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Result: Peninsula Bird Hunters Club

Location: Ahoskie, North Carolina

Post Date: Mar 28, 2024

Submitted By: Steve Moore

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Amateur Shooting Dog: Gary Winall, Ashby Morgan, Ellen Winall with Mohawk Mill Big Stuff, Jimmy Crandall with Jake The Joker, and Jameson Crandall with Sorrows of Satan. (Top, l-r): Worth Lewis and family, Barbel Fetkoter, Lee Flanders, Gene Hogge, Jim Jones (judge), Matthew Flanders, John Outlaw (judge), Dennis Kivikko, Frankie Barnes and son, and Steve Moore.

Once again, the Peninsula Bird Hunters Club held their field trial at Dr. Aubrey Morgan's Cutawhiskie Farm in Ahoskie, North Carolina, on Saturday, February 17. The grounds were in great shape; the weather was cold and windy. Conditions weren't ideal, but this turned out to be another day with great dogs, familiar competitors, and newcomers. There was a nice turnout for the field trials with a schedule that included three Amateur Puppy braces, two Open Derby braces, and 10 Amateur Shooting Dog braces.

It was an all-Setter field for the Amateur Puppy, with three Setters and one Pointer in the Open Derby and 13 Pointers and seven Setters in the Amateur Shooting Dog.
We want to thank the following people for their participation in making this another successful field trial.

Purina: For their sponsorship and for providing valuable coupons for their quality dog food.
Grounds: Virginia Amateur Field Trial Association, the late Dr. Aubrey Morgan, Barbel Fetkoter, and everyone who helps to keep this place in such great shape for the bird program and field trials.

Judges: Mr. Jim Jones of Gloucester, Virginia, and Mr. John Outlaw of Florence, South Carolina, for their experience in judging and for spending hours mounted on their horses in strong, cold winds while taking a good look at all the four-legged contestants.
Thanks to Lee Flanders, Matthew Flanders, Barbel, and all who contributed to the wonderful lunch.

Dog Wagon: JR Hasty and Frankie Barnes.

Amateur Puppy
For his first time entering a pointing dog trial, newcomer Worth Lewis brought his family out and put on a great show for everyone. After a nice long breakaway, his puppy Scout (Cold Creek Kennel, Minnesota) had a nice covey find with nearly 20 quail. Scout displayed a nice style on point and good groundwork overall and also proved Barbel Fetkoter's bird program is taking hold on the grounds.
Longtime trial man, field trial judge, and bird dog enthusiast Ben Dillard's puppy Wendy, sired by the late Bozeann's Rex, had some really nice groundwork. She can cover some ground and handles well. Look for this puppy to mature into a nice derby dog.
Steve Moore's puppy Jack, similar top side breeding to Dillard's pup Wendy, covered the ground well and also had a find near the end of the brace.

Open Derby
Worth Lewis's puppy Scout was on double duty as an Amateur Puppy and Open Derby participant. Again, displaying solid groundwork, Scout showed his ability at finding birds and displayed good handling skills. Worth's puppy, Spot, also ran well in the derby stakes.
When asked about the Puppy and Derby Dogs, Judge John Outlaw said he saw a lot of potential.

Amateur Shooting Dog
In the first brace, Jimmy Grandad's dog Mavis, handled by Jameson Crandall, had two finds and one back. Despite strong, constant winds, the dogs were finding birds, and watching their performance was a lot of fun.
After four braces, we broke for lunch. Lee and Matthew Flanders, along with others, prepared a delicious meal that included fried fish, BBQ ribs, and all the sides. The group enjoyed lots of conversation, including some stories from Gary Winhall and Ellen Clements (both were on the premises, welcoming all to the beautiful grounds managed by the Virginia Amateur Field Trial Association).
After lunch, the placements for Amateur Puppy and Amateur Open Derby were announced.
It was a successful day for the Worth family's introductory field trial outing. Worth's young daughter had a genuine interest in the event and even walked the derby brace beside her father as he was handling Scout. Congratulations, Worth. It was a pleasure to meet you and your family, and we hope to see you again at future pointing dog trials.
After lunch, we headed back to the field. The sixth brace was exciting to watch as Jimmy Crandall's dog, Jake, and Ashby Morgan's dog, Big Stuff, put on the afternoon show.
Jake handled and worked the cover well with two shared finds and one UP and finished strong. Big had one find and two shared finds. He stayed forward and also had a very nice finish.
Judge Jim Jones said there were a number of good dogs to select from, so they considered the more aggressive dogs that attacked the course to be the placement dogs for the shooting trial.
Thanks again to Purina, Barbel Fetkoter, and all who supported this event.

Ahoskie, N. C., February 11 - One Course
Judges: Jim Jones and John Outlaw

1st-SCOUT, unreg., male, breeding not given. Worth Lewis, owner and handler.
2d-WENDY, unreg., female, by Bozeann's Rex-Bozeann's Tailwind. Ben Dillard, owner and handler.
3d-WAYSIDE JACK, unreg., male, breeding not given. Steve Moore, owner and handler.

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Amateur Puppy (front, l-r): "Scout" with Worth Lewis and daughter, "Wendy" with Ben Dillard, and Wayside Jack with Steve Moore. (Standing): John Outlaw (judge) and Ashby Morgan.

OPEN DERBY - 3 Setters and 1 Pointer
1st-SCOUT, unreg., setter male, breeding not given. Worth Lewis, owner and handler.
2d-SPOT, unreg., setter male, breeding not given. Worth Lewis, owner and handler.

AMATEUR SHOOTING DOG - 12 Pointers and 9 Setters
1st-MOHAWK MILL BIG STUFF, 1691821, pointer male, by Mohawk Mill Trail Warrior-Hirollins Fantasy Girl. Gary Winall, owner; Ashby Morgan, handler.
2d-JAKE THE JOKER, 1693052, pointer male, by Mohawk Mill Legacy's Pride-Mohawk Mill Dolly. Mitch Forrester, owner; Jimmy Crandall, handler.
3d-SORROWS OF SATAN, 1681535, pointer female, by Mohawk Mill Pirate-Mohawk Mill Honey. James Crandall, owner and handler.