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2015 Inductee – Enduring “Emi” of Black Forest

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Owner/Handler: Jackson Neese
779 Champion Points
Legendary Status Champion
38x Champion
4 Super Major Championships
2 Major Championships

The perfect name for one of the sweetest dogs you could ever meet. One look into her eyes and she had your heart. A top notch hunter whether she was in the upland field or the duck blind, Emi could do it all. Emi accumulated 779 Champion points earning her BDC Legendary Status, she was a 38X Champion, winning 4 Super Majors and 2 Majors including the 2007 BDC World Doubles Championship, the 2006 Top Gun Championship as well as the Players Championship. A keen nose along with the ability to dissect a field, and a willingness to work for whoever was behind the gun were just a few of her great attributes. Whenever you stepped to the line with Emi chances were good that you would leave the field in the lead.

Emi’s greatest attribute was her big heart. There wasn’t a mean bone in her body. With a kennel full of proven dogs, Emi got run of the house when she wasn’t hunting, following in the footsteps of Ali and Tempe. She proved to be as loyal of a companion dog as any one could imagine. Her best buddy was Ken and Joan’s son, Jackson. Emi and Jackson were almost inseparable. Emi would follow Jackson everywhere, maybe because when he was little, Emi would scoop up any crumb Jackson dropped, and sometimes even get a free handout from Jackson. When Ken would call home from a tournament, Jackson’s first question would be “How’s my Emi and when is she coming home?” He didn’t care how his dad was or who was winning, he just wanted to know his how Emi was doing. Now that Emi has passed on, no one misses her more than Jackson.

Emi did more than her fair share to give back to the game as well. She whelped some of the most amazing pups the game has ever seen. They include Tikka and Dezi, who are the #1 and #2 all-time BDC flushing dogs, owned by Jerry Brost, and BDC National Champion Athena, owned by Dalton Pierce, along with many other outstanding hunting dogs. Emi is greatly missed, but her legacy lives on in the pups she produced, and more importantly the memories of her times simply hanging out with her best friend, Jackson.

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National Bird Dog Circuit

4 days 15 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.