Friday, December 23, 2011

deep in cover

This is Sadie 18 months old. Sadie is made up of Bearcat lineage. Finding birds is not a problem for this lil girl she's all business. I happened to snap these shots with my phone. The pheasant had slipped away on us, Sadie did find it again and it didn't get away.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays from Dexter the red dog!

(owned and loved by Lance and Lauren of Kentucky)

Dexter is a product of the Purest Challenge!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Second Thoughts About Hunting??

True story and probably most people will never know it...

Here's an interesting sidebar.

After the Japanese decimated our fleet in Pearl Harbor Dec 7, 1941, they could have sent their troop ships and carriers directly to California to finish what they started.

The prediction from our Chief of Staff was we would not be able to stop a massive invasion until they 
reached the Mississippi River.

So, why did they not invade?

After the war, the remaining Japanese generals and admirals were asked that question.
Their answer......
They knew that that almost every home had guns and the Americans knew how to use them..

The world's largest army... America's hunters!
I never thought about this...

A blogger added up the deer license sales in just a handful of states and arrived at a striking conclusion:

There were over 600,000 hunters this season in the state of Wisconsin..
Allow me to restate that number... 600,000.
Over the last several months, Wisconsin's hunters became the eighth largest army in the world.

More men under arms than in Iran..

More than in France and Germany combined.

These men deployed to the woods of a single American state to hunt with firearms, and no one was killed.

That number pales in comparison to the 750,000 who hunted the woods of Pennsylvania, and Michigan's
700,000 hunters, all of whom have now returned home.

Toss in a quarter million hunters in West Virginia and it literally establishes the fact that the hunters of those four states alone would comprise the largest army in the world.

The point?

America will be forever safe from foreign invasion with that kind of home-grown firepower. Hunting. It's not 
just a way to fill the freezer.  It's a matter of national security.

That's why all enemies, foreign and domestic,want to see us disarmed.

Food for thought when next we consider gun control.

Author, most certainly American, but unfortunately unknown.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Texas Red Setter Club Trial Jan. 7 & 8

Texas Red Setter Club
Members AFTCA & Region 7 • Blank Ammo & Manufactured Barrel Guns Only!
Horseback Trial - Region 7 Points
January 7-8, 2012 Starts at 8:00 a.m. each day
Grounds: P3 Porter Ranch, Hubbard, TX. Turn northeast on Elm (1/2 mile from stoplight in town – by bank) turn right at the T (1
block later); 3.5 miles to Porter Ranch; 3rd gate on left (Stay left at the “Y” 3322 intersection). Signs at the entrance. Lunches
available on grounds both days. Entries are limited to the number of dogs that can be run during available daylight hours. Drawing on
Tuesday, January 3, 2012, 8 p.m., at the home of Royce and Mary Ann Gustafson, 8305 Elroy Rd., Del Valle, TX 78617.
Stakes and Order of Running:
OPEN SHOOTING DOG (30 Min.) Saturday, January 7 ....... $45.00
OPEN SHOOTING DOG DERBY (30 Min.) to Follow ......... $45.00
AMATEUR SHOOTING DOG (30 Min.) to Follow .............. $45.00
Plaques to 1st place dogs; Ribbons to 3 places in all stakes
Judges: Conrad Plevnic, Jim Baker, Dickie Sorrell
Entries to:
Mary Ann Gustafson (512) 247-3731-home/(512) 560-9196-cell; email:

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Friday, December 2, 2011

Red Dogs Have A Good Day At NBHA Trial !!

 The Long Run Bird Dog Club held an NBHA trial in Berea, KY this past Saturday.   Jim Ashby convinced Lance Culver and Lauren Hensley to enter their dog, Lakeview Timeless Treasure (Dexter) in the puppy stakes for their first field trial event ever. As things happen the day was a good day for "red".  Dexter was first place in the puppy stakes and Jim's puppy Lakeview Rondo Muldoon was second. Dexter is out of a litter of puppies Jim raised in January out of Lucy and Hondo and Rondo is out of a litter in early August.  Rondo is the youngest puppy Jim has ever run and he seems to like the opportunity as he has placed 2nd in his first two events.
Lucy (Lakeview Kant Katch Me) was second in the Amateur Shooting Dog stakes and Hondo Muldoon was third.
So the Lakeview crew had a good day at the trial! The red dogs had 4 of the first 6 places given at the trial on Saturday.

The picture , left to right, shows Lance Culver with Lucy Jim Ashby with Hondo, Lauren with Dexter and Charlie Turner with Rondo.  Mom and Dad with pups from two litters!

Great job Lakeview Kennels and to the new handlers and their red setter puppies!

Lakeview Kennels is proud to be a part of the Purest Challenge.

Happy Holidays from Dexter!

Happy Holidays from Dexter!  Dexter is owned and loved by Lauren Hensley and Lance Carver from Richmond KY.  Dexter was bred out of Lakeview Kennels (Jim Ashby).  Dexter is 10 months old and is a proud product of the Purest Challenge.