Brian Ralph of Sandy Lake Pa and Joe Cammisa of Butler Pa have agreed to judge the 74th Grand National Grouse Futurity this fall in Marienville Pa.
Tim Tufts of Ontario ,Canada and Carl McRae of Holt, Michigan have accepted invitation to judge this years Grand National Grouse Championship in Marienville, PA.
71st Grand National Grouse Puppy Classic winners
1st- Long Gone Hatfield, owned and handled by Deb Kennedy
2nd- Superstorm, owned and handled by Thor Kain
3rd- Backstep Benny Blanco, owned and handled by Kevin Lahoda
4th- Pleasant Valley Shiner, owned and handled by James Stiteler(not pictured)
Grand National Grouse and Woodcock Invitational winners
CH Ponderosa Mac owned by Steve Snyder and handled by Scott Chaffee
RU Chasehill Little Thudd owned by Tim Kisieleski and handled by John Stolgitis
Callbacks for day 3
1st Brace- Blast Zone and Herschner’s Grouse Gunner
2nd Brace – Lasombra and Chasehill Little Thudd
3rd- Pondersona Mac as a bye
In reserve River Edge Bailey(is)
Ponderosa Mac was our day dog for Day 2 . We had 4 dogs clean on birds.
Craig Merlington’s female setter GNGC Call ME Maggie was day dog for day 1. We had 5 dogs with birdwork today .
Realizing with 38 pups drawn to run this Saturday, & many people are coming from out of the area, I’m placing an area map & course location here.
From ST HWY 27 (AKA: Star Route), take Luce road straight north for 2.4 miles. Luce changes names to Maple Hill road, but stay straight north. At the 90 degree bend to the west is a Game Lands parking lot. Your there. You’ll probably pass a “road closed” sign when entering the Game Lands. This end is fine to the course. The other end from Carpenter road east onto Maple Hill is not.
The red dots are your route. The blue circle is the course. Half way up Luce is my house marked with a green X. If you have a GPS and want to find Luce road, my address is 32798 Shaffer road, Guys Mills PA. BUT, I am 150 yards west of the intersection. So, when it says to turn left to my address onto Shaffer road, keep straight staying on Luce & further up, straight north onto Maple Hill road. I can text you this map if needed. Any questions, feel free to call my cell at: Eight14-79five-76nine1 I’ll be on course from about 6AM on Saturday AM. Thor tells me, that with 38 dogs we will be starting at 7AM sharp and will be running close to dark. Have your dog ready on line promptly when the judges are finishing the prior run.
On RT 27, Titusville is about 16 minutes east, & Meadville is about 24 minutes west. A few miles north is Townville (can see on upper portion of map), & it has a really nice family restaurant.
If any of you have been to our August throw down Quail trial, this is the same course. See you all there.
GOOD LUCK TO ALL!! Thanks.