The Big Sky Field Trial Club met in Billings on December 5, 2009 for it's annual meeting. During the meeting the Dog of the Year results were announced. The five highest placing dogs were as follows:
1st Railita - Austin Turley - Open Shooting Dog
2nd Prairie Heat - Shawn Conover - All- Age Derby
3rd Railita - Austin Turley - Am. Shooting dog
4th Lone Mountain Tourist - John Mandell - All -Age
5th Arcata - Sonny Clark - Shooting Dog Derby
Railita, coming 4 year old, English Pointer female, owned and handled by Austin Turley was pronounced the 2009 Montana Dog of the Year.
A hearty congratulations is extended to Austin for his accomplishment.