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Hard Nosed Big Game Hounds

Hard Nosed Big Game Hounds
Click the pic for "The hard Nosed Pack"

Luwire Photographic Safaris

Luwire Photographic Safaris
Looking across the Lugenda from one of the camps

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

National Field Trial Championship Feburary 2011 - Click here to go to older post about

The National Field Trial Championship Ames Plantation - Grand Junction, TN
2010 Winner

Schedule of Events 2011
Wed.- Sun.
Feb. 9 -13, 2011 The English Springer Spaniel Field Trial Association’s
(AKC Parent Club of the Breed)
6th Annual Hall of Fame Classic Field Trial
Location: La Grange, TN
(Approximately three miles from BDF Facilities in Grand Junction)

Sat. Feb. 12, 2011
Field Trial Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, BDF FTHoF Room
Starting the morning session at 9:00 a.m. CST
Luncheon at 11:30 a.m.
Afternoon Session begins at 2:00 p.m.

Sun. Feb 13, 2011
The Bird Dog Foundation Board of Directors meeting 8:00 a.m. Location: The Bird Dog Foundation’s Wm. F. Brown Memorial Library, Grand Junction, TN

Sun. Feb. 13, 2011
6:00 p.m.: National Championship Kickoff Banquet , Sponsored by EUKANUBA
Location: The Bird Dog Foundation, Grand Junction, TN
5:00 p.m. Social Hour preceding Banquet

Mon. Feb. 14, 2011
8:00 a.m. CST: start of The National Field Trial Championship
Ames Plantation - Grand Junction, TN
Please visit www.amesplantation.org or call their office at
(901) 878-1067, for confirmation of this date as Field Trials depend on weather conditions.

Thur. Feb. 17
2011 National Field Trial Championship Social and Catfish supper.
Sponsors: ANHEUSER-BUSCH, PURINA, and others
Begins at 5:30 p.m. CST
Location: The Bird Dog Foundation’s Auditorium
Grand Junction, TN
For more information call: 731-764-2058

The Field Trial Hall of Fame

The specific interest in honoring the dogs and people who excelled in the field trial sport began in the late 1930's. Those involved knew that time and careful consideration would be needed in formulating the rules and regulations needed to bestow an honor of excellence on dogs and their owners, trainers and handlers.

In 1953, William F. (Bill) Brown, editor of The American Field, compiled the necessary rules and regulations governing elections of the field trial dogs and their owners and trainers to a proposed Field Trial Hall of Fame. The list was published in Brown's Field Trials: History, Management and Judging Standards in the anticipation that hall of fame would be established.

In the June 19,1954 issue of The American Field, Brown announced that the Field Trial Hall of Fame had become a reality and nominations were taken.

Dogs were eligible based in their entire careers. People were nominated based in their service and the length of time devoted to the field trial sport. Nominations could be made in two categories.

1. Distinguished Bird Dogs deceased

2. Prominent Persons living or deceased

The first year to vote for inductees was 1954, and the election committee considered a popular vote of ten dogs and ten persons from the nomination ballot. Bird Dog enthusiasts elected five dogs and five people into the Field Trial Hall of Fame that year. In 1955, two dogs and two people were elected and inducted. This marked the beginning of a tradition that continues at the annual Field Trial Hall of Fame.

For more information on the history of the Sporting Dog Center and the Bird Dog Foundation, Inc., purchase a copy of The Sporting Dog Center and the Official History of the Bird Dog Foundation, Inc.. This very informative book is available exclusively through the National Bird Dog Museum Gift Shop.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Muscle Shoals Music, Then And Now. Here are a few favorite groups, friends, and movers and shakers!

A friend, "Terry Pace, wrote the following today," So glad to see that Keith Richards mentions Jimmy Johnson, Roger Hawkins and Jim Dickinson (All From Muscle Shoals) in his fascinating and detailed remembrance of the Rolling Stones' historic Muscle Shoals Sound sessions from 1969. The account is published in Keith's long-awaited autobiography, I should add that Keith also mentions Rick Hall, FAME, Aretha Franklin, Wilson Pickett and Percy Sledge's "When a Man Loves a Woman" in establishing the musical pedigree Muscle Shoals already possessed before the Stones ever visited the area.

Below you will find a very small representation of Music History from my hometown area. Fame Recording Studios, Etta James, Bob dylan, Eddie Hinton, Rod Stewart, Bob Segar, Greg Allman, Allman Brothers Percy Sledge, Sam Phillips, Rick Hall, Patterson Hood and the DBTs. Gary Nichols, James and Dylan LeBlanc, Doc Dailey, Black keys, Secret Sisters, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, Band of Horses, John Paul White, Jimmy Johnson, David Hood, and the Swampers, Lynyrd Skynyrd, just to name a few.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Local Historical Pics, thought you might enjoy

First one is self explanatory, the rest are, Several different pics of Cat Fish caught from the Tennessee River, Large Rattlesnake Skin, around 11ft. that hung in the Old Court House and a great shot of an old local Produce Store.

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I’m a Southern Boy, just 56 last November, I get around here and there, Central America, Africa, Red Bay. I’m a Father, Grandfather, Husband, Artist and general flunky of sorts. Live in a little historic town in an old building I remodeled. Just wanted to hear myself think I guess, talk about the need of simplification, show some art, express an interest or two, brag on my dogs and see where it goes. That’s it!, That’s the deal, Thanks