American Field

Mac McClung Amateur Shooting Dog Classic

Russell County (Ala.) Field Trial Club

By Alan Atkins | Jun 11, 2019
Amateur Derby Winners. From left: Mary McPherson, Pat McPherson  with McRee’s Take It EZ, Alan Atkins, Jim Thomas with Thomas Adirondack Mick, Jack Arlington, Harold Johnson, Lynn Jones with Little Two Jump, Matt Renfro, Frank Moore, Michael Martino, Laura Davis, and Mike.

Hatchechubbee, Ala. — Thanks to Ms. Pat O’Neall for the use of her beautiful field trial grounds. It’s a great place to have a one course trial with plenty of birds.

Thanks also to Mr. Herman Kizzie for taking care of the grounds and putting out birds and thanks to our judges, Laura Davis and Harold Johnson.

Thanks to Brad Kennedy and Sportsman’s Pride for the dog food, hats and support.

We want to thank the family of Mac McClung for honoring his memory with this field trial each year and for the generous donation of a saddle, scabbard and bridle for the winners.

There was a great turn out with 35 in the Shooting Dog and ten Derbies.

Congratulations to this year’s Amateur Shooting Dog winners.

Earning first place was Conway Twitty, eight-year-old white and orange pointer male for owner-handler Alan Atkins of Phenix City, Ala. Second was Bo Bunda, five-year-old pointer male for veteran owner-handler Jack Arlington of Seale, Ala. Placed third was Little Girl Creek, seven-year-old pointer female for owner-handler Ernie Saniga all the way from Nottingham, Pa.

Congratulations also to our Amateur Derby winners. Awarded first was McRee’s Take It EZ for owner-handler Pat McPherson. Placed second was Adirondack Mick, pointer male owned and handled by Jim Thomas. Third was Little Two Jump, owned and handled by Jack Arlington.

Hatchechubbee, Ala., February 3 — One Course

Judges: Laura Davis and Harold Johnson

MAC MCCLUNG AMATEUR SHOOTING DOG CLASSIC [One-Hour Heats] — 32 Pointers, 2 Setters and 1 German Shorthair

1st—CONWAY TWITTY, 1629902, pointer male, by High Point Beginning—Wake Robin. Alan Atkins, owner and handler.

2d—BO BUNDA, 1655003, pointer male, by Conway Twitty—Quaking Lady. J. B. Arlington, owner and handler.

3d—LITTLE GIRL CREEK, 1649540, pointer female, by Our Big Bully—Little Wing Silver Belle. Ernie & Karen Saniga, owners; Ernie Saniga, handler.

AMATEUR DERBY — 10 Pointers

1st—MCREE’S TAKE IT EZ, 1672895, male, by King’s Force—McRee’s Scarlet. Patrick McPherson, owner and handler.

2d—THOMAS ADIRONDACK MICK, 1675099, male, by Bail Me Out—Gun Runners Ruby Jet. James W. Thomas, owner and handler.

3d—LITTLE TWO JUMP, 1674410, female, by Jolly’s Little Bud—She’s A Peach. John B. Arlington, owner and handler.

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