If you have a Longplain-bred dog that's working in the field,
tell me about it
and I'll add your dog to this section!!
(GRCH Longplain Vortex ex
2006-2007 hunting season
Wallace and Ty write: Here is a picture of Destry. My son Ty and I took
him to Mendota duck hunting this past Saturday. We just wanted to give him
some experience being out in the field so we went for an afternoon shoot.
We didn't expect many if any shots at ducks and thought we would just let
him experience the sights, sounds and smells of being out in the field duck
hunting for the first time with few people around and a big pond all to
ourselves. We had a fun day with him training with a coot. Later in the day
we got a Gadwall drake and a Mallard hen. Destry was terrific. He was in
his element wading and swimming. He retrieved the Gadwall like he had been
doing it for years. I wing shot/crippled the Mallard hen and it fell into
some thick tules. He charged right into the tules and found the hen, brought
it back to my hand.
Thought you would enjoy hearing how well one of your pups is already doing
at only 7 months.
Destry is a litter brother to
||Wallace, Ty, and Destry (here 9 months old) continued the 2006-2007
season in fine style:
Destry's first trip to Kesterson. Ty shot this teal at Sprig Lake. Destry
made a great long retrieve from the dog stand of a stand up blind. His first
time in a stand up blind with a dog stand and he knew exactly where to go.
||Destry's first goose trip at the Wister Unit. We didn't get shots
at any snow geese but the guys in the blind next to us crippled a snow that
landed in our pond. Sent Destry out and he chased it down and brought it
back to hand. He had no problem picking up a mature crippled snow at 9 months.
We walked it over to the guys in the blind that shot it. Only wish we had
a picture of him holding that big snow goose. He did retrieve the banded
sprig that Ty shot on this trip. His first banded bird.
Destry did this all himself.
No birds in the afternoon at Wister.
Destry thought he needed better camo.
A slow late morning at Wister, so Destry got work in getting started on
Old-fashioned classic Labs since 1969