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Home2012 Spring Walking Field Trial

This spring’s walking trial was once again held on the grounds of the Kelly Farms Cattle Co. in Marine on St Croix. The
course was set on the portion of the farm which has been groomed by a local hunt club with rolling hills, food plot
strips, wetlands and wooded areas which provided plenty of opportunities for the dogs to demonstrate their bird finding
abilities. Other than being a bit damp on Saturday the weather conditions were ideal for running dogs with temps in
the 50s and 60s. The quail were mature birds provided by Dave from D and D gamebirds and flew well despite the wet
weather. Nearly all 56 dogs which competed the two days had bird contact, including the puppies!  Be sure and check out the website for placement results and pictures.

Coupons for free 40# bags of Loyall Dog food were given to all the winners care of Nutrena

A huge Thanks goes out to our judges Chris Benskin, Todd Piechowski, Carl Olson and Mike Rodeghiero for their time in
the saddle and especially for their patience and guidance which they provided to those who were handling their dogs
for the first time in a field trial, of which we had several.

Special Thanks to all those who volunteered to help:
Denise Koslowski and Dave Carlson with bird planting
Mike Rodeghiero and Joe Maciej with gunning
Troy Ryan and his family who graciously provided lunches and beverages both days
Please forgive me as I’m sure I missed a few others

Thank You all for making this event a success

John Zeman

Walking Field Trial Secretary


Stakes and entry fees were as follows......


Saturday 4/21/2012- Sunday4/22/2012

                  Amateur Limited Gun Dog (Retrieving) $50 Entry

                  Open Gun Dog $50 Entry

                  Open Derby $50 Entry

                  Amateur Gun Dog $50 Entry

                  Open Puppy $35 Entry


Standard rosettes to all placed dogs and Dog Food Certificates to the stake winners.

Event Photos


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