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Field Trial Report

North Carolina Pointing Dog Association

By Margaret C. Drew | Dec 02, 2019
Open Shooting Dog Winners. From front left: Karl Forsberg with Big Pleaser Jezza Belle, Greg Isenberg with Tenacee Cooper and Bobby Phillips with Bob’s Elhew Holly.  Standing: Judges Earl Drew and Ted Riley.

West End, N. C. — On  a perfect fall Veterans Day weekend, the North Carolina Pointing Dog Association hosted its annual fall trial at Wilson’s Pinestraw Farm in West End, N. C. Chairing the event were Earl and Margaret Drew, assisted by John and Gretchen Adsit and Ted Riley.

The two-day event drew 46 entries. Supporting the club were: Karl Forsberg, Garner Dement, Gary Miller, Gerald Movelle, Roger McGuire, Donald Terrell, Greg Isenberg, Bobby Phillips, Dennis Beauford, Scotty Scott, Daniel Fordham, John Adsit, Matt Phillips, Earl and Margaret Drew.

These fifteen handlers enjoyed the challenge of the course and its bird population. I do not think any Derby or shooting dog went birdless. In fact three puppies had bird work.

I would like to recognize two trial participants, who at age 87 and 89 entered three dogs each, and ran very competitive entries. These men were Donald Terrell, 89, and Garner Dement, 87.

Garner even placed his D’s Short Stop second in the Open Derby.

Mills Hodge was on hand briefly in the morning to visit with friends before he hurried off to a previous engagement. (I heard he was afraid he’d be asked to judge or plant birds.)

On Saturday morning, judging the Open Derby were Greg Isenberg and Bobby Phillips from Tennessee. Next on the agenda were Ted Riley and Earl Drew to judge the 14-dog Open Shooting Dog Stake.

Sunday morning called for the Amateur Puppy entries to be on the line at 7:45 a. m. with the Drews serving as the judging panel. After coffee and snacks the Amateur Derby group was on the line for Gary Miller and Bobby Phillips to adjudicate.

Sunday afternoon had five  braces of the Amateur Shooting Dog, with the Drews once again serving as judges.

Thanks to all who assisted the trial by judging, driving the tractor for the viewing wagon, releasing birds, preparing, serving and cleaning up lunches, and last but not least to the contestants who entered their dogs.

We are also glad that several of our field trial friends came to watch even if they did not have a dog to enter. It was a good little weekend social event with many “bird dog tales” circulating as the gallery viewed the tails whipping through the piney woods.

Thanks goes to Purina for their dog food certificates and to Johnny O’s Awards for doing such a great job on the coffee mugs.

The Open Derby drew eight entries, all early fall Derbies: unpredictable, difficult to handle and fun to watch.

Movelle’s Nino, pointer male owned and handled by Gerald Movelle, took top honors. Nino had three finds with a good race through the piney woods.

Garner Dement’s D’s Short Stop, setter male, was quickly forward and into hunting mode. He scored one good quail contact. Third went to Movelle’s Pistol Pete, pointer male with Gerald Movelle. Pete and his bracemate were immature off the breakaway, although Pete managed to hunt appropriately as the time went on and had two Derby finds.

The Open Shooting Dog drew 14 good entries. Taking top honors was veteran pointer female Bob’s Elhew Holly, owned, trained and handled by Bobby Phillips of Jonesborough, Tenn. Holly ran in brace No. 6 giving the judges a near perfect race in range, with several well handled quail finds. Second was earned by Tenacee Cooper, pointer male with Greg Isenberg. Cooper handled easily, punching to the front, with creditable bird work. Third went to Karl Forsberg’s first year pointer female Big Pleaser Jezza Belle which rolled forward at a moderate hunting distance, showed good style and scored two finds.

The Amateur Puppy had seven entries with Upper Ten Rudy, pointer male with John Adsit, taking the top slot. Rudy covered the course with good hunting purpose while showing a good stride and body carriage. He had a strong finish. Second went to Bob’s Whippoorwill Dee, pointer female with Bobby Phillips. Dee navigated the course nicely, even locating and holding point for a quail

before happily finishing to the front. Dee and Rudy were braced together, making this brace of puppies a pleasant excursion around the course. Third went to Tenacee Franklin, pointer male with Greg Isenberg. With his bracemate gone after five minutes, Franklin ran independently, albeit casually forward, with animated casts showing always to the front in a good ground effort.

Midmorning brought the Amateur Derby with eight entries to the line. On this Sunday morning being Derby was not the message these young entries had received; consequently, when several were either lost, picked up by handlers for infractions, or just not into the hunting and pointing spirit, the judges named only one placement. Movelle’s Nino, pointer male with Gerald Movelle, received that placement. He had one find, hunted at a medium range and showed some potential.

The Amateur Shooting Dog drew nine entries. Bob’s Elhew Holly, pointer female with Bobby Phillips, showed her earned respected reputation with another first place. She displayed a stretching pattern, often far to the side or popping across the front. She pointed at 9, stayed as her bracemate came in to steal point, although no birds were flown, even with a relocation attempt. Before her time was up she had a nice covey find along one of the swampy edges before going on to finish happily to the front as if on an afternoon hunting trip with handler. Second went to Upper Ten Kobi, pointer male with John Adsit. Kobi hit the cover exhibiting style and showed good

etiquette on his two finds. Third went to Movelle’s Chewy Gunner, pointer male with Gerald Movelle. Chewy had a strong ground race, an unproductive, a back and a divided find.

West End, N. C., November 9 — One Course

Judges: Greg Isenberg and Bobby Phillips

OPEN DERBY — 6 Pointers and 2 Setters

1st—MOVELLE’S NINO, 1683944, pointer male, by Elhew Discovery—Autumn Memory Golden Poppy. Gerald Movelle, owner and handler.

2d—D’S SHORT STOP, 1682801, setter male, by Rose Hill Gus—Rose Hill Misty. Garner Dement, owner and handler.

3d—MOVELLE’S PISTOL PETE, 1683945, pointer male, by Mac’s Silver Chief—Mac’s Silver Shadow. Gerald Movelle, owner and handler.

Judges: Earl Drew and Ted Riley

OPEN SHOOTING DOG — 14 Entries

1st—BOB’S ELHEW HOLLY, 1653300, pointer female, by Elhew Moneymaker—Bob’s Miller’s Daisy. Dr. Bobby Phillips, owner and handler.

2d—TENACEE COOPER, 1672129, pointer male, by Miller’s Dialing In—Greg’s Wild Ivy. Greg Isenberg, owner and handler.

3d—BIG PLEASER JEZZA BELLE, 1670909, pointer female, by Lindley’s Thin Ice—Lindley’s Runtellthat. Karl Forsberg, owner and handler.

Judges: Earl Drew and Margaret Drew

AMATEUR PUPPY — 5 Pointers and 2 Setters

1st—UPPER TEN RUDY, 1684567, pointer male, by Sugarknoll War Paint—Sizzlin Julie. John & Gretchen Adsit, owners; John Adsit, handler.

2d—BOB’S WHIPPOORWILL DEE, 1687222, pointer female, by Whippoorwill Justified—Greg’s Wild Ivy. Bobby Phillips, owner and handler.

3d—TENACEE FRANKLIN, 1686506, pointer male, by Elhew Moneymaker—Class Act Pretty Penny. Greg Isenberg, owner and handler.

Judges: Gary Miller and Bobby Phillips

AMATEUR DERBY — 6 Pointers and 2 Setters

1st—MOVELLE’S NINO, 1683944, pointer male, by Elhew Discovery—Autumn Memory Golden Poppy. Gerald Movelle, owner and handler.

Judges: Earl Drew and Margaret Drew

AMATEUR SHOOTING DOG — 7 Pointers and 2 Setters

1st—BOB’S ELHEW HOLLY, 1653300, pointer female, by Elhew Moneymaker—Bob’s Miller’s Daisy. Bobby Phillips, owner and handler.

2d—UPPER TEN KOBI, 1671814, pointer male, by Erin’s War Creek—Fantasy Update. John & Gretchen Adsit, owners; John Adsit, handler.

3d—MOVELLE’S CHEWY GUNNER, 1677181, pointer male, by Erin’s War Creek—Woodcock Haven Stella. Gerald Movelle, owner and handler

 

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