Chukar’s have been hard to find in my usual hunting areas but Sage, Josie and Molly are all in!
Ryan M’s pup Mollie in Bend, Oregon is enjoying her first hunting season. All worn out and doing well!
“Mollie is doing very well at 7 months! Several successful points and retrieves on all wild quail, chukar and pheasants. Even grabbed a duck out of a pond for me that I hit! I have been working with her a lot, but you did a great job with the genetics and breeding! She’s a natural”.
Thanks, Ryan M
Hardtrigger’s Ever Higher (Oskar) ran his NA test this past June. Oskar, handled by 12 year old Bryant, received 110 points and a prize I and was featured in NAVHDA’s Versatile Hunting Dog magazine in the August 2019 youth issue. This is what’s it all about! Great job, Bryant! Check out the link to view the article:
Many articles have been written about the Pudelpointer and it’s origin. I found this article written by Craig Koshyk in the September 23, 2019 edition of Project Upland Magazine. I think the article provides one of the best accounts of the Pudelpointer history I’ve seen…
It’s a rainy day… I’m messing around with pictures and stuff… Check out the link below.
Matt H. from Texas sent this update to me. This is Matt’s second Hardtrigger dog…
Brought Lucie up to South Dakota for a pheasant hunt and she was amazing. Entire camp can’t believe she’s 7 months old and this is her first real hunt! Nelli did great as well. Amazing up here!
Hardtrigger’s Twisted Sister (Molly)
110 Points Prize I – NAVHDA Natural Ability Test
Molly ran her NAVHDA Natural Ability Test last May. She scored 110 points and a Prize I. She lost two points due to “cooperation”… I like a pup that has a little attitude!
2018/2019 Hunting Season Recap
The 2018/2019 upland season was a challenge for me. After a pretty good 2017 season, I thought we were set for a great 2018 season hunting chukars. Maybe the assent on the bell curve to better bird numbers was starting to happen? A relatively mild 2017/2018 winter and good nesting conditions in the spring, I thought we’d have a great season. Early season we were finding good numbers of chukars but birds were unusually spooky for early season. As the season advanced, birds stayed very spooky. Maybe due to increased pressure of bird hunters or chukars becoming as smart as an old wily sage rooster? Wild flushes way out of range and flushes on pointed birds at marginal gun range was a common occurrence. Tactics needed to change! The birds were still around but had been pushed farther into the remote hills. Back in the day, I’d chase them there but now let the 20 and 30 year old’s do it. We still had a blast hunting! I definitely need to spend more time at the skeet range! I missed many gimmes… much to the anguish of my dogs! I spent more time trying to video some stalks rather than take still pictures. I’ll try and post some when I figure out how to do it! A few pictures from this past season and 2017.