Region 6 conducted it’s 2015/2016 year end meeting and awards banquet at the Bird Dog Museum on May 20th, 2016. Meeting started at 10:00 with the awards at a lunch banquet followed by the Region 6 meeting at 1:00.
In an effort to reduce cost and increase attendance the officers of the Mid South Field Trial Association and Region 6 decided to try a lunch time gathering this year. It was a success!!!! Attendance was much better and the midday timing allowed for those who have a lengthy travel time to get home at a safe time. A fried catfish lunch with all the trimmings was sponsored by Brad Kennedy and Sportsman Pride. During lunch the awards program was under way. The dog that won the Mid South All Age dog of the year won in Region 6 as well. This held true for Shooting Dog and Derby of the year categories well.
With 820 Region 6 points and 221 Mid South points, Earl Connolly and Lester’s Sky Jam, call name Mike took home the All Age awards for both Region 6 and Mid South. Mike is a 7 year old English Pointer out of Lester’s Snowatch and Logo White Lily.
Second goes to Dr. Fred Corder with Caladen’s Rail Hawk with 360 Region 6 points and 180 Mid South points
Shearjoy’s Big Money better known as Ben kept a steady winning pace this year to rack up 306 Region 6 points and 153 Mid South points in the Shooting Dog arena. Ben is a 4 year old English Setter owned and handled by Betty Shearouse. Ben is out of High Ground Jax Jabba and Prodigy’s High Anxiety.
Second place Shooting Dog for Region 6 went to Panther Creek Jackson for handler Frank Rutland. Hollywood Honey for owner/handler Edmund James took home 2nd in the Mid South.
Mac Conyers took home Derby of the year awards for both Mid South and Region 6 with Mac’s High Heat. This 2 year old English Pointer is out of Mac’s No Doubt and Pearidge Kate. Mac’s High Heat had 56 points in both Region 6 and the Mid South.
2nd place derby was Country Rose with Edmund James. Rose had 52 points.
This year’s Sportsman of the Year award went to Michael Garner. This wonderful young man has been a tremendous asset to both Region 6 and the Mid South. Michael is always helpful and is tireless in his effort to assist anyone he can. It is many in the Region’s desire to see this fine young man running a dog some day!