Our 2019 trip to Southern Woods Plantation was amazing as always. You won’t find better southern hospitality, facilities, food, dogs, guides or quail hunting anywhere. We even had two 8 week old cocker spaniel pups in the field for their first day of training. Thanks to Benji and his crew for the experience and to the always gracious and fun @emilytuckerphotography for making us look good, even for just a moment! #quailhunting#quail#uplandhunting#birddogs
“I walked across miles and miles of eastern Montana for years, shooting my way to a full game bag of birds and watching my step for rattlesnakes. I sat in divey cowboy bars and listened to the hunters and cowboys swap different stories about the same land. I fell in love with what bird hunting was and everything that came with it; the stories, the places, the birds, the people and of course the dogs.” An excerpt from a piece I just wrote for @setlistcommunity Check it out to read more about my connection to bird hunting and @turnpiketroubadours (LINK IN BIO)
For The Love Of Spaniels!
Alan, Rich & Scott loaded up their spaniels and headed west to Kansas to hunt wild birds this Winter. In the beginning they didn't know each other but because of Craney Hill Kennel they all became friends who loved to hunt wild birds with their spaniels.
So each Fall/Winter they make plans to hunt wild birds with their dogs somewhere in bird country.
There are 3 dogs in these photos that are currently running in the spaniel field trials. "We Hunt Our Field Trial Dogs." DJ- the young pup hunting wild birds for the first time with his owner Rich. As you can see by the photos Rich is pretty darn happy with his spaniel DJ who is also a field trial dog.
Kermit- Is a seasoned hunting spaniel and also a field trial dog. His favorite bird to hunt is Grouse.
Dibbs-Is really starting to put things together in a real hunting situation and in the field trails. In a short time Dibbs has already received his AFC.
The other stars of the hunting team are Indie and Lincoln who live to hunt wild birds.
All of these men have hunted with their spaniels in a real hunting environment with Todd coaching from behind, whether in the Grouse woods or out in open country finding wild pheasants. On the job training! Is has been said that even when Todd is not behind them, they always hear a little voice telling them what to do. "Purposely Focused On You The Handler"
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