Our Dog Team consists of Brittany Spaniels , English Pointers and two Labradors ; I think this mix covers all the bases in the pointing dog breeds as both breeds bring different strengths to the table.The lab is also an asset not just with Waterfowling as I also use her to flush Upland Birds. On average the dogs 250 days in the field combined training and hunting, we spend a great amount of time on the Northern Plains,Then we head home to the desert and mountains of Arizona.
Over past and during the present season(s) my dogs have pointed, Bob White Quail, Scaled Quail, Mearns Quail, Gambleâ€™s Quail, Valley Quail, Chuckar Partridge, Gray Partridge; Sage Grouse, Sharptail Grouse, Ruffed Grouse, Spruce Grouse, Blue Grouse, Pinnated Grouse (lesser Prairie Chicken), Ringneck Pheasants, Snipe and a Wood Cock that strayed form its flight path and ended up in Western Oklahoma. The Dogs and Myself have hunted In Canada ,the United States and Mexico.We have also assisted Oklahoma State University conduct Bob White Quail research on The Selman Ranch under the tutelage of Dr. Fred Guthery, but that is another story!
Besides tacking up hundreds of thousands of miles we have blown two engines and three transmissions on two different Suburbans, worn out countless pairs of boots, made numerous trips to Vet. clinics across the West, no doubt we will continue to do so as we search for the â€œHoly Grailâ€ of upland bird hunting that is rumored to be located somewhere in Western North America.
Finally, our dogs are not just hunters; they are members of our family who bring a lot of joy to Lisa and myself.