Re: Gyp Hills FTC Trial this Fall
Posted by Dave Pearson on 7/4/2012, 8:09 am, in reply to "Gyp Hills FTC Trial this Fall"
Looks like fun and a great venue to run a dog. When abouts is the trial going to be run in Dec. 2012? ......Dave |
: I thought I'd repost the photographs from last
: December's inaugural Gyp Hills Field Trial
: club event near Medicine Lodge, KS. The
: venue is the 40,000 acre Z-Bar Ranch which
: is maintained as a grazing operation for
: buffalo and managed for all kind of wildlife
: from prairie dogs to bobwhite quail.
: We are considering and will advertise this
: trial for a Thursday start if there is
: enough interest for four days this year.
: Last year we filled up three full days with
: one hour open all age, one hour open
: shooting dog and two 30 min Derby stakes.
: This is all wild birds and last year the
: bird numbers were down due to historic
: drought. This year normal rainfall has
: visited the ranch and we are hoping the heat
: and current dryness is broken regularly this
: summer with more rains.
: Last year even with the worst of conditions,
: we still identified 13 separate coveys on
: the three hours used. Birds numbers look
: much better right now. We will also be
: exploring the addition of more courses as
: all we really lack is time and effort to lay
: the courses out!
: Please check out the link to these pictures
: taken by professional photographer Kyle
: Gerstner who is frequent Board contributor
: Donnie Gerstner's son.
: The link:
: Enjoy and think about how much fun we're
: having on these grounds! You can come along