Bird Dog Challenge begins

PHOTOS BY MIKE CARROLL/PLAINSMAN The dog does its part in flushing the pheasant, now it is up to hunters Jeremy Hahn and Jay Hahn, from Independence and Norway, Iowa, respectively, to seal the deal Thursday, west of Huron on land owned by Curt and Becky Kempf. Next, Craig Gobush or Iowa City, Iowa, takes aim at a flushing rooster pheasant Thursday afternoon, during Day 1 of the Bird Dog Challenge. And shown next is one sneaky rooster, who managed to get away.

HURON —Teams of hunters and their dogs took to the field Thursday, braving cold temperatures, breezy conditions and a wee bit of snow, during the first day of the Bird Dog Challenge.
The teams are required to go into a field, where rooster pheasants are “planted” by challenge organizers. They are all given a certain amount of time for the dog to find and the hunter to shoot the birds. The event continues today.

PHOTOS BY MIKE CARROLL/PLAINSMAN The dog does its part in flushing the pheasant, now it is up to hunters Jeremy Hahn and Jay Hahn, from Independence and Norway, Iowa, respectively, to seal the deal Thursday, west of Huron on land owned by Curt and Becky Kempf. Next, Craig Gobush or Iowa City, Iowa, takes aim at a flushing rooster pheasant Thursday afternoon, during Day 1 of the Bird Dog Challenge. And shown next is one sneaky rooster, who managed to get away.

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