A well-trained bird dog is invaluable whether you’re after pheasants, quail or waterfowl, and sportsmen are most delighted when their four-legged partner shows off for their two-legged hunting buddies.
In a nutshell, that’s why a crowd of men and women who train bird hunting dogs are gathering today at the Wayne Coon Hunters Association grounds in Wooster for the 45th annual Invitational Winner’s Trial. It’s the season championship of the All-Breed Hunter’s Trials, a bird dog circuit unique to northern Ohio held at eight local sportsmen’s clubs from fall through spring.
For dog trainers Chuck Fashing of New London, and Dave White and David Miller of Wakeman, training dogs is an everyday event. They have excellent bird fields at Pine Crest Shooting Preserve here in rural Huron County where they can hone the skills of both hunters and dogs.