Long Gone Setters Logo

Hunting with Dave and Mark Hughes for a few days, Nov. 2022.

Mark Hughes with one of his clients dogs that we just finished hunting a cover with. This one is the defending Ontario Grouse Champion. Dave and Mark came up to run some dogs in The Grand National Grouse Futurity and The Grand National Grouse Championship. Of course we mixed in some hunting also!
These grouse were feeding in the apple trees on my front lawn ! I told Dave and Mark….no shooting my pet grouse!
Mark Hughes going in to flush, with shotgun at the ready! With their truck load of dogs plus a few of mine…we moved a lot of birds!
Hall of Fame Grouse Dog Trainer Dave Hughes looks over a grouse shot by his son Mark over this pointer bitch. She had three pointed within a minute of us turning her loose. Barrels were a blazen !!!!!! !
A derby setter female named Molly getting the time honored tradition of “getting BEAKED ” her first woodcock shot over her point. What a talented female she is! Molly pointed 2 woodcock and 5 grouse in about 35 minutes, with beautiful style. She is a frozen semen daughter of CH Stllmeadows Benjamin. ( Benny was by CH Stokely’s Diablo Jake, he by CH Long Gone Stokely )
Dave Hughes and Lloyd spending a day in the woods chasing grouse and woodcock. We started at sunrise on this day and hit it hard, moved 21 grouse and 16 woodcock and had some great shooting and some laughable misses. Got a lot of good dog work! We burned some shells! What a grand sport we enjoy!