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2013 Inductee – Dusty

Owner/Handler: Jack Heim
799 Champion Points
Legendary Status Champion
40x Champion
5 Super Major Championships
6 Major Championships

Dusty started his tournament hunting career in 2001 with the Wisconsin Series. Even as young pup in the Series, one could see that his talents and potential were evident. From here, he went on to compete in these and other competitive events including AKC, NATHA, UFTA, and BDC. His BDC career started with the Players Championships in 2007. Over the years, he battled many noteworthy dogs to become a BDC National Champion, BDC 2x Road Warrior Champion, and Wisconsin Series Dog of the Year. He was also the winner of 5 BDC Super Major Championship Titles, 6 BDC Major Championship Titles, as well as an AKC Senior Hunt Title.

In the tournament field, it didn’t matter if the weather was harsh or he was making the first run of the day, you could trust in his ability to get a top placing. He had a great way of reading the field, with a high head, gathering scent until he was certain, then locking in on the game. He had a strong work ethic; even in the last few years when his shoulder began to hinder his ability. Definitely a master of his craft, all who had the opportunity to hunt with him in the field have many fond memories of Ole Smuckey Boy.

“Immediately west of the thickets lining Indian Creek about 1/2 mile south of the house is “The Hollow.” We seldom hunt “The Hollow” so it is a quiet place frequented mostly by deer and an occasional coyote.”

“We keep listening for faint murmurs when we pass through but hear none…they must be hunting in a special place or on a long quiet point.and now in morning’s pre-dawn, if you look carefully, you’ll see an image gliding effortlessly across the hollow.the sun will come up to drape the image revealing a dog staunch on point.stopped in mid stride…head and tail up…eyes intent and clear as if he were a pup again.The Ole Boy has arrived.”

Today Dusty enters the BDC Hall of Fame with 799 Champion points winning 5 Super Majors and 6 Major Championships. Dusty was an incredible dog that made an impact on the sport and will forever be remembered.

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National Bird Dog Circuit

4 days 16 hours ago

Here are the current standings for Flushing Dog of the Year!

Region 1 Champion Points
Murphy-Earl Hacking (113) *Clinched

Region1 Qualifying Points
Mazey-Brian Roushar (188)
Keno-Mike Peterson (185)

Region2 Champion Points
Rosalee-Jerry Brost (227) *Clinched

Region 2 Qualifying Points
Ace-Ethan Scheffler (346) *Clinched

Region 3 Champion Points
Storm-Kyle Kerstetter (186) *Clinched

Region3 Qualifying Points
June-Dan Steingraber (289) *Clinched

Region 4 Champion Points
Terzah-Barbara Eskam (158) *Clinched

Region 4 Qualifying Points
Molly-Todd Perdue (333)
Bailey-Todd Perdue (332)
Sonny-Dan Cathcart (307)
Cam-Dan Cathcart (300)

Region 5 Champion Points
Mossy-Kip Burns (104)
Buddy-Bing Wesner (102)

Region 5 Qualifying Points
Mossy-Kip Burns (289)
Skye-Kip Burns (288)
Marley-Bryan Matthews (170)

Region 6 Champion Points
Red-Seth Woodall (74) *Clinched

Region 6 Qualifying Points
Beast-Matt Behe (209) *Clinched

With the Top Gun Championships being the last event of the season, we could see some changes to these standings. Regions 1, 4, and 5 could see some movement!

National Bird Dog Circuit

4 days 16 hours ago

Here are the current standings for Pointing Dog of the Year!

Region 1 Champion Points
Thor-Josh Tucker (53)
Scout-Scott LaPlante (47)

Region 1 Qualifying Points
Scout-Scott LaPlante (409)
Nala-Scott Lambert (336)

Region 2 Champion Points
Puckett-Bernie Birkenholz (254) *Clinched

Region 2 Qualifying Points
Letz-Bill Steeno (496)
Wolfgang-Bob Garrity (479)

Region 3 Champion Points
Sawyer-Tom Glynn (291) *Clinched

Region 3 Qualifying Points
Shooter-Richard Sipes (438)
Ralphie-Jack Heim (408)

Region 4 Champion Points
Ruger-Mike Pyle (197) *Clinched

Region 4 Qualifying Points
Riley-Kevin Eskam (676) *Clinched

Region 5 Champion Points
Sammie-Ron Ricks (130)
Rango-Mark Moyle (118)
Jeff-Mark Moyle (114)

Region 5 Qualifying Points
Sammie-Ron Ricks (658)
Mater-Ron Ricks (652)
Dasie-Holly Tompkins (540)

Region 6 Champion Points
Slick-Matt Behe (108) *Clinched

Region 6 Qualifying Points
Costa-David Register (205) *Clinched

We could still see some movement in the closes races in Regions 1, 2, 3, and 5.