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    Chris DeMattio passing

    Posted by Bob Wheelock on 12/14/2021, 5:12 pm

    Early yesterday, following an extended hospital stay, Chris passed. He was 47.
    For years he was active in the field trial world, first in Shoot to Retrieve at the Wayne County Coon Hunters, then coming to the woods to compete at Gladwin, Marienville and other venues. I shot my first sharptail over his dog Lenny in Montana. We shot a lot of birds over his Flanagan Award winning derby, Elle. I can't recall either dogs registered names.
    At this writing I have no additional information.
    Below is a link to his Facebook page. There are a series of posts from him and a relative containing updates over the last 40 or so days relating to his ongoing health issues.


    https://www.facebook.com/christopher.demattio



    Elle is the smaller of the setters in the center of the white dogs. Lenny is next to Chris.
    This photo was taken following one of the best walks we had in Montana with Elle on the ground.


      Re: Chris DeMattio passing

      Posted by Roger Johnson on 12/16/2021, 11:34 am, in reply to "Chris DeMattio passing"

      Thank you for the update Bob. There's a place on my Montana hunting map that's called Chris's Walk. I'll bet you know the place. Then another called Chris's Billfold (and that's another story in it's self). And his special seat. What a hoot. Great memories.. He will be missed ..

      God Speed Chris..

      Roger J


      Roger Johnson


        Re: Chris DeMattio passing

        Posted by Al Faze on 12/15/2021, 8:33 pm, in reply to "Chris DeMattio passing"

        Sorry to hear of Chris's passing... he was a bona-fide supporter of our great sport, and personally helped me out on several occasions in past years with my Ohio Red Setter FTC... certainly a loss to our sport. Condolences to his family.

        Al Faze


          Re: Chris DeMattio passing

          Posted by birddawgger on 12/15/2021, 7:21 am, in reply to "Chris DeMattio passing"
          Ken Delong

          We will all miss you Chris.
          You ARE in Big Sky now, my friend.
          Peace Be With You.
          Blessings and Prayers to the family and loved ones.


            Re: Chris DeMattio passing

            Posted by Paul Tutro on 12/15/2021, 6:46 am, in reply to "Chris DeMattio passing"

            So sorry to hear.
            R.I.P. my friend.


              Re: Chris DeMattio passing

              Posted by Appleseed3 on 12/14/2021, 8:57 pm, in reply to "Chris DeMattio passing"

              R.I.P. sorry to hear.


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