NADKC Western Region
August 2018
In this issue
  • Message from the Director
    by Frank O'Leary
  • Summer Weather and Dogs
    by Scott Linden
  • Member Profile
    by Beau Bailey
  • Why we Hunt
    by Scott Linden
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Board of Directors
Frank O'Leary, NADKC Western Regional Director
Joe Furia, Director
WR Board of Directors
Randall Cherry, Director
WR Board of Directors
Jeff Martin, Director
WR Board of Directors
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Marianne O'Leary
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Message from the Director
by Frank O’Leary  
Tilly vom Trocken Bach was the V1 Adult Female at the Klub Mittildeutschland-Anhalt Zuchtschau in Germany on
June 30th.
The WR tests are filling up.  If you have indicated you will be participating in a fall test, please submit your entry ASAP.  If you have submitted your entry and realize you will be unable to participate please let the test coordinator know ASAP. 
On September 7th and 8th we will have a Solms/AZP/ Zuchtschau in Logan, UT.  Tyler Smith is the Test Coordinator for this event.  Tyler can be reached at 801-420-8076.   Judges for this test are Test Director Jeff Martin, Senior Judge Jörg Kaltenegger, and Mark Peasley.
September 29th there will be a Solms/AZP/Zuchtschau in Walla Walla, WA.  Frank O’Leary is the Test Coordinator for this event and can be reached at 509-520-7483.  Judges for this test are Test Director John Calendar, Senior Judge Jeff Martin, and Mark Peasley.
Enjoy the rest of your summer and good luck with your training.  We look forward to see you at the fall test.
Best Regards,
Frank O’Leary
Western Regional Director
Summer Weather and Dogs
by Scott Linden
This article is reprinted from the Newsletter of the National Shooting Sports Foundation's official TV series with the permission of Scott Linden.
“This article is critically important.  One of the really good young sire’s in Germany was just lost to heat stroke during a boar hunt.  Don’t let this tragedy happen to your partner.”  FO’L
Your dog won't quit. That's what you love about him. But hot weather can kill or cripple him for life, so be extra observant.
If he stumbles frequently, lags or walks at heel, constantly searches for shade, digs shallow holes to lie in, or his tongue or gums are dark red, get him to a cool spot immediately. Wet him down if you can, but don't immerse him in cold water. Even a car with the air conditioning on is better than nothing.
Be safe. Get up early, work near clean water, and give your dog the afternoon off if you have to.
See you - and your dog - in the field soon,
Scott Linden, creator/host 
Wingshooting USA
Member Profile
by Beau Bailey
I am from Utah and grew up hunting in northern Utah and southern Idaho.  I truly have a passion for hunting and fishing and spend as much of my free time as possible in the fields and mountains pursuing this passion.  I have been upland game hunting with my father and brother since I was about 8 years old.  We hunt pheasants, Chukars, ruffed and sage grouse, ducks, and geese.  As I grew up we always had a lab so we never really experienced the true joy of hunting behind a dog with the qualities of our Deutsch Kurzhaar.
During college I didn’t really have enough time between classes and a full-time job to get much quality hunting or training time in.  I spent most of my free time big game hunting for mule deer and elk.  I later went on to medical school and residency training in internal medicine and pediatrics.  Unfortunately, this left almost no time for anything outside of hospital work and I was only able to make one or two trips for birds a year.  I can attest that absence makes the heart grow fonder!  I finished medical training about 3 years ago and life has really settled down since I took a job at a local hospital as a hospitalist (a physician who takes care of hospitalized patients only).  With a bit more free time on hand I felt it was time to get back into my real passion and started looking for a dog of my own.
As I started my search I was lucky enough to find that my brother in law had been working for years with one of the best breeds of hunting dog in the world.  Tyler Smith of vom Hochland kennel introduced me to the Deutsch Kurzhaar breed.  It only took one trip out with his dog Jinx vom Keljer and I was hooked to the experience with DKs.  I had never seen such a great all-around hunting dog.  As I watched Jinx point, retrieve, blood track, and water retrieve, I knew I had to get a DK of my own to hunt behind.  Click here to continue reading...
Why we hunt - a suggestion
by Scott Linden
This article is reprinted from the Newsletter of the National Shooting Sports Foundation's official TV series with the permission of Scott Linden.
Summer is a time for fishing, dog training, anticipation of the upcoming hunting season, and if we're lucky, reflection. Long drives and time on a trout stream with old friends seem to get me looking at the "why" of things as often as the "how." If you too ponder things, you might see some common ground here:
I became a hunter because I watched my first wirehair work a field, putting up a pheasant hen after a solid point. I'd never owned a gun before, but decided if he would do that for me, the least I could do is shoot the bird for him. Little did I know that was the start of a (late) life-long series of dazzling performances by a series of magical dogs I was privileged to observe, some I even owned. Lucky for me, the relationship continues, and the awe I felt from that first point returns every time I send a dog into the field. You know that feeling, don't you?
Any excuse for sharing time with a dog is legitimate. But for me, one reason is most clear: we become a team linked by DNA, a modern version of a prehistoric wolf pack coursing the uplands for sustenance - literal and emotional.  
May you live as long as you want.  But never want as long as you live.
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