Monday, February 15, 2016

Training the Western Bird Dog...

8 year old, Annie the Wirehair pointing sage chickens in SW Montana

We just returned from Arizona. A marathon 30 day desert quail hunt. We started hunting in late December and closed down the operation 50 days later when the season ended February 7. Mearn's quail numbers were off the charts and the Gambel's weren't too shabby either...in case you wondered.

Toward the end of the season we put down a deposit on a wirehair pup--Maggie Mae--who today is 8 weeks old.  She came to us highly recommended by our Arizona friend, Web Parton. Web, as you may or may not know, is one of the premier bird dog trainers in the country, a 30 plus year veteran desert quail and waterfowl guide and an expert snake aversion trainer. He was looking for a pup and when he heard Central Basin Wirehairs (Camp Verde, AZ) had a litter for sale he checked out the breeding discovered he'd recently trained two pups from the exact same breeding. "Chuck I really liked both these pups so I put down a deposit today. There are two females left, if I were you I would put down a deposit pronto." We did and so...Stay tuned, I promise regular updates on Maggies progress hope you enjoy the tale... 

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