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Pine Shadows News
December 25, 2013
December 18, 2013
Congratulations to Zell (Zia x Tommy) on an outstanding week at the National Open Championship. Zell was among the last dogs running, one of the twenty who finished all five series and the water test. Handled by Morgan, Zell is owned by Teri Mayer. Very well done!
December 4, 2013
Morgan and JP Martin are leaving today for Maryland, site of the National Open Championship for English Springer Spaniels. Morgan will be competing with Zell (Zia x Tommy) owned by Teri Mayer, Gromit (Pilot x Tommy) owned by Ryan Lamberg, and JP’s two springers, Marlo (Birch x Oz) and Neala (Spyder x Tommy). Good luck to them and all of the other participants!
November 28, 2013
November 20, 2013
November 18, 2013
November 12, 2013
We wish best of luck to all 120 participants in next week’s National Amateur English Springer Spaniel Field Trial in Wilmington, Ohio . Good luck to JP Martin, owner/operator of Neala and Marlo and to Ryan Lamberg with Gromit. Have a great trial!
November 1, 2013
Mark & Morgan,
It's been a while since I last spoke with you both, I hope all is well. I have enjoyed watching the progress at DayBreak as well as the dog and hunt pictures on your website as well as facebook. I look forward to booking a future hunt there.
Today was Rex and my first time out for the season. We ended up taking 4 Roosters and 4 Hens. Rex did wonderful and amazes me more and more each time we head out for a hunt. He hunts close, checks in often, and has a nose and drive like no other dog I've had before. He is a perfect addition to our family.
Attached is a picture from mid-hunt. I thought I'd share it with you both. Take care and hopefully talk with you soon.
October 27, 2013
Axel, our groomer Dawn’s springer, works the front desk at Pine Shadows fifty weeks a year. He enjoys a couple of weeks each fall at Daybreak chasing roosters with the team.
October 27, 2013
Hunt report from Izzy and Pounder. They treated Tom and Blake Thompson to a nice afternoon of pheasant hunting in southern Minnesota.
October 25, 2013
Take a look at this photo update on the Loft at Daybreak. See http://pineshadows.com/Pine%20Shadows%20Hunts%20Web/Happenings.htm
October 20, 2013
Here are Gwinner, Pike and Chex with my Dad and my three boys. We were attending the Blessing of the Pets ceremony at the St. James Episcopal Church last Sunday.
October 12, 2013
What an exciting time of year with pheasant openers occurring throughout the country. We love to hear your stories and see your photos. Email or facebook them to Pine Shadows. Be safe and best of luck.
Results from the Minnesota Heartland Field trial included Morgan handling Susie (Pilot x Toast) to a second place in the Puppy Stake and Neala (Spider x Tommy) and owner/operator JP Martin winning the All Age Amateur Stake. JP and Neala have it dialed in very well this fall! Congratulations to all the placements. Morgan and his road crew are competing at the St. Croix Springer Trial this weekend near Blooming Prairie, MN. Good luck to all participants.
September 30, 2013
Field Trial report: Congratulations to Matt Johnson’s Diesel, handled by Morgan to First Place in the All Age Open Stake of the North East Wisconsin Field Trial. The placement secured Diesel’s AKC Field Championship!
In the Puppy Stakes of the NE trial, Morgan handled Susie (Pilot x Toast) to the Blue Ribbon also. Susie is owned by Bob Schulke. Congratulations!
Morgan and his road crew will be competing in the Fox Valley Field Trial near Reedsville, WI midweek and returning to Minnesota for the Heartland trial near Owatonna on Saturday and Sunday.
September 20, 2013
After three days of training at Daybreak Morgan, Mark Rysavy and JP Martin are driving to the North Dakota Sporting Spaniel Club Field Trial this morning with the Merlin trailer full of springers. Good luck to all participants.
What a great time of year! The hunting seasons are beginning. Get yourselves, your kids, and your bird dogs out in the woods, fields, and ponds for some sporting action. We love to hear your hunting stories and see your photos. We will share them here on current news and also on facebook. Email to firstname.lastname@example.org .
Pine Shadows is expecting! Wheaties and Buster will be having a litter around the tenth of November. See http://pineshadows.com/Web%20Images/pedigree.html for the complete description.
September 17, 2013
We had a fine field trial this past weekend. Our NMESSC members are so quick to volunteer and provide quality help to conduct such an event. Thanks so much to them.
Members and their dogs had good performances too. Ed Zahler handled Prez to second place in the Open while Diesel with Morgan took the third place. In the Amateur Stake Jenna Shuft, running in her first all-age event, and Higgins were awarded fourth place. Neala with owner/operator JP Martin won the Amateur! In our Youth Event Morgan’s daughter Kate handled Turner to third place.
September 13, 2013
Want to watch some good hunting dog action? Join us at the NMESSC Fall Field Trial this weekend in the Brainerd area. Nearly 100 English Springer Spaniels will be competing in this AKC licensed trial at Hunts Point 2142 76th St. S.W., Pequot Lakes. Events on Saturday from 8 to 4, Sunday, 8 to 11. You are most welcome.
August 19, 2013
This team of CODY (DOVE x DIESEL) and owner/operator Hailey earned the Reserve Grand Champion award in 4-H obedience and the Washington County Fair. Congratulations!
August 5, 2013
Morgan is teaching his Firearms Safety Class for the next three Wednesday evenings. Consequently there are the changes for open training: This week’s evening training will be on Thursday, August 8th, not Wednesday. During the following week, there will be no evening training as Thursday night, August 15th is our local Pheasants Forever banquet in Nisswa. And in the third week, we will have training Thursday evening, August 23rd.
August 2, 2013
The North Country Pheasants Forever is holding its Annual Banquet/Membership Drive Thursday, August 15, 2013 5:30pm, at the Nisswa American Legion. Ticket information available from Eric Lee 218-820-4437 and Bill Hannah 218-820-1776. Let’s get a good turnout for this!
July 19, 2013
Hi Mark, I just wanted to drop a quick note for Morgan that Reva completed her last test this weekend to go 5/6 for her Senior Hunt Test title. She has turned out to be quite the retriever passing some challenging tests with a few of them not having many dogs pass at all. I included a few pictures with a few of her ribbons and also a few others. As you can see by the pictures she is no longer the same puppy Lydia and I dropped off with Morgan at 5.5 months old. The plan is to continue her training through this summer improving her blind running skills, and preparing for this upcoming fall hunting season with the possibility of pursuing her Master Hunt Test Title next summer. Hopefully I can make a stop in one Saturday before fall comes and do a little training. Thanks again for helping me get her off to the right start. Hope all is well with you guys!
Also I believe a few people who purchased puppies out of my Nellie this past winter have contacted Morgan with interest in some training. Look forward to hearing how they do.
July 15, 2013
July 9, 2013
July 1, 2013
June 22, 2013
A great day today at the NMESSC Fun Trial. Thanks to all the members who helped put it on.
Tony, Mark Sheflo, Dave and Kevin and Ryan for bird planting and Tony for cooking too.
Lynn for picture taking and cooking. Joannie, Robin, Grant, and Terri and Nadine and Jenna for kids events. Steve and Greg and Jeff and Ryan for shooting. Morgan for judging and Bob for judging. Sophie for being the ambassador. Steve for inviting his wife and sister and Chris for bringing John!
Thanks to all of you for providing a wonderful day for 16 kids and 46 dogs and their handlers. There were many new folks here and I hope we made a memory for each of them today.
June 20, 2013
June 5, 2013
June 3, 2013
May 24, 2013
May 22, 2013
Over 100 photos from Saturday’s fun trial in the Brainerd Daily Dispatch. Take a peek. Thanks Kelly Humphrey! http://spotted.brainerddispatch.com/photos/index.php?id=3785918&page=1
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
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