, April 13, 2013

One More Try

Reschedule weekend is April 27,28 possibly starting Friday the 26th if I can work out the details. More info will be coming soon. Scott

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

More snow on top of old snow has forced us to postpone the MGDA spring trial again. Stay tuned we are working on a reschedule date. Scott Anderson

Sunday, March 24, 2013

MGDA spring trial scheduled to start April 5th will be postponed till April 12th. Stay tuned for more details. Scott Anderson

Monday, March 11, 2013

Well, if it ever quits snowing we will have a couple of trials this spring. Here is our schedule of events and other pertinent information. We hope to see you in a few weeks!

Wednesday, January 23, 2013