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Re: 3 hours
Posted by Harry Blaine on 7/9/2018, 10:18 am, in reply to "Re: 3 hours
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: She was
: hot and pissed and said Oscar and Floyd were
: mad at us for killing all those birds over
: Sam. She wouldn't listen to our explanation.
: I would have told her to take the gd^mn dog
: back and tell those guys to teach him his
: name before they hunted him again!!!! And I
: would have offered her one quail and told
: her that Sam was a helluva backer! Harry
Sam was a dog I trained for Floyd Amsden.I got him at about a year old and he was flat broke by the time he was two. He would back so far away on the open prairie and after the flush, we would have to walk or ride way back and touch him on the head. He was a litter brother of Easy Mark and a knock down drag out in a head to head contest. He was the classiest dog moving and on point, as his tail was straight and moved from the base and built high up on his back like his brother Mark. Five in that litter were field trial type and only the two were used in this way.
Floyd came one day and put a collar on Sam with the name Oscar Brewer. Oscar was a big-time retriever man, in fact, won there National CHship with a black lab. We would bird hunt and he would keep his labs at heel and send them to retrieve as the pointers and setters stood pat. Oscar owned a corporation law firm with about 12 in the law firm.Floyd owned a huge lumber company in Wichita and was a setter man for sure.
When Mark won the National Open Shooting Dog titles a lot of folks had there money on Sam. Sam got kicked hard in atrial up in Canada which lamed him up a bit.
He was retired and pretty old when on the hunt and know doubt Oklahoma's Mark was a match hard to beat. By the way I did have an extra check cord in my hunting coat and gave it to the lady to lead Sam back. It was great to just see that classy old dog again.Rain so hard the bobcat dont work well on these slopes just slides.
I meant no disrespect to Sam, more to the guys that were hunting him - if that woman was telling the truth about their attitude. Yes, Easy Mark was a helluva dog; I wanted to breed to him but never could get it done.
And yeah, I've had the same problem with those vehicles. Took me an hour once to get one out of a little valley; we'd start up a little hill and then we'd start slipping and end up back where we started. I can see those grounds in my mind's eye but I can't remember where they were. I remember that GD rain though!