Pine Shadows, Inc
14752 Three Mile
Brainerd, MN 56401
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Pine Shadows News
July 22, 2015
Thursday morning we will
be welcoming a busload of about forty-five folks from the Deep Portage Upland Bird Camp for their 25th
annual field day with us.
The campers will be
involved in demonstrations and activities on puppy raising, canine first
aid, bird dog training in the field and water, skeet
shooting, and firearm history while meeting a variety of gun dogs in
action. More about this camp at: Upland Bird Camp.
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July 12, 2015
From the NMESSC Fun Trial on Saturday, July 11th.
July 8, 2015
The NMESSC will be
conducting a fun trial at Pine Shadows this Saturday, the 11th. Eight stakes plus activities for youth will
be available. Registration begins at
June 30, 2015
Your Sporting Traditions.
Something for your children/grandchildren calendars: Morgan is teaching his MNDNR Firearms
Safety Class for three weeks in July/August. It will meet Monday and Tuesday nights, 5:30-8:30,
beginning July 27th.
The location is the Paul Bunyan Nature Learning Center in
Baxter, (the new T.I.P. headquarters building).
For more information and to register call Morgan 218.820.8815. Students must be 11 years or older by
June 22, 2015
We enjoyed a very good NMESSC Fun Trial last Saturday. Fifty dogs competed in the stakes plus a
dozen youth were involved in their activities.
June 15, 2015
NMESSC Fun Trial this Saturday at Pine Shadows starting at 8:30
am. Eight stakes plus activities for
kids, lunch, and good times.
June 5, 2015
Joannie, Rachel, and Mark took the traveling show to Garrison
the other day. With a truckload of pups they demonstrated the puppy
imprinting process to Knowledge Bites,
an enthusiastic group of folks who meet monthly at the Light of the Cross
Lutheran Church. A wonderful
May 24, 2015
This season is upon us. Be prepared by have the ingredients
in your canine first aid kit.
Best De-Skunking Formula
1 quart 3% Hydrogen Peroxide, 1/3 Cup baking soda, 1 teaspoon liquid
soap, laundry detergent is best.
DO NOT shampoo or otherwise clean dog prior to use of this
recipe. Other methods of cleaning will only push the odor causing oils to go
further into the coat and skin. Wet the dog thoroughly before applying, then
rub vigorously into coat and skin. Rinse with water. It may be necessary to
repeat process a few times.
May 18, 2015
to all the participants at Saturday’s NMESSC Fun Trial. The threatened rain stayed away while
fifty-one dogs competed; fourteen kids enjoyed the youth activities that
included running dogs with flyers and a gun team! All were treated to a fine
lunch of shared dishes, Rachel’s BBQ pork loin, and Tony’s grilled fowl! The next fun trial will be on Saturday,
will be training Wednesday evening and next Saturday morning May 23rd. On Saturday, May 30th there will be no
training. Morgan is also available throughout the week by appointment, call
him 218 820 8815.
May 12, 2015
Fun Trial this Saturday. Starts at
May 6, 2015
We will be training
each Wednesday evening and Saturday morning May through August. On 3
Saturdays we host NMESSC fun trials: May 16, June 20, and July 11. On May 30th
there will be no training. Any other changes will be posted on Facebook and
on the Current News page of the Pine Shadows website. Morgan is also available throughout the
week by appointment, call him 218 820 8815.
May 1, 2015
Congratulations to SUSIE (PILOT x TOAST), owned by Bob Schulke, in winning the Iowa field trial all-age open
stake. SUSIE was handled by Morgan.
April 23, 2015
I will be in
Arizona for the next couple of days attending the annual meeting of our ESS
parent club, essfta.org.
Morgan and crew are traveling to the Iowa Sporting Spaniel Club inaugural
field trial this weekend at Big Springs Range near Searsboro,
training will resume on May 2nd.
Meanwhile, we have begun Wednesday evening training. Morgan is also available throughout the
week by appointment, call him 218 820 8815.
April 20, 2015
NMESSC Field Trial
Major Avenue Hunt Club
What a wonderful weekend the NMESSC had at the spring field
trial held this past weekend at Major Avenue Hunt Club. Thanks to all of you
who entered your springers in the competition. Results are posted soon on www.essft.com and some
pictures have surfaced on Facebook.
This is also a good opportunity to say Thank You to all who
made it a wonderful weekend. We have a tremendous group of club members who
go above and beyond in making this a great event. Thanks to the bird
planters, bird steward, shaggers, treat makers,
marshals, judge stewards, catalog folks, gunning team, mule drivers, judges, steward of the beat, bird cleaners and the land
owner Jerry Martin.
April 10, 2015
I am joining Morgan and his crew at the Minnesota English
Springer Spaniel Club Spring Licensed Field Trial this weekend at SW 133rd
St Elllendale, MN. Come out and see the action all
day Saturday or Sunday morning. Here are the running orders: http://www.essft.com/alldates.html#Date
Following the busy trial schedule, Saturday training will
resume on May 2nd. Wednesday evening
sessions are in full force. Come on out!
I encourage you to attend at least one of the spring
sportsman banquets in your area. These organizations do a fine job
advocating our sporting traditions.
While attending the 31st annual Bemidji Ruffed Grouse Society dinner
last night I visited with RGS Regional Director Mike Griffin who was a
wonderful host. Mike spends time with us each fall at Daybreak, our Orvis
endorsed wingshooting grounds in South
March 31, 2015
Congrats to Cy
earning fourth place honors in the Open Stake at the Minnesota Heartland
trial last weekend. Cyclone, owned by Ray Jack, is
handled by Morgan.
This Saturday, April 4, plan on attending the first
NMESSC Fun Trial of the year at Pine Shadows. Register around 8:30; remember there are
a number of youth activities also. Click to see the list of stakes available for you and your
March 23, 2015
A few jottings: Morgan is back from the
southern trials. He reports all dogs had good experiences, a couple receiving
placements. John Miettunen’s Sammy earned an all-age open second place and Dave Adams’ Bolt took fourth in a puppy trial. We
head to Owatonna on Friday for the Heartland Trial. On the following Saturday,
April 4th, day before Easter, the NMESSC
holds its first Fun Trial of the season here at Pine Shadows.
There will be no Saturday training on the 28th;
however, we will begin Wednesday evening sessions on April 1st.
The NMESSC spring field trial will be held on
April 18-19 at the Major Avenue Hunt Club near Hutchinson. Entry deadline is
Wednesday, April 8th.
March 12, 2015
Morgan and his crew are in Zenda, Kansas beginning the spring
trial season. They will compete in the Oklahoma and Kansas trials for the
next four days and go on to a Nebraska event next week. Morgan is most
appreciative of the assistance from JP Martin, Steve Krueger, Mark Rysavy, and John Pauly. Morgan has a number of springers in the open plus a puppy
stake entry while each of the guys has a dog in the amateur stakes. Best of luck to all participants.
With Morgan gone and Mark judging the Sportsmen Spaniel Club
trial in Des Plaines, IL, we will have no training at the kennels this
coming Saturday, March 14.
March 1, 2015
Log Chapter of the Ruffed Grouse Society will have a chapter meeting on
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
6:00 p.m. at Gander
Mountain in Baxter. As a follow-up
to the December meeting, Minnesota DNR Forest Gamebird Coordinator Ted Dick
will present information on grouse hunting in Minnesota in addition to the
chapter's potential involvement in future local habitat projects. RGS Director of Member Relations and
Outreach Mark Fouts will discuss potential
chapter activities for 2015.
us. Become an active part in helping RGS preserve our sporting traditions
for future generations by creating forest habitat for grouse and
Dan Langhans comes to the line…
I was judging the Hall of Fame trial put on by the
Volunteer English Springer Spaniel Club this past February. Dan Langhans had a number of dogs entered in the trial.
The course was extremely heavy and very tough walking
with brambles, briars and tangles.
Dog number 5 comes to the line under Dan.
I greet him with a friendly hello and he shakes my hand,
asks how I am doing and sets his dog up. I give him the same instructions I
give all handlers. All the while I am thinking who am I
to be judging this icon of a spaniel man.
The dog is glued to Dan’s every movement. With a slight
cast the dog heads off quartering.
Dan struggles through about ten steps and stops, turns slightly
to me and says, “Mark, I can’t do this anymore; I don’t want to hold up the
With a slight whistle, his dog is back at his side, the
leash is put on and Dan turns and walks off the course. I am left standing there thinking I may
have just witnessed Dan’s last trial.
I have judged Dan at a number of trials throughout the
years and have always witnessed the epitome of dog and handler coursing as
I will miss him dearly, Sophie and our boys will miss him
Blessed and cherished be his memory.
February 4, 2015
This week Sophie and I are at the Hall of Fame field
trials in LaGrange, Tennessee. I
will be judging the first of two trials being held. Not far from Memphis,
the Bird Dog Hall of Fame is a great visit. Both dogs and handlers are recognized
in the exhibits.
In addition to training this week, Morgan
will be taking the “show” to Forestview Middle
and Rachel are joining him to demo a truckload of puppies and dogs to three
There will be
training this Saturday
January 19, 2015
Saturday training has begun. All breeds welcome. First dog down is about 8:30 and we are usually
finished before Noon. Snacks or a meal plus conversation in the training
NMESSC banquet on the 31st. RSVP your intent and meal choice to email@example.com or 218.829.4736.
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January 1, 2015
Happy New Year.
Nothing like the
excitement of a new year indeed. A
couple January dates for you, the hobo fire cranks up for Saturday training
on the 17th. And the
NMESSC annual banquet and meeting will be held on the last Saturday, the 31st. On that day we will train in the morning
and get together in the late afternoon at the Woods event center (formerly Timbermist) just north of Brainerd on Hwy 3, the
Please RSVP your attendance
and meal preference to us. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 218.829.4736.
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