Top Photo - Ribbon presentation left to right Mike Brockman (judge) center Tom Waskosky (handler) right Fred Lysinger (judge). The test was conducted by Platte Valley HRC at Teal Lodge, Orchard, CO on August 14, 2019. Video shows Ming’s water portion of the 500 point test. The birds will fall right, left and center with a blind retrieve 30 yards past the center bird in the cattails.
Tom and Cody's love for hunting. At the age of 31, I underwent a back surgery to correct a problem I had been dealing with from age 15. At the time of the surgery I had a 2 year old chocolate lab named Cody. He loved to hunt and I promised him if he helped me recover, I would take him to South Dakota to hunt pheasant every year. We went that fall with me in a back brace and every fall for the rest of his life. We even flew from Alaska to hunt pheasants in South Dakota. Ptarmigan hunting in Alaska with Cody, 1997. Other bird hunting opportunities such as ducks, geese, and spruce grouse can be found in the Alaskan remote wilderness. [...]