American Field

Special Bulletin

National Pheasant Shooting Dog Championship

By Robert Reed | Oct 03, 2019

Bloomingdale, Ohio — The 63rd running of the National Pheasant Shooting Dog Championship was concluded at the Mingo Sportsman Club in Bloomingdale, Ohio with the naming of the winners.

Judges George Kimbrell of Fort Mill, S. C., and John Neely of Albany, Ga., evaluated a field of 69 dogs and awarded  the title to Waybetter Billy, handled by Matt Basilone. The six-year-old white and black  pointer male is owned by Tom Brigman of Rose Hill, N. C. Billy won premier honors in 2018-2019 when he won the top Purina Amateur Shooting Dog Award with owner Tom Brigman at the helm.

Runner-up was Bail Me Out, five-year-old white and orange pointer male owned by Casey Hollander of Blakely, Ga., and handled by Mike Tracy.

The National Pheasant Shooting Dog Championship was followed by the Region 2 Amateur Shooting Dog Championship and the National Shooting Dog Futurity.

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