Saturday, March 14, 2009

Big Sky Shooting Dog Classic

Last year's Big Sky Shooting Dog Classic winner - Shannon Nygard with her 3 year old pointer male, High Noon Sport. He bested 15 dogs with a great one hour race and one find last year on the same grounds. Shannon went home with a Tritronic Pro 200 training collar. This year the winner will go home with Tuffy's Gold Perfromance Dog Food and a Garmin DC 30 tracking collar. Make your plans to be there!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Big Sky Club Stakes in Great Falls

We remind you that March 21 & 22 is the annual spring club stake in Great Falls, Montana. The Grounds will once again be on Ulm Bench, above the Ulm Pishkin, 15 miles west of Great Falls. The drawing takes place on Friday, March 20, 2009, at Mary’s Midway, on the Vaughn Frontage Road. Stakes to be held will be:

Open Shooting Dog 30 min.
Open All Age 30 min.
Open Derby (All Age Std) 30 min.
Am Shooting Dog 30 min
Open Derby (Sh Dog Std) 30 min

The Club welcomes all comers and especially our Canadian friends.

Big Sky Field Trail Club Sponsors

We want to remind you that the Big Sky Field Trial Club enjoys many sponsors for our events. The next event (shown on the counter) is the Big Sky Shooting Dog Classic. On board for this event is Tuffy's Gold Premium Formula Dog Food. We are deeply indebted to Tuffy's for their generosity.

Dakota/Saskatchewan Championship

Shooting Dog aficionados will enjoy knowing that the Dakota/Sasketchewan Championship will begin on September 5, 2009 and will again be run over the game filled grounds near Kensal, North Dakota. Doug Meyer of Tonganoxie, Kansas and Jim Michaletz of Goodman, Missouri will be adjudicating. Doug will also be reporting this year's Championship.

Our Friends to the North

Montana trialers urge you to consider venturing north to the Canadian prairies following the Championships held in Circle. There are four splendid Championships held on the fabled grounds of Mortlach, Saskatchewan every year.

The National Amateur Chicken Championship was first run in 1967 on the natural grasslands of the Gleichen Indian Reservation. But, since about 1982 this Championship, together with the companion Region 14 Amateur All Age Championship , have all moved to Mortlach where the vastness of the landscape with far reaching chicken objectives now hosts the Saskatchewan Championship, the Dominion Championship, The National Amateur Chicken Championship, and the Region 14 Amateur All Age Championship.

Our Canadian friends extend a welcome hand to those that are in search of a fervent adventure in competition. It is alive and well in Saskatchewan and Alberta.