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Result: Hells Creek Trials

Location: Blue Mountain, Mississippi

Post Date: Dec 3, 2021

Submitted By: Jeremy Taylor

Hells Creek Trails

The 2021 Hell Creek trials began on Friday, October 29, at the Hell Creek Wildlife Management Area in Blue Mountain, Miss. Mr. Nathan Blount and staff with the Mississippi Department of Wildlife Fisheries and Parks once again had the grounds in great shape. We are very thankful for all that he and the rest of the MDWFP staff do for the field trials held at Hell Creek.

We would also like to thank Sportsman's Pride for their sponsorship and dedication Ito making this and many others field trials possible. Also, thanks are to be given to Mr. Shane Strickland and Cousins Oil Company who sponsored a delicious barbecue supper for all during the Open, catered by Ms. Tonja Dickey with Family Tradition food truck. Ms. Tonja was on hand each day to provide excellent lunches.

We greatly appreciate everyone's support of this trial.

Brad Kennedy and Korry Reinhart, Lance Servais and Brian Peterson, and Stegan Smith served in the judicial saddles for the Amateur stakes.


Seventeen dogs were drawn in the Amateur All-Age. Placing first was Game Heir, owned and handled by Dr. Fred Corder. Game Heir was credited with three finds and a strong race to take the top spot.

Second place went to Cocklebur King Tut, owned by Bubba, Amy and Colt Spencer. Tut had two finds and a good forward race. Third place went to Nosam's Patchwork, owned and handled by Mason Ashburn. Patch was credited with one find and a good race to take third.

The Derby was short on entries with six starters but not short on quality. Placing first was Touch's Bull Durham, owned by Alex Rickert and handled by Jeremy Taylor. Bull had two finds accompanied with a well applied forward ground race to take the top spot.

Second place was Cocklebur Breaking Bad, owned by Bubba, Amy and Colt Spencer and handled by Bubba. Breaking Bad had one find and a nice race to claim his placement. Third placed Rock Acre Yellow Hawk, handled by Ric Peterson, was credited with one find and a good race to take third.

The Jimmy Dale Downs Memorial Amateur Shooting Dog Stake drew twelve, with Swift Justice taking first with one nice find for owner handler Brad Kennedy. Second place went to Cocklebur Drama Queen with two finds for Amy Spencer. Third was Southern Shadow's T Rex for Lance Servais.

Hells Creek Trails

Blue Mountain, Miss., October 29

Judges: Brad Kennedy and Korry Rinehart

AMATEUR ALL-AGE [One-Hour Heats] -- 16 Pointers and 1 Setter

1st--GAME HEIR, 1691409, pointer male, by Dominator's Rebel Heir--Game Snow. Fred Corder, owner and handler.

2d--COCKLEBUR KING TUT, 1678129, pointer male, by Touch's Smooth Rider--Cocklebur Stripper Candie. Bubba Spencer, owner and handler.

3d--NOSAM'S PATCHWORK, 1687243, pointer female, by Miller's Speed Dial--Grace's Happy Feet. T. Mason Ashburn, owner and handler.

Judges: Lance Servais and Brian Peterson

AMATEUR DERBY -- 5 Pointers and 1 Setter

1st--TOUCH'S BULL DURHAM, 1697321, pointer male, by Touch's Gallatin Fire--Woodfield Springs Lily. Alex Rickert, owner; Jeremy Taylor, handler.

2d--COCKLEBUR BREAKING BAD, 1689927, pointer male, by Cocklebur King Tut--Cocklebur Regent Runaway. Bubba, Amy & Colt Spencer, owners; Bubba Spencer, handler.

3d--ROCK ACRE YELLOW HAWK, 1694307, pointer male, by Blackhawk Jet--Rock Acre Spirit. Richard Peterson, owner and handler.

Judges: Korry Rinehart and Stegan Smith


[One-Hour Heats] -- 10 Pointers and 2 Setters

1st--SWIFT JUSTICE, 1660363, setter male, by Shadow Oak Bo--Smith's Hytest Ally. Brad Kennedy, owner and handler.

2d--COCKLEBUR DRAMA QUEEN, 1658664, pointer female, by Indian Creek Perfect Storm--Reedy Fork Katie. Bubba, Amy & Colt Spencer, owners; Amy Spencer, handler.

3d--SOUTHERN SHADOWS T REX, 1682853, pointer male, by Skyfall--Miller's White Wall. Lance Servais, owner and handler.


The Open All-Age began on Tuesday, November 2, with a starting field of 25.

Judges were Harrison Lee of Union Springs, Ala., and Elton Bray of Holly Springs, Miss. We thank them for their time and attention given to each competitor.

Taking first was Lester's Storm Surge, pointer male owned by Tommy and Bonnie Hamilton of Springfield, Ky., and handled by Gary Lester. Storm Surge was credited with two stylish finds and big all age race to secure the top spot.

Placing second was Game Rebel, pointer male owned and handled by Dr. Fred Corder. Game Rebel had two good finds and big race to claim his placement. Stash the Cash, pointer male owned by David Thompson and Tommy Loid of Edmonton, Ky., and handled by Gary Lester, was drawn in the last brace and without a bracemate. He took full advantage of having the course to himself, chalking up five good finds to claim third.

At the announcement of the winners, the trial was dedicated in memory of D. Hoyle Eaton and will be run as the D. Hoyle Eaton Memorial Open All-Age.

The Open Derby drew fifteen youngsters. Taking first was Smooth Talkin, handled by Steve Hurdle. Second was Haney's Storm Warning, and third was Touch's Cocaine Blues, both handled by Ike Todd. All three had nice bird work as well as ground races to take their respective placements.

Thanks again to everyone who supported this trial.

Judges: Elton Bray and Harrison Lee

OPEN ALL-AGE [One-Hour Heats] --24 Pointers and 1 Setter

1st--LESTER'S STORM SURGE, 1681624, pointer male, by Ransom--Beane's Line Dancer. Tommy & Bonnie Hamilton, owners; Gary Lester, handler.

2d--GAME REBEL, 1691929, pointer male, by Dominator's Rebel Heir--Game Creek. Dr. Fred Corder, owner and handler.

3d--STASH THE CASH, 1675817, pointer male, by Skyfall--Miller's White Wall. David Thompson & Tommy Loid, owners; Gary Lester, handler.

OPEN DERBY -- 13 Pointers and 2 Setters

1st--SMOOTH TALKIN, unreg., particulars not given. Steve Hurdle, handler.

2d--HANEY'S STORM WARNING, 1691416, pointer male, by Valiant--Haney's North Star. Chris Cagle, owner; Ike Todd, handler.

3d--TOUCH'S COCAINE BLUES, 1697541, pointer male, by House's Ring of Fire--Touch's Lemon Drop. Keith A. Wright, owner; Ike Todd, handler.