Sunday, February 26, 2012

Updated schedule!

Check your calenders folks! I've updated the list of trials in the last couple days and some dates changed. Make sure you've got the proper dates in your calendar.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Big Sky Open Shooting Dog Classic

The Big Sky Open Shooting Dog Classic has been relocated to the Winifred, Montana area on the weekend of April 14th & 15th. With the addition of the Region Shooting Dog Championship to the grounds north of Circle, the Classic was searching for a new host and the Winifred grounds was happy to offer. There is talk of adding a one hour All Age Classic to the weekend and details will be posted here shortly. Sponsors are in agreement and a fine weekend is assured.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

2012 Region 14 Amateur Shooting Dog Championship

The Region 14 Amateur Shooting Dog Championship returns to Circle and the Signal Rocks Ranch in May of 2012. The major difference will be that it is being hosted as a Spring event vs. the time honored Fall spectacle. The effort here is to make the timing work for the benefit of members of the region.

It is well known that Region 14 is a very large and spread out geographic area. Members from northern Alberta and Saskatchewan have commonly had little time to get their dogs ready for the Region Championships when the area's weather doesn't cooperate. August is too early in the fall to avoid the hazards of spear grass and March or April is too early in the spring to avoid the snow that commonly lingers in the north. The May date is our answer to these difficulties.

None the less, all are welcome and a call for entries is hereby made. We expect a good turnout and the weather to be much cooler then regularly experienced in August.

This will also mean that the Big Sky Open Shooting Dog Classic will be moved to Winifred. More announcements will be forthcoming.