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Pine Shadows News
May 15, 2013
This Saturday, May 18th , at Pine Shadows, the NMESSC Fun Trial takes place complete with dog and puppy competitions, shooting skills, kids activities, and indeed, a BBQ! Registration begins at 8:30 am. http://pineshadows.com/NMESSC.htm
· Great article on featuring Pine Shadows and English Springer Spaniels in the Premier Edition of Covey Rise. Page 33.
· Sports Afield, 125th anniversary issue, Nov-Dec 2012, see Uffda (Zell x Oz), on page 111 in the Ruggs Ranch full page ad.
· In the Fall 2012 RGS magazine see page 11, the National Raffle, and enter to win a hunting trip to Pine Shadows Daybreak.
· Page 21 of the Pheasants Forever journal Summer 2012 a photo of the Due North/MN Bound crew in the Pine Shadows Daybreak hunting bus.
· See a Spear x Wallace pup, Oakley, on page 18 of the current issue of USA Hockey magazine
· A number of video clips can be seen of the Pine Shadows dogs. Check into You Tube to watch these videos: http://www.youtube.com/user/Pineshadows1
· Take a moment to LIKE Pine Shadows on Facebook.
· Take a look at Pine Shadows, the feature kennel in the last issue of Today’s Breeder by Purina. See the article online.
May 14, 2013
May 2, 2013
April 23, 2013
The NMESSC Fun Trial scheduled for this Saturday, April 27th, has been postponed and will be rescheduled later . We will, however, be having our first Saturday training day of the spring. Training will start around 8:30 so come on up and out. The first fun trial date will be May 18th. at Pine Shadows.
Wednesday night training will possibly start next Wednesday, May 1st, but who knows with the snow cover we have. We will let you know.
There will be no Saturday training May 4th.
April 22, 2013
A big thank you to all of the club members who helped put on the NMEESC trial this past weekend. What a wonderful day it was on Saturday with sunny skies, no snow, great cover and wonderful little chukars! Because of the volunteerism of the club members we are able to put on a quality trial, run efficiently and safely.
Thanks to the bird planters, Ross Christen(mule driver),Terri Mayer(head planter) Bruce Eide, Cole Thiesse, Ryan Lamberg,
Guns: Elmer Kasperson, John Meyer, Denny DuErr, Pat Gilligan, Pete Rainey, Jeff Johanns, Mark Rysavy, Steve Krueger, Ryan Lamberg, Mark Rysavy
Judges Steward: Robin Ablan
Shaggers: Dave Ablan, Bob Schulke, Joannie Peterson, Paul Gergen, Terry Sworsky, Tom Nabity, Linda Simon and others
Marshals: Linda Martin(Emeritus),Lynn Christen, Sophie Haglin, Nadine Kohn
Head Cooks: Tony Cyr and Lynn Peterson
Portable toilet hauler: Mark Rysavy!
Youth Judges: Ryan Lamberg, Jeff Johanns
Puppy Judges: Randy Manore, Ryan Lamberg
Judges: Bob Iverson and Robert Clayton
Catalog: Joannie Peterson and Sophie Haglin
Bird Cleaners: Tony Cyr and Joannie Peterson
Land Owners: Tom Sexter Family
We also wish to thank the participants in the trial that continued to stay with us during the three location changes, hotel changes and weather changes.
Congratulations to all the placing dogs:
1st place: Mason Creek Tucker handled by Dan Murray owned by Richard Croll
2nd Place: FC Lighthouse Finn handled by Jason Givens owned by Sue Myers and Bob Biederman
3rd place: Warrener's Pacific Golden Plover(Violet) handled by Paul McGagh owned by Vicky Thomas
4th place: Sunrise Max owned and handled by Terry Sworsky
1st place: AFC Whisky Rivers BB (Bullet)owned and handled by Todd Stelzer
2nd Place: Clodahill Apollo(Ozzie) owned and handled by Tom Nabity
3rd place: Cedar Boughs Dino owned and handled by Ray Jack
4th place: Pine Shadows SW Turner owned and handled by Bob Schulke
The puppy placements that were given Sunday were incorrect. Below are the correct placements:
1st Place was puppy # 5 Tiller handled by Jason Givens and owned by Gunther and Barb Boettcher
2nd Place was puppy # 6 Susie handled by Bob Schulke and owned by Pine Shadows
3rd Place was puppy # 3 Z - handled by Joannie Peterson and owned by Pine Shadows
4th Pace was puppy # 2 Silence - owned and handled by Paul Johannes
1st Place Daniel Murray with Millie
2nd place Daniel Murray with Gus
3rd place Cole Thiesse with Rudy
4th place Christopher Long with Rumble
April 15, 2013
NMESSC will move their trial to the Owatonna area, the grounds to be determined early this week. Looking at the Tom Sexter grounds where the St Croix Trial was held two weeks ago.
Due to the snow cover up here and more snow expected plus some melting and icy rain, the grounds would cause hazardous conditions for the dogs causing cut paws, cut forelegs and unsafe conditions for the guns and handlers. Therefore we will move the trial.
Headquarters hotel will be the Microtel Inn and Suites 150 St. John's Drive, Owatonna, MN 55060 Phone 507-446-0228. A block of rooms is reserved for the trial. Call by Thursday to reserve one. Same special rates.
Because of this change, we will allow anyone to scratch their entry for a full refund if they so choose.
Any questions call Mark or Sophie at 218 829-4736 or 218 821 1205.
April 10, 2013
JP Martin had to make a major decision yesterday in sending his little dog Secret to the angels. She was only 8 but quite full of cancer. Secret spent the last two years of her life working with Linda as the main therapy dog in reducing the pain level for Linda and extending Linda's life well past expectations.
Secret was able to follow in the footsteps of her mentor, Kat, learning the phenomenal trade of a therapy dog. Reliving the pain for Linda the past year finally took its toll on Secret.
Please remember JP in your thoughts and prayers. Give him an extra hug each time you see him.
April 10, 2013
Pine Shadows Daybreak history lesson. Waneta was born about 1794 here in the Elm River Valley. He joined his father in siding with the British against the United States during the War of 1812. After the war, the British rewarded Waneta for his loyalty by presenting him with a captain's commission.
He remained sympathetic to the British until 1820, when an abortive expedition against Fort Snelling resulted in his pledging his total support to the United States.
A dominant chief of the Sioux tribe, Waneta signed a trade treaty with the Americans on 25 July 1825. On 17 August 1825 he signed the first Treaty of Prairie du Chien which fixed the boundaries of Sioux territory. (thanks WIKI)
April 8, 2013
Our thanks to the St. Croix Valley and Minnesota Heartland Springer Spaniel Clubs for their very well run trials this past weekend. Congrats to all participants and especially to the placements.
Matt Johnson’s Diesel was handled by Morgan to a third place ribbon in the St. Croix Trial while Mark handled Teri Mayer’s Zell to third place in the Heartland Trial.
This week Morgan and his crew are preparing for the Minnesota ESS Club’s trial which will be held near Owatonna. At Daybreak Mark has the experts working on plumbing and heating for the Loft for a couple of days and then he will be back getting ready for the trial.
Our NMESSC trial is coming soon, entries need to be in to Pine Shadows by Wednesday of this week.
March 26, 2013
Morgan and crew return from their central US tour for a couple days before heading to Friday’s Central Wisconsin trial. All dogs performed well, usually finishing the second series with some called back to the final.
Morgan led Paul Johannes’ Silence, a future star, to a couple of placements in the Puppy Stakes. He also handled JP Martin’s Neala to a third place in the Nebraska Open Stakes and Ryan and Jennifer Lamberg’s Gromit to the Blue Ribbon in the Missouri Open! Congratulations!
March 20, 2013
The Loft is coming together as Ross and I work on ceiling joists today.
March 17, 2013
March 15, 2013
March 6, 2013
There will be no open training this Saturday morning as Sophie, Morgan, myself, and many of our training friends will set aside the day for Linda and JP Martin. Linda passed away this morning, Wednesday, March 6.
Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 9, 2013 at Shepherd of the Pines Lutheran Church in Rice, MN, with Rev. Bob Trinklein officiating. Interment will be in Riverside Cemetery in Royalton, MN. Visitation will be held from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. on Friday, March 8, 2013 at Shepherd of the Pines Lutheran Church in Rice. Perhaps we will see you there. Thank you for keeping JP in your thoughts and prayers.
March 5, 2013
February 17, 2013
A wonderful weekend at Pheasant Fest! We are visiting with sporting folks who are brimming with enthusiasm. Nice to see so many of our springer owners, some going back to the early 80’s!
Morgan’s children were here on Friday. They were in the Bird Dog Parade leading Apples and Higgins, opening the event. See them on stage introduced by our friends Minnesota Bound’s Bill Sherck and Purina’s Bob West. Deb Schoene and her dog Swing also represented English Springer Spaniels.
Then they each carved and painted a duck decoy, made fishing lures, and other activities in the Children’s Village. Of course, they visited with the many people who asking about our springers.
Working our booth were Turner, Wallace, Gromit, Boston, Misty, Butter, Pelli, Hadley, Pilot, Apples, and Higgins.
February 10, 2013
Noelle Mortensen sent a couple of photos and a note, “Dan wanted me to show this to you also. It is Tuxedo's first big boy hunting trip last November with his Daddy. So proud. Good job Morgan!”
Tuxy is back for another visit with Morgan. It’s always a joy to see these dogs succeed.
You can see Morgan at Pheasant Fest later this week. Ask him for advice, schedule an appointment for you and your gun dog, sign up for training or just talk dogs and hunting!
February 5, 2013
February 4, 2013
January 23, 2013
Put on your calendar the weekend after Valentine’s Day. We will see you at Pheasant Fest at the Minneapolis Convention Center. Celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Pheasants Forever. Find us on in sponsor booth 1129x1228 on Rooster Row next to South Dakota Tourism across the aisle from Federal Premium Ammunition!
January 21, 2013
January 14, 2013
The Barn at Daybreak project continues. With much of the downstairs completed we are beginning the Loft. Closed cell foam insulation was applied last week and the renewal of the fir floor has started this week. Look for walls rising by the end of the month.
Saturday training is up to speed, join us at Brainerd. We are gathering the gear necessary for our Pheasant Fest exhibits, Feb 15-17 in Minneapolis. If you and/or your children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, etc. wish to hunt pheasants your support is needed by Pheasants Forever.
January 10, 2013
Saturday training has begun in 2013. We had a nice turnout with a busy morning; it was 12:30 or later when we had lunch. Mark, Morgan, and Joannie helped handlers in the field while Sophie lead an obedience class, showed several dogs, and guided a couple of families who were taking their new family members home for the first time. This will be repeated each Saturday until trial season gets going. Come on out. All breeds of gun dogs and handlers are welcome.
Mark your calendars with the date of Pheasant Fest, February 15-17, being conducted at the Minneapolis Convention Center. Pine Shadows will be there with springers all three days.
January 2, 2013
How did you bring in the New Year? Morgan and Grant held a chukar hunt for their kids and nephews- the Andres boys on Tuesday afternoon. All had a great time including all the lucky dogs that were used in the hunt! Thank you’s to Grandpas Andres and Haglin.
We are looking forward to the first Saturday of winter/spring training. All breeds of gundogs and handlers are welcome to participate and/or observe as we begin around 8:30 every Saturday until the Midwest trial season begins. The hobo fire will be burning; snacks are both available and welcome. Around noon we recap the morning with a pot luck lunch (inside the kennel building).
January 1, 2013
Just received a nice note and photos from Divot and his owner/operator Ron Doty. We look forward to seeing them again this winter.
Sophie, Morgan and I wish you a most Happy New Year!
December 30, 2012
The Gramith family sent some great hunting pictures of their Zuni.
December 28, 2012
I had some spare time this afternoon and went to your website and wanted to say hi and hope all is well at Pine Shadows. We brought Brady home in I believe January 2006 from Pine Shadows. I think you even had his picture on the website. He has been a great dog both in the field and the duck blind and is in good health.
Attached is a photo of our son Travis and Brady with a goose he retrieved on our last waterfowl hunt this season. This goose gave him all he wanted. All the best to everyone and have a safe and happy New Year.
Randy, Vicki Mast and Pine Shadows Brady Boy
December 25, 2012
December 24, 2012
Happy holidays to you and your family.
Cricket is doing fine and enjoys his life on Maui.
Izzy and Pounder enjoy a hunting day with owner/operator Tom Thompson near Mankato.
December 17, 2012
Hi Mark & Sophie,
Troy and I wanted to send you an update on Griffin. Griffin is growing fast and already weighs 29 pounds.
We started some basic training with him and he is doing great! He loves to run and loves the snow. We have attached a
Thank you for providing us with a wonderful English Springer!
Molly & Troy McConachie