Tim and Josh Ganley came out with their three Labs, representing the colors of the Lab rainbow, yellow, chocolate and black. They chose to hunt the milo strips at the north end of the Tinkerfarm. The three labs had a blast flushing a pile of pheasants out of the milo and the pair came back with most of their birds.
Christmas came early for Adrianna Harris, when her Grandpa, Alan and Dad, Cory, set up a pheasant and quail hunt for her. Adrianna had some hunting and shooting experience, but this was her first time after upland game birds. Greg Ireland came out with Daisy to do the guiding. Daisy and the birds cooperated and Adrianna was able to bag her first pheasant and quail.
Wayne Ingram and Louis Carter came out for pheasant and chukar hunt. Travis Devall brought out his English Setter Patches and Lab to do the guiding. I stocked the north end of the Tinkerfarm Field with pheasant and chukar, spread throughout the prairie edges and milo strips. The dogs did their job and Wayne and Louis had a nice morning in the field with some birds to take home for dinner.
Larry Sprinkle set up a pheasant hunt with his buddies, Chris and AJ Buxton, Terry Franz and Ray Sherrell. They set off into the Clubhouse Field to walk off some of the Thanksgiving turkey and dressing. Greg Ireland and Daisy helped out with guiding on a windy afternoon that got the birds up and running. Daisy did an awesome job as usual and found nearly all the pheasants as well as some leftover quail, let’s just say they came back with more than I put for them.
Bobby Halberstadt came out with his son, Cole and brother, Dick, along with Mike Bush for a chukar hunt. They grabbed their pointing labs and headed over the north end of the Tinkerfarm Field to hunt the chukar out of the milo strips. They spent a warm, windy morning chasing the chukar through the strips and into the prairie-lined fencerows and came back with nearly all. The pups even found a wild covey of quail in the west treeline which escaped without injury.
Bob and Jason Dasenbrock got together for a pheasant and quail hunt. To start, I set out a couple of quail for Edie, Jason’s Brittany, to find and chase, she did a good job finding both a couple of times. Then it was time for Flame, Bob’s young English Setter, to hunt. I set out some pheasant and quail pairs in the Clubhouse Field and the cold weather kept the birds fairly tight in the cover. Flame did a great job finding them all at least once with some nice finds on dead birds too.
Jim and Adam Zeigler came out with CJ Goldstein for a pheasant and chukar hunt on Veterans Day. Greg Ireland guided the hunt using his dog, Daisy to find and retrieve the birds. I stocked the north end of the Tinkerfarm Field and the gusty winds woke the birds up and got them running through the milo and prairie. Even though the birds didn’t play fair the group still came back with most and some stories of how they might have harvested the rest.
Dale Sperry brought out his two sons, Cody and Sam for their first upland bird hunt. Steve Sanders guided the hunt with his English Pointers, Sue and Rose. I packed the Clubhouse Field full of quail, chukar and pheasant on a frosty morning that quickly warmed and got windy. The birds didn’t play fair, running throughout the field, but the boys were able to get some shots on all three of their quarry.
Sandy Run Hunt Co has close to 600 acres available for upland bird hunting, one of these areas is a 150 acre plot we call The Cabin Field. The Cabin Field offers a mixture of prairie-lined fencerows and timber edges, along with prairie fields, timber and cropland for hunting cover. Great spot for a “just like wild” quail hunt or some fun pheasant hunting. You can hunt the whole field or just do a short hunt around the southern timber finger. You get some nice covey rises in the prairie followed up by some fun dog work and interesting shooting once the singles get into the woods.