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After careful consideration of the information at hand, grounds availability and hosting issues, the Secretaries of The Pennsylvania Grouse Trial Clubs are cancelling all Field Trials for the Spring of 2020.

In addition, the Grand National Grouse Executive Board have decided to cancel The Grand National Grouse and Woodcock Invitational Championship and The Grand National Puppy Classic.

Cancellations include:
The Grand National Grouse and Woodcock Invitational Championship
The Grand National Puppy Classic.
The Ontario Championship
The Amateur Invitational Coverdog Classic Scheduled for April 18th and 19th
The Venango Grouse Trial
The Pennsylvania Grouse Trial
Nittany Valley Grouse Trial

2022 Grand National Grouse Championship Winner

Winner of the 80th running of the Grand National Grouse Championship

This years champion came from the 15th brace of the trial and ran on the golden rod course.Max is an eight year old white and liver pointer that is deep chested and built very ruggedly. Russell purchased Max as an eight week old puppy from Chasehill Kennels.Max came from a breeding George Hetrick did with his Riley bitch bred to 19ch 19 ru Chasehill Little Bud.Russell developed this dog to be a grouse dog from an early age. For those of who don’t know Russell he is a true amateur, he works a job that requires 12 hour swing shifts. When not working he is usually working, running dogs or hunting. He is president of the mid coast bdc,secretary of the Maritime BDC and helps or reports at most New England Trials.He became a director of the GNG last year and took his responsibilities very seriously.He worked in concert with Lloyd Murray and Tony Bly on several work parties this summer in order to prepare the grounds for this year’s event.He also took a weeks vacation to report the GNG championship this year,walking every brace of trial on the most rugged courses in all of field trials.Max is hunted as often as Russell can get out.He is superb grouse dog and I have shot dozens of grouse over him hunting with Russell. I don’t ever remember Max going birdless in Kilkenny.Max is no stranger to the winners circle he has won and been runner up in the Northeast Grouse championship,and was ru in the southern ne woodcock championship as well as many other placements.Max was braced with Cairds Remi in the championship and they broke away in warm dry conditions,actually was record warmth this week.Max broke away with power and desire he ran along the fir swamp edge digging in and popping out periodically he had an unproductive at 5 where a bird had been hanging out in the previous futurity.He stopped again at 8 and Russell thought he had heard a bird leave but didn’t call it and collared Max away.Later judge Ralph had said he thought he had heard a bird and was waiting for Russell to call it.After this you leave the best bird cover and head into mature pole timber and likely no birds.Max powered forward and his bell fell silent as we marched up the hill.Max was spotted up ahead on point in the wide open,the brace mate was hunting the area as Russell approached cautiously waiting to see what unfolded as he was already riding an unproductive.As he approached a big drummer roared out and Russell screamed bird!!!,Brian Ralph commented now that’s how you call bird.Released Max powered forward again in the warm dry conditions running at the edge of his bell but still in contact with Russell.Towards the end of the hour on golden rod you pass back by the breakaway where all the bird cover is.Max recognizing the cover dove back down to fir swamp edge and out of bell hearing for a couple minutes.Russell dispatched his scout to look for him, as time ticked down Russell came down to search certain he had stopped.Meanwhile Remi enters the area and began hunting,her bell stopped so now Russell located Remi in hopes that Max is there.They flush a grouse in front of Remi and shoot over her and as they collar her they see Max still with a bird in front of him.The end of an exciting Grand National Championship performance!!!!

Congratulations Russell

The winner of the 80th Grand National Championship is Springbrook Maximus owned and handled by Russell Oglivie.

2022 Grand National Grouse Futurity Drawing

78th Grand National Grouse Futurity
Killkenny New Hampshire
Judges: Thor Kain and Bill Ballin
Starts 7:30am
Dog Breeder Owner Handler
1) Saddled Up Sadie, pf, Camissa, Camissa, Hughes
Long Gone Juniper, sf, Murray, Murray, Murray
2) Chasehill Wango Tango, pm, Stolgitis, Raino, Stolgitis
Anna Lake Klark, sm, Eldridge, Matson, Hughes
3) Snuffmill High Caliber, Guiliano, Dellinger, Dellinger
North Country Soda Pop, sf, Bressler, Hamel, Dubriske
4) Sunkhaze Veira Mersadis,pf, Stolgitis, Flewelling, Flewelling/Stolgitis
Long Gone Kilkenny, sm, Murray, Murray, Murray
5) Rock Solid Lilly, sf, Dix, Dix, Dix
Resin,sm, Bressler, Lahoda, Lahoda
6) Parkway, pm, Park, Hughes, Hughes
Panola Big Mac, pm, Stolgits, Stidham, Stolgitis
7) Ralphy’s Chasehill Molly, pf, Stolgitis, Ralph, Stolgitis
Bog Brook Lucille, sf,(is) Dahl, Richardson, Richardson
8) Mullberry Meadows Molly, sf, Shepard, Meeder, Hughes
Partridge Hollow Elrumhew, pm, Papandrea, Papandrea, Dubriske
9) Chasehill Wicked Wilma, pf, Stolgitis, McClung, Stolgitis
Pretty Boy Leo,pm, Piperis, Mappas, Hughes
10) Twilights Fallen Angel, sf, Deneka, Deneka, Hughes
Ralphy’s Chasehill Rip, pm, Stolgitis, Ralph, Stolgitis

73rd Grand National Puppy Classic

73rd Grand National Puppy Classic
   Grouse Ridge Farm, Oxford NY      

*starts 4/15 at the conclusion of the GNG Invitational but no sooner than 11am. We will run as many braces as we can on Friday at the judges discretion and resume at 7:30am on Saturday 4/16

                                                                  Dog/Breeder/Owner/Handler

1a Partridge Hollow Elrumhew, pm, Papandrea/Papandrea/Dubriske
1b Goldstone Griz, sm, Estep/Estep/Estep
2a Grousehill Boss, pm, Piperis/Capocci/M.Forman
2b Mountain Top Nelly, sf, Wood/Keller/Keller
3a Super Storm Sandy, sf, Estep/Kain/Kain
3b Chasehill Wicked Wilma, pf, Stolgitis/McClung/Stolgitis
4a Grousehill Rambo, pm, Capocci/Capocci/Capocci
4b Ralphy’s Chasehill Molly, pf, Stolgitis/Ralph/Ralph/Stolgitis
5a Grousehill Rock, pm, Capocci/Capocci/M.Forman
5b Foxbrook Top Secret, sf, Estep/Wheeler/Wheeler
6a Rock Solid Lilly, sf, Dix/Dix/M.Forman
6b Mountain Top Oakley, sf, Wood/Keller/Keller
7a Sunkhaze Veira, pf, Stolgitis/Flewelling/Stolgitis
7b Snuff Mill High Caliber, sf, Guilano/Dellinger/Dellinger
8a Ralphy’s Chasehill Rip, pm, Stolgitis/Ralph/Ralph/Stolgitis
8b Super Storm Hank, sm, Watts/Kain/Kain
9a Sweets Noble Bill, sm, Moss/Sweet/Sweet
9b Chasehill Wango Tango, pm, Stolgitis/Raino/Stolgitis
10a Fantom Riley, sm, Watts/Ralph/Ralph
10b Resin, sm, Bressler/Lahoda/Lahoda
11a Backcreek Suzie, sf, Watts/Graham/Kain
11b Anna Lake Klark, sm, Eldridge/Matson/Matson
12a Spata Cracker, sf, Apospris/Apospris/Apospris
12b Panola Big, pm, Stolgitis/Stidham/Stolgitis
13a North Country Soda Pop, sf, Bressler/Hamel/Dubriske
13b Buck of Piney Woods, pm, Capocci/Warters/Capocci

77th Grand National Grouse Futurity Winners

Judges Mike Oxenrider and Bruce Mueller looked over a fine draw of Futurity entries for the 77th renewal and placed the following dogs: 1st Chasehill Poison Ivy, owned by Alan Riano bred and handled by John Stolgitis. 2nd Chasehill Hidden Jewel, owned by Taadaki Terada, bred and handled by John Stolgitis. 3rd Sudden Silence, bred, owned and handled by George Hetrik. 4th Miller’s Special Upgrade, bred by Jack and Fran Miller, owned by Carlos Escalante and handled by Mark Hughes. Congratulations to the breeders, owners and handlers.

77th Grand National Grouse Futurity draw

1a) Chasehill Poison Ivy,pf, (is) Stolgitis
1b) Beaver Meadow Bit, pf, Hughes
2a) Millers Hopped Up Version, pf, Hughes
2b) Bundy Buckeye Molly, sf, Erne
3a) Wildland Sweet Caroline, pf, Munden/Hughes
3b) Caliber Peak Double Barrel, pf, McMillen/Gomes
4a) Lightning Flash Rocky Boy, sm, Forman
4b) Caliber Peak Hundred Proof,pm, McMillen/Gomes
5a) Chasehill Hidden Jewel,pf, (is) Stolgitis
5b) Sudden Silence, pf, Hetrick
6a) Caliber Peak Whiskey Rhino,pm, McMillen/Gomes
6b) Timberdoodle Farm Sal, pf, Forman
7a) GJF Jax, pm, Fried
7b)Double Duece Jack, pm, Hughes
8a) Bell Stop Boomer, pm, Hetrik
8b) Double Duece Miles, pm, Hughes
9a) Little Miss Margaret, pf, (is) Stolgitis
9b) Millers Special Upgrade, pf, Hughes
10a) Hypointe Railway Express, sm, Mellon
10b) Caliber Peak Double Oaked, pm, Hughes

Starting on Loleta road course 1. Course order, Loleta 1-8, Lamoanaville 1,2,4,7.