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. [...]
The Cody Hunt Gear belt was founded by Tom Waskosky, an award winning hunter with over 50 years of hunting experience who was frustrated by equipment that was hard on his back and just didn’t fit the needs of a small game hunter. So he invented a better piece of gear! Tom's love for hunting and hunting dogs started as a teenager and continues to this day! Tom continues to compete... Ming’s HRC 500 Point Club Test. 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. [...]
Over the past 45 years hunting pheasants I have learned a few things about the birds to help get more in my game bag. When they wake up from the night’s sleep they will walk from the roosting habitat to their feeding habitat (corn, beans, wheat, milo, sunflowers in farming areas). The distance from roosting to feed is less than ½ mile. They are usually done feeding around 10:00am and will move to loafing areas. This habitat is knee high cover with easy escape avenues. They will remain in this area until 4:00pm to 5:00pm and then move back to the feeding habitat. Once their crops are full, they will usually fly back to the night roosting habitat. This cover is heavier, usually knee high [...]