James Parnell and Sis put on quite a show when they had their turn, finding and scoring on 3 birds in the first 9 minutes. They then took their time and found 2 before time was up. Sis was not to be denied, it was like she knew the championship was on the line, it was and she will look good wearing the crown of Dog of the Year.

Tim Alexander and Boomer scored another 1st place, taking 1st in 4 of the 6 puppy trials this year and scuring Puppy of the Year in dominate fashion. He will be interesting to watch next year in the big field.

Cye Rowland, pictured on the lead page, had a interesting day. Cye noticed that we had a Bye Dog listed in the last brace and came to the grounds with his dog, Jet, and all geared up and ready to go. We didn’t need his services but it turned out to be a good day for him none the less. A Mr. Larry Akers, not a member but a life long upland game hunter from Tulsa, brought out his old dog trailer out after we had a chat on the phone. Larry is a senior hunter and is now down to one dog who gets to ride up front with the boss. He doesn’t see anymore dogs in the future and wanted to pay forward a dog and hunt trailer that he has owned and loved for the last 40 years. It doesn’t have an odometer but he says it would be impressive as it has been as far north as Canada and as far south as you can go and west every season. He didn’t want any money for it, just wanted it to go to a young guy who, he hoped, would enjoy it as much as he did. Cye was standing in the club house listening and James Parnell said Cye only has one dog now but will be getting a puppy of mine soon. Cye said he didn’t have a trailer hitch with him and Larry commented that he wouldn’t need it so the trailer comes with a hitch, let’s go take a look. Last I saw Cye was pulling it home at the end of the day. Looked good behind his truck and I hope Larry feels good about paying it forward.

Announcements:

2019 Gun Dog of the Year

Congratulations to the Tulsa Bird Dog Club’s 2019 Gun Dog of the Year, Sis, Owner/Handler James Parnell. Puppy of the Year, Boomer, Owner/Handler Tom Alexander. Handler of the Year, James Parnell.

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TBDA Meetings

Meetings will be held at 7:00 P.M. on the 4th Tuesday of each month, except for June and July, at the Bass Pro Shop in Broken Arrow.

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Monthly Meeting Reminder

Our March 24th meeting at Bass Pro has been cancelled due to concern about the coronavirus. With the older population, health compromised with heart conditions, high blood pressure, diabetes, etc., being in the most danger, it seems a reasonable move. And it will save us all from taking grief from the wife if we went. See you soon. Bob Dorn

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