A buddy of mine in Pocatello, ID has a litter of Gordon Setter puppies available. They are currently 6 weeks old. They are cute, cute, cute! If you are interested, give him a call – Bill Schafer @ 208-705-3856.
(These are not Cove Mountain Kennels pups – but I know the dam and think she is a fine dog, great temperament and good bird interest.)
Winston the German Shorthair was sent to me to train for a late summer/early fall two month session in 2015. During those two months he was given a minimum of one session a day for six days per week. Each session involved three or more birds. Unfortunately, his owner’s family situation is preventing him from being able to own him any longer. He is 1.5 years old and is a pistol in field. He is a hard core bird dog with a lot of style on his birds. He was trained steady-to-win. He retrieves pretty well also. He was a dog that I knew very quickly would blossom into a nice dog. I always prefer reigning a dog with tons of drive in rather than milking a dog through training that has little bird drive. Winston was and is full of drive, but now he is a refined bird dog.
We rarely sell trained dogs and when we dog they usually move pretty fast, especially young ones. Whether it is puppies or trained dogs, our biggest concern is that the dog is going to a good home. If you would like to talk more about Winston, please give me a call and answer any questions you may have. -Nick 314-954-5424
$950 (German Shorthair in Idaho)
I was out feeding the horses last night and I heard Allie, my sweet, loves everyone, 10 year old lab bark, yelp then growl. Then she came running over to me. Sure enough, she just got blasted in the face by a skunk. It’s spring and the amorous male skunks think they own the night. Man I hate skunks. It was late so Allie had to sleep in a crate in the garage, which, since she fully believes that she is a human, she thought was a real slight. She told me with her eyes and low upward tilt of her head.
Here is the de-skunking recipe I use. It is by far the best I’ve ever found. I mix it up and pour it in either a squeeze water bottle or milk jug by funnel. Then I put the dog in the tub (cold weather) or on the lawn with the hose (warm weather) and pour the solution over them a little at a time and scrub them down and rinse thoroughly. I bathe the dog two to three times. I have found that a double mix is usually enough to do the job. Don’t store the mixture; mix and use fresh.
1 quart Hydrogen Peroxide
1/4 cup Baking Soda
1 tsp dish soap
Bird season is over; the dogs are resting on their beds in the corner, their feet healed up from our closing week quail safari in New Mexico. I have a little downtime before training season is here. But tonight, I am looking forward to turkey season! I broke out my vest and the calls and started honing my quite gentle hen speak. I miss the company of the dogs during the spring turkey hunts, but there is something magical about calling a big old gobbler within shotgun (or bow) range. The anticipation is like the suspended excitement I get during a point on sharp-tails, but it lasts much longer. I may have a hard time getting to sleep tonight, thinking about the upcoming season. -Chris
My good buddy Bruce invited me to go to New Mexico for the closing week of the scaled quail season. After spending most of the season trying to get my knee healed up after surgery, I was ready for a good bird hunt. The blue quail numbers in New Mexico this year were reported to be really high. Man, were they right! The numbers were as good as advertised. Scaled quail, similar to Gambel’s quail at the end of the season can be hard to hunt because they are very wary and run like little track stars. You have to make sure you have your running shoes on if you are going to get a covey broken to have any kind of pointing dog work. That said, we had a ball and were able to shoot limits several of the days we hunted and come home with our full possession limit. I hunted both my pointer and my lab and had some great dog work. I felt like both did equally well. There were advantages and disadvantages with each hunting style, large running pointer vs. tight working flushing retriever. I am hoping the great state of New Mexico invites us back next year, cause I am planing on it. -Chris
DAM: Kenya Karamojo Bell JH
Not only has Kenya proven herself in the field on wild birds and in front of AKC judges, but she has thrown some amazing pups. 6 of her pups have been through our training program and have been phenomenal.
These will be hard pointing, hard running bird finding machines.
CalL or text Nick at 314-954-5424 for more info or to secure a spot.
DUE: March 2, 2016.
This afternoon Sam and I went after Hungarian partridges (huns). There was a fresh snow on the ground and a sharp crisp feel to the air. Right off the bat we had a beautiful point, but it turned out to be a pair of sharp-tailed grouse. We smiled at the horizon as they flew off, then we turned to find more game. Max, my pointer didn’t miss a beat, he just headed off for the next find. The sunset was striking. Sam thought we were on a quest for Mordor. -Chris