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Bill Kearns Memorial Open Derby Classic ; Sept. 21 st, 2022

We had a good trial this week in Kilkenny. New England Open and The companion Open Derby Classic.

Plenty of birds in both stakes, with all placements on GROUSE ! Here is a shot of Long Gone Juniper (AKA June Bug ) shortly after she was named Winner of The Bill Kearns Open Derby Classic. She had one find on grouse and a easy handling but very forward and large race.

The Bill Kearns Memorial Open Derby Classic Winners and handlers. Sept. 21, 2022. Berlin, NH ( Kilkenny )

First was Long Gone Juniper ( she was not on the grounds when the stake was over so we are posing her kennelmate, Kenny Kilkenny in her spot !) with good work on grouse.

Second, Gray Ghost, with Adam Dubriske ( with good grouse work )

Third , Tango, with John Stoligitis, also with good work on grouse.

I am so looking forward to begin hunting season which begins tomorrow in Maine and VT., Sat. Sept.24th.I have to work the weekend at my business but will be out there next week. Good luck to all hunting, and Thank You to all the folks who came from near and far to our Grouse trial this week, Mon, Tuesday and Wens .! We got a little wet a few of those days, as it was pouring hard during some of the running.