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Field Trial Report

Tulsa Bird Dog Association

By Shane Bevel | Feb 12, 2018
Amateur Shooting Dog Winners. From left front: Shane Bevel with Bevel’s Royal Bayou, Gunner Snow with Crazy Train and Kenny Snow with Snow’s True Grit. Standing: Lawson and Austin Hampshire, Kevin White, Jessica Chism, Tony Chism with daughter Sloane; Tom Krause, Bob Barker, Tom Curtsinger and Kelsey Myers.

Inola, Okla. — The Tulsa Bird Dog Association held our third annual fall field trial at the McFarlin-Ingersoll Ranch in Inola, Okla. We had a great draw with 56 dogs entered for the two-day trial. We had so many amateurs on Saturday that we struggled to get all the stakes run. Thankfully we were able to run a second course for puppies and get the stakes in before we ran out of daylight.

Weather for both trial days was mild for mid-October, but still warm in the afternoons.

The grounds at the ranch are in outstanding shape and several wild or holdover coveys were found between our trial and Tom Woods’ trial two weeks previous.

Although we drew handlers from Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas, we were particularly proud that 21 of those entries came from right here in Oklahoma. One of the goals of the club was to bring walking trials back to life here in Oklahoma and we are making great progress. We are always thrilled to have participants from far and wide, but a good base of local trialers helps to strengthen the game in the state.

As always, we want to thank Win and Kay Ingersoll for the use of the ranch. These grounds have always been available when we needed them and, of course, are outstanding with fantastic facilities.

We’d also like to thank all our judges, Becky Dickey, Drake Ochsner, Steve Morgan, Nick Carson and Dan Bridgewater. All paid close attention to their charges and rode tall in the saddle all day, handling any inquiries with grace and sincerity at the end of the day.

John Gaines and his wife Missy served a great lunch on Saturday; dinner on Saturday was handled by Shane Bevel. We are grateful for those who volunteer their time and freezer stores to feed the masses.

Also, we’d like to go out of our way to thank TBDA member Dan Bridgewater who put in a full day grooming the course on a tractor before we ran. In the fall, portions of the course can be overly thick and difficult to traverse on foot; having the paths mowed makes it so much more enjoyable and easier to watch your dog and not your footing.

We hope that all the competitors enjoyed their time here in Oklahoma and look forward to hosting more trials in the future.

Congratulations to all the winners.

Inola, Okla., October 14

Judges: Becky Dickey and Drake Ochsner

AMATEUR SHOOTING DOG — 3 Pointers,  6 Setters, 1 Brittany

and 1 German Shorthair

1st—BEVEL’S ROYAL BAYOU, 1653074, setter female, by Top Knotch Tuff Wind’em—White Rock Elegant Haste. Shane Bevel, owner and handler.

2d—CRAZY TRAIN, 1647697, pointer female, by Jimfork’s Jackson—Jimfork’s Sinbad Bell. Diamond S Kennel, owner; Kenny Snow, handler.

3d—SNOW’S TRUE GRIT, 1647711, pointer female, by Jimfork’s Jackson—Silver Diamond Crickett. Diamond S Kennel, owner; Kenny Snow, handler.

AMATEUR SHOOTING DOG — 1 Pointer, 2 Setters, 1 Brittany,

1 German Shorthair and 1 Vizsla

1st—BUGS N DIRT, 1628416, setter male, by Houston’s Blackjack—Carpenter’s Misty Storm. Ross Wagner, owner; Lindsey Wagner, handler.

2d—SULPHUR BEND WOODMAN, 1666906, German Shorthair male, by Showtime Uodibar Waiting For—Showtime’s Pale Rider Ms Aniya. William Langley, owner and handler.

3d—STEAL YOUR HEART LIKE AN OUTLAW, unreg., Vizsla male, breeding not given. Haley Cavney, owner and handler.

AMATEUR DERBY — 10  Entries

1st—ERIN’S SMOOTH SHAMMY, 1668877, setter female, by Erin’s Hidden Shamrock—Jojo’s Skyjett Iron Belle. Randall & Edna Turner, owners; Randall Turner, handler.

2d—BORDER TO BORDER’S WIBAUX, 1675724, setter female, by Six Gun’s Doc Holliday—Border To Border. Mark & Julie Wagner, owners; Mark Wagner, handler.

3d—JOJO’S DARK KNIGHT, 1668845, setter female, by Erin’s Hidden Shamrock—Jojo’s Skyjett Iron Belle. Christian Ogle, owner and handler.

Judges: Nick Carson and Daniel Bridgewater

AMATEUR PUPPY — 1 Pointer, 6 Setters and 2 Brittanys

1st—JOJO’S LAST LAREDO, 1673729, setter male, by Hytest Laredo—Windgate Rosie. Christian Ogle, owner and handler.

2d—CARPENTER’S STARDUST MOLLIE, 1672044, setter female, by Stardust Chaz—Carpenter’s Heart Breaker. Carpenter’s Kennel, owner; Larry Carpenter, handler.

3d—BRIAR, unreg., setter male, breeding not given. Mark & Julie Wagner, owners; Mark Wagner, handler.

Judges: Steve Morgan and Becky Dickey

OPEN SHOOTING DOG — 8 Pointers and 6 Setters

1st—BITTERARK’S ROYAL HOZ, 1668416, pointer male, by Frontline Rebelator—Funseeker’s Rebel Dream. Frank Schoenborn, owner and handler.

2d—BITTERARK’S WU WU SUE, 1626363, pointer female, by Sunflower’s Camden’s Fitch—Bittercreek’s Breezy. Frank Schoenborn, owner and handler.

3d—WILLOW CREEK MINUTE, 1644693, setter female, by Skydancer Skyview Ace—Willow Creek Ally. S. G. Gibson, owner; Robert Lais, handler.

OPEN DERBY — 3 Pointers and 3 Setters

1st—NITRO ELHEW GENTLEMAN JACK, 1666127, pointer male, by Elhew Prophet—Nitro Elhew Delight. William Osborne, owner; Tom Woods, handler.

2d—HOWDY DOODY, 1670654, setter male, by Quick Bullet Barney—Quick Creek Sandy. Robert Lais, owner and handler.

3d—UNFINISHED BUSINESS, 1665852, pointer male, by Unbridged—Momo’s Rock Solid. J. D. Gaines, owner; Tom Woods, handler.

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