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Result: Big Sky Open Shooting Dog Championship

Location: Winnet, Montana

Post Date: Oct 3, 2022

Submitted By: Alex Rickert

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The 2022 Big Sky Open Shooting Dog Championship began on Friday, April 8th at Joe King and Sons Ranch in Winnett, Mont. Conditions for this trial start fair on Friday morning, but the wind picked up and conditions worsened as the trial went on. Bird numbers were good with fair opportunities for bird work on all courses.

The Big Sky Field Trial Club would like to thank the King family for allowing us to use their expansive ranch to hold this field trial. The King family takes great care of their land providing us with one of the finest wild bird field trial grounds in the Western U. S. We also want to thank them for the use of their ranch house for trial officials and judges. It is a great convenience and sincerely appreciated. Judges for this trial were Ashby Morgan of Hudgins, Va., and John Outlaw of Warsaw, N.C. Both judges rode very long hours in some very difficult conditions but stayed attentive and gave each dog a watchful eye throughout. Their judgments were well received, and we are thankful for the job well done.

The Running
Prometheus Fireball (SF/Noell) had a find at :16 finished the hour. Rocky Knoll Sam (SM/Lockhart) finished the hour with no bird work.

The Winner of the 2022 Big Sky Open Shooting Dog Champion ship was Edelman a pointer male owned and handled by Gordon Jones of Draper, Utah. Edelman ran a strong forward race from start to finish. His first find was at :05 on a pair of Huns. Edelman continued to the front his second find was at :11 on a Sharp-tailed grouse. Edelman's third and final find was a beautiful find at :35 on a Rooster pheasant in a creek bottom. The gallery came to stop on a hill overlooking the creek bottom and saw Edelman standing with great class and intensity. Edelman maintained composure and style throughout this spectacular piece of bird work. Edelman finished his hour with a strong forward race.
Edelman's bracemate Touch's White Rose (PF/Rickert) was picked up at :25 with no bird work.
Natural (PM/Gingrich) had a UP at :5 and another at :41. Name Like Mike (PM/Robbins) had a UP at :22 and finished the hour with no bird work.

R C's Bobtail (PM/Mathews) finished the hour with no bird work. Locked N Loaded (VF/Gingrich) was picked up early.

Touch's Diamante (PM/Turley) ran a strong forward race, finished the hour with no bird work. Redeemed (PM/Nygard) finished the hour with no bird work.

Post Route Scout (VM/Gingrich) had a stop to flush on a single sage hen at :43, finished the hour. Schadey Acres Piper (SF/Schade) had a UP at :28, tracker was requested at :38.

Churchill's Lowline (PM/Dejonge) had a find at :07. Perkin's Rebel Within (PM/Perkins) and Lowline were picked up at :35 for breach of manners on birds.

Edges Talus Ridge (PM/Jones) ran a nice forward race with finds at :52 and :58, finished the hour. Carbonado's Rodeo (PM/Turley) finished the hour with no bird work.
Charlie Hustle (PM/Junnila) was up early at :10. Emmalita (PF/Turley) finished her hour with no bird work.

Good Time (GSPM/Gingrich) finished the hour with no bird work. Touch's Katrina had a UP at :30, finished the hour with no bird work.

Perkins Elhew River Rail (PF/Perkins) and Red Baron (VM/Gingrich) had a divided find at :47. Red Baron went on to have two more finds at :55 and :58. Both dogs finished the hour.

Carbonado's Silver Sage (PF/Turley) ran a nice forward race. Silver Sage had a UP at :53 and another at :58 ending her day. Perkin's Lakeside Wild Child (PF/Perkins) was up at :49.

RU CH was Edge's Hidden Canyon owned and handled by Mike Robbins of Mona, Utah. Hidden Canyon ran a very nice forward race, handling kindly for Robbins and looking good doing so. Robbins called point at :03 but could not produce a bird and took a UP. Hidden Canyon ran the country nicely applying himself well in search for a bird. Finally, at :53 Robbins called point. After a long flushing attempt a pair of Huns was produced with the dog standing with style and intensity throughout the prolonged flushing attempt. It was a fine job by dog and handler to produce these birds giving Hidden Canyon the bird work he needed to secure the RU position.

High Prairie Gypsy (SF/Hanson) finished her hour with no bird work.

Touch's Amazing Greyce (PF/Turley) ran a very big race, finished her hour with no bird work. Light My Fire (VF/Gingrich) had a UP at :37 and finished the hour with no bird work.
Winnet, Mont., April 8
Judges: Ashby Morgan and John Outlaw

Winner-EDELMAN, 1682222, pointer male, by Miller's Light Cruzer-Heard Hill's Queen Mary. Gordon Jones, owner and handler.
Runner-Up-EDGE'S HIDDEN CANYON, 1691532, pointer male, by Edelman-T's In Lieu of Rum. Mike Robbins, owner and handler.
OPEN DERBY- 4 Pointers and 4 Setters
1st-THE QUEEN'S GAMBIT, 1693152, setter female, by Mesquite Ridge Tripp-Mesquite Ride Liberty. Nicholas Schade, owner and handler.
OPEN DERBY - 20 Entries
1st-CARBONADO'S LA FLAMA BLANCA, 1694452, pointer female, by Touch's Diamante-Empire On Line. Nicholas Schade, owner and handler.
2d-BAR FIGHT'S HEIR, 1698921, pointer male, by Mount Nebo's Heir-Fight's Barlane Doll. Austin Turley, owner and handler.
3d-CHURCHILL'S LOWLINE, 1688684, pointer male, by Touch's Diamante-Emmalita. Ben DeJonge, owner and handler.