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A Missouri Brittany Club dog has qualified, entered and been accepted for the AKC National Pointing dog Championship. MOKAN DURAMAX, a coming 7yr old orange and white male owned by Susan and Mike Boydston of Stilwell, KS, will run beginning February 27, 2012 across the famed Ames Plantation outside Grand Junction, TN. Of the 10,000+ pointing dogs registered by AKC each year only 132 will be allowed to participate in the event.
MAX qualified at the Missouri Brittany Club regional field trial held last October where he placed 2nd in a 21-dog open gun dog stake.. MAX has qualified 3 times for National Championships held by the AMERICAN BRITTANY CLUB at Booneville, AR or Ionia, MI. This Championship will be his first appearance in all-breed competition on a national stage.
Ames Plantation, is home of the National Championship for Pointer/Setters and has been for over 50 years. This running will be the first time the AKC has been allowed to conduct its National Championship on this world famous venue.
The KVOE radio station in Emporia, KS is hosing the 1st annual KVOE "What's in Outdoors" outdoor trivia contest. Weekly drawings will be held from December 2nd through December 19th. To enter, complete the trivia questions and submit a short story about a personal outdoor experience here. Click this link for the flyer with complete details.
Have you been out yet this season? Share your experiences with us in the Wild Game Hunting forum. Click on the Forum link at the top of the page, register for an account, and start or join a discussion!
We encourage you to educate yourself on this issue which will be on the ballot in November. Please participate in the democratic process by getting out and voting!
The MOBC web site now has a forum you can access by clicking the link at the top of the page. Once you are redirected to the forum you can create an account to post messages. There are sub-forums for Brittany discussions, general bird dogs, dog training, trials and hunt tests, wild game hunting, and club members-only discussions. There is also just a general forum where you can talk about anything that does not fit into the other categories. MOBC members will need to e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org after creating their account so that I can grant them access to the members-only forum. Please use this forum to interact with other club members and bird dog enthusiasts, organize events, and discuss all of the things we share an interest in. Please be respectful to others and use proper net etiquette when posting to the forums.
It's that time of year where the athletes of the NFL head off to training camp to start getting in shape for the physical demands of football season. If you are an upland bird hunter, you too should be spending less time on the couch and more time getting ready for the hunt. Upland bird hunting requires a lot of walking, and usually through some unforgiving terrain. Waist-high CRP, shin-deep sloughs, and rolling hills make for a vigorous workout that you should be prepared for in order to get the most out of your hunt. Your dog also needs to be in top shape to have the stamina to bust the brush and retrieve your birds throughout the hunt. Here are links to two articles that will help you and your four-legged companion get into top form. Pheasants Forever posted this article with tips for conditioning your dog. The South Dakota Department of Health posted this article with tips for conditioning yourself, as well as dietary tips and some game recipes.