NADKC Western Region
Newsletter
October 2017
In this issue
  • Message from the Director
    by Frank O'Leary
  • Western Region Raffle 
  • Member Profile 
    by Dennis Hodges
Upcoming Events
 
 
DKV Forms
 
Not fillable in Firefox
Go to WR web page and down load fillable form
Board of Directors
 
Frank O'Leary, NADKC Western Regional Director
509-520-7483
 
Joe Furia, Director
WR Board of Directors
 
Randall Cherry, Director
WR Board of Directors
 
Jamie Adkins, Director
WR Board of Directors
 
Jeff Martin, Director
WR Board of Directors
250-492-6665
lafrenz@shaw.ca  
 
Newsletter Editors
Marianne O'Leary
509-520-0819
 
NADKC-WR Web Page
 
 
 
 
If you wish not to receive this newsletter please email nadkc@nadkc-wr.org to be removed from the list.  
 
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Message from the Director
by Frank O’Leary  
 
Fall is upon us in the Walla Walla Valley, and I love it.  This time of year means cool mornings, college football, playoff baseball (including the Yankees), Fall Tests, and most important HUNTING SEASON!!
 
We start Pheasant season the 21st of October and I can’t wait.  Over the last two years my ability to enjoy hunting has been very limited.  This year I will be able to enjoy our dogs and get out and hunt all I want.
 
Fall Testing has started in the WR with the Solms/AZP at Hysham, MT hosted by Mike Kennedy.  The full test took place on Saturday, September 30th.  Blair vom Riverwoods, owned and trained by Randy Blanchard received a Prize 1.  Hoyt von Kings Crossing and Etta vom Schwarzen Seil also Prized.
 
The 2017 Western Region Annual Raffle  Drawing will take place October 15th.  If you have not returned your ticket stubs and checks please get them in ASAP so they can be included in the drawing.  If you need additional tickets please do not hesitate to contact Frank O’Leary at 509-520-7483 or foleary7@gmail.com ...............
 
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
 
Western Region Annual Raffle
 
The 2017 Western Region Annual Raffle  Drawing will take place October 15th.  If you have not returned your ticket stubs and checks please get them in ASAP so they can be included in the drawing.
 
Again this year has not one but TWO GREAT  PRIZES and TWO LUCKY WINNERS.  The first ticket holder drawn will have their choice of an Upland Bird Hunt for 4 persons or a Beretta Over/Under Shotgun.  The second person drawn will receive the other prize.
 
Hunt Oregon, LLC, has graciously donated an upland bird hunt for four people, for three days, and four nights. All meals are included and there is a hosted open bar.  Transportation to and from the Pasco, WA Airport and bird processing is included.  The total value of the package is $12,000.00.  The hunt will take place on the famous Cunningham Sheep Company ranch.  One of the largest family owned ranched in Oregon, these properties have only been open to family and friends until now.
 
A Beretta Over/Under 686 Silver Pigeon 20/28 gauge Two Barrel Set will be the other prize awarded.  This is a great gun and the two barrel set makes it special.  The retail value of this set is $3,500.00.
 
If you need additional tickets please do not hesitate to contact Frank O’Leary at 509-520-7483 or foleary7@gmail.com
 
 
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
 
Member Profile
by Denver Hodges
 
Hello,
 
This is Denver and Michelle Hodges writing to you. We reside in Denair, a small town east of Turlock, CA. We have four kids, two girls, and two boys ranging from 9 months to 18 years old. We are raising our kids to have old fashioned American values. We teach them to leave America in better shape than what they inherited from their past generation.
 
Michelle currently works as a Financial Analyst for a Superior Court. She’s been working there since 2009. Denver works for a small irrigation district for over thirteen years as a lineman, troubleshooter and now as a Manager. Also, owns and operates an Almond Ranch that he was born and raised on. We are both grateful and blessed to have such great jobs.
 
After researching and buying different American bred GSP from different kennels we were looking for something bred more for its original use. We found the American GSP’s to be soft and mainly used for field trialing and hunting bird. When it came to hunting fur, they lacked the necessary temperament to excel. In our research we found the DK to be more of a true versatile dog as advertised. In our opinion, we don’t believe that a versatile champion just hunts different types of birds; a true versatile dog will hunt bird and fur without fear. We are afraid the American bred GSP is losing their true original function as a versatile hunter.  
 
We currently have one DK named Ussa and are absolutely pleased with her amazing progress and prey drive. She is a natural when it comes to baying hogs and points well when training for birds. She is not gun shy or afraid of water. Her greatest attribute is the natural training ability she possesses. We feel she will be the best dog in our pack......
 
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
 
Reproduction of any contents by permission only
 
If you have any stories or pictures to share
please contact Newsletter Editors Edie or Marianne