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    Posted by Roger Johnson on 11/22/2021, 2:35 pm

    Venango ??

    Roger J

    Roger Johnson

      Re: Venango

      Posted by Joe Cammisa on 12/3/2021, 1:26 pm, in reply to "Venango"

      Venango Grouse Trial and Rich Tuttle Grouse Dog Classic

      The Venango Grouse trial was held on November 7/8/9, 2021 in Marienville Pa on The Allegheny National Forest grounds.
      The trial entrants were drawn on Friday November 5 and there were 39 hopefuls competing.

      The Open Puppy was judged by Rob Boos of Williamsport Pa and Dave Duell of Sheffield Pa. First place winner was Sammy the Rockstar, a flashy setter owned by Dr George Najor and handled by Robert Ecker. Sammy caught the judge’s eye and proved to be the fancy and forward runner they were looking for. Second place was taken by Conneaut Creek Scenic River, a red setter male co-owned by Al Fazenbaker and Ed Lierman and handled by Al. When it comes to flashy and fast on his feet, River as he is called filled the bill. River was forward and flashy and app;ied himself well. The yellow was pulled in by Pucketa’s Liberty Belle, owned and handled by Tom Endlich. Belle did her best to not be outflanked by the two above her, keeping a fast and forward pace.

      The Open Derby was judged by dr Tim Perschke of Butler Pa and Nick Blakley of Reynoldsville Pa. The judges watched 12 young and enthusiastic birddogs vie for the title. Coming out on top of the pile was a far forward and great looking Double Duece Jack, pointer male owned by Doug McMillen and handled by Mark Hughes. Jack covered the course with class and style, all the while keeping his application well forward. Second place was garnered by Stone Cold Cliller, an English setter male owned by Howard Uphold and handled by Marc Forman. Chile drove hard and fast, setting a pace that blistered the course. The yellow was cleanly picked up by another Marc Forman handled prospect, Timberdoodle Farms Sal, an English setter female with a bright future ahead of her. She applied well, handled well, and went into the bird field with confidence.
      The Rich Tuttle Grouse Dog Classic ran under Dave Duell of Sheffield Pa and John McKellop of Guys Mills Pa. Dunrovens Midnight Ike owned by Dr. Peter Millett and handled by Robert Ecker stood out above the crowd and impressed the judges. This male setter, ran to the front and exhibited all the class and style necessary to capture the judge’s eye and remained focused, hitting all the right spots. Second was A Distant Spec, just hot off her win of the Pennsylvania Grouse Championship, applied herself well, running forward and showing plenty of class. Third place and the final placement for the weekend was Bo Of Piney Wood. A handsome male pointer owned by Rich Warters and handled by Robert Ecker. Bo was quick off the line and took the front trying to dig up a grouse and applying himself correctly to the cover at hand. His labors were rewarded and earned him the yellow.

      We of the Venango Grouse Trial Club would like to thank all that helped to make the trial so successful, those marshalling, entering dogs, judging, and moving vehicles.

      We would like to thank Nestle-Purina and Greg Blair for their undaunting support of our trial, and all bird dog trials.

      Until Spring,

      Dr Timothy Perschke, President
      Joe Cammisa, Secretary
      Steve Chiappini, Treasurer

        Re: Venango

        Posted by Jim Miller on 12/6/2021, 1:43 am, in reply to "Re: Venango"

        Very nice write up
        Thank you

        Re: Venango

        Posted by Roger Johnson on 11/27/2021, 9:27 am, in reply to "Venango"

        Thank you for the update from Pa.. Been doing this field trial stuff for so long it kind of in my blood and it's good to see old friends still competing (Chip).. Congratulations to all that participated and the winners..

        Roger Johnson

        Roger Johnson

          Venango Tuttle Classic Winners

          Posted by Correspondent on 11/26/2021, 6:02 pm, in reply to "Venango"

            Re: Venango

            Posted by Tom on 11/24/2021, 7:16 pm, in reply to "Venango"

            Never did see who won the PA CH either.

              PA Championship Winners

              Posted by Correspondent on 11/26/2021, 6:04 pm, in reply to "Re: Venango"

                Re: Venango

                Posted by Jim Miller on 11/26/2021, 1:36 pm, in reply to "Re: Venango"

                People in PA. Are slow about putting anything up for the coverdog trials and always have an excuse why they didn't post it.

                  Re: Venango

                  Posted by Correspondent on 11/27/2021, 5:14 am, in reply to "Re: Venango"

                  Jim, seems like more people now follow facebook groups and seem to post there. It just takes a minute to post here at the official Coverdog Message Board. They all seem to advertise the trials and the draws here but for the life of me I dont know why they wont post the winners here. I do try to steal their fb posts and add them here but have caught flack for doing that. Some say to let you wait until the results are printed in the Field.


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