Some of the
approximately 30+ folks who attended the Fun Trial at Grey Cliff Ranch
on Feb. 7th, 2009. Also pictured are some of the 40+ wonderful
Brittanys that were there (the whole "point" of the event!) and a
Visula (hey, we like all hunting dogs!). The weather was perfect,
the dogs worked well, the food was super, the cover was good, and a GREAT, relaxing
time was had by all.
Ranch, Three Forks, MT
This is an informal fun event for our club. Each member and
his/her dog will be braced against one other handler and their
dog. You will have 30 minutes to hunt for 5 Chukar that have been
planted in a 40 acre bird field. The handler or his gunner will
shoot the birds.
Each dog will be scored by a judge that will walk along with the
handler and dog during the brace. Your dog will receive points
for finds, retrieves, and backs.
Any help from members with judging, scoring, and bird planting is
appreciated. This format is designed to be fun, informal, and
We plan to start at 8:30 AM and finish before dark. Tana
Kradofler is running the event and will work with folks from out of the
area to make a brace time convenient for them.
We will have lunch available for $5.00 and access to a heated shop with
Tana needs people who plan on attending this event to RVSP to her by
January 25, 2009. Please call Tana at 406-388-4974.
As of today [1-18-09] they are working on the Grey Cliffs web site so
the neat map and directions are not currently available. The
basic directions to get there are as follows:
From Bozeman take I 90 to Belgrade and turn south onto Jackrabbit Lane,
Highway 85. Continue south on this road until you reach Four
Corners and take a right, (West) onto Highway 84. Follow Highway
84 until you see the Madison River, (Blacks Ford), and turn right,
(North) on Madison River Road. After 4 ½ miles take a
right onto Buffalo Jump Road. It is then about one mile to the ranch
entrance where they have a large GCR sign over the entrance.
If you are coming from the West or Three Forks, MT you exit I 90 at the
Logan, MT exit and head south on Buffalo Jump Road, you will have 15 to
17 miles of gravel road and you will see the large GRC sign over the
In case you get lost the ranch phone number is 406-285-6512.
go to the web site: www.greycliffsranch.com
the ranch web site from time to time, (its currently being updated), I
am told they have a very nice map and directions when their site is up