Category Archives: Upland Hunting Videos

Central Prairie Spring Field Trial Coming up on March 23 Jimmy Dale McNutt Amateur Shooting Dog Trail

The Central Prairie Field Trial Club will be holding its spring trial here in the Sandy Run Hunt Co. fields on Saturday March 23, 2019.

If you have a good hunting dog, you should consider entering in the Amateur Gun Dog Trial.  The dogs in this trial run the course with another dog, need to be able to find birds, back dogs on point and hold their point until the bird flushes.  Sounds like your dog can do that easy enough, bring him out, maybe you will get one of mine in a brace.

If you are looking for hunting dogs and puppies, you can make some contacts with some folks who know where there are some of the nicest hunting dogs for sale or on the way.  Plus the trials give anyone a chance to see some classy looking dogs in action.  Bring your horse, ATV or walking shoes to be part of the gallery.

Preacher’s Kid for Sale

Preacher is a German Shorthair, used to guide by Colton Wilkins. Last fall Preacher sired a litter with Jay Garrett’s English Setter, Roxy. Both parents are good bird finders and excellent hunters. Spike is one of the litter that is now about 6 months and ready to find a new hunting home.

Spike has had some training, had birds shot over him and he loves to retrieve. Please contact Jar Garrett at 618 339-2298.


2019 QUGA Youth Pheasant Hunt, March 9th

Our annual Youth Pheasant Hunt hosted by the Cumberland Trail Chapter of Quail and Upland Game Alliance is coming up on Saturday, March 9 from 8:30 am to 4 pm.   The cost is only $10/hunter, and each hunter will get to hunt for two pheasants,  a door prize and food and drinks.  Clay pigeon shooting will be available all day.   This hunt has limited space, so please call to make your reservations for the time you desire to hunt.   Participants must be 16 and younger, have a hunting license and be accompanied by an adult with a FOID card.

Ray, Mike, Blake and Dave, Pheasant Hunt

Ray and Blake Takmajian brought out their assortment of English Cockers, Springer Spaniel and Black Lab to hunt some pheasant. Mike Curtis and Dave Ruebhausen came along to shoot the birds the dogs flushed. Briar, Sage, Hank and Conroy did a great job finding and flushing the birds, sitting on flush and then retrieving the downed birds on command.

Wayne, David and Butch, Upland Bird Hunt

Wayne McMorris came out with his friend David Brandenburg for an upland bird hunt. Butch Spelbring brought out his pointer, Doc to find the pheasant, chukar and quail in the Clubhouse Field. They picked a sunny, warm, but windy day in mid-December which got the birds up in moving in the thick cover. Tough hunting conditions, but still an enjoyable time in the field.