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We’re one week away from Speedstar’s expected litter! Here are several sonogram images of the pups. We are expecting 5 or 6 in the litter and I’m keepin’ 2! Stay tuned as we may just give a pup away if everything goes as expected! Also, congratulations to Speed’s litter mate Full Blast and his owner my buddy Dick Brenneman on their 3rd Grouse championship. Read more here. Be sure to check back for continued updates on Speed and her litter.

-Buck

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bucksblog3272014Wise men count grouse! Grouse are drumming in PA and now is a great time for grouse hunters to help your state wildlife conduct their spring drumming surveys. Most grouse states have these drumming counts so ask if you can help. Here’s how it works; you get assigned a route in national or state forests and you stop every  1/2 mile or so and listen for x amount of minutes and record the number birds you hear drumming.  The best part is that they share data at the end with cooperators and you get out after grouse without hurting next years birds.

Happy Counting,

Buck

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Lion Country's Speedstar - Bred to Deuce and is expecting a litter in three short weeks!

Lion Country’s Speedstar – Bred to Deuce and is expecting a litter in three short weeks!

GREAT NEWS! PUPPIES ARE IN THERE! I took MY “Champeen” bred English Setter Lion Country’s SPEEDSTAR to my good friend Dr. Metzgar’s Animal Hospital and he confirmed she is bred to my cover dog Deuce. This means that the 6th generation of Lion Country Setters are three weeks away from finally happening! MY friends who have been waiting for a Deuce puppy for 3 years are pumped and IF all works out —- I’ll give one away to a LUCKY CUSTOMER on the LCS website! OH BOY I’M LUCKY TOO! Thanks to “PAPPA DEUCE”

One comment to “Update – Puppies Are On The Way!!”

  1. Bob Montler

    Well, to keep the Tradition going you will have to name a male out of this litter “TRES”.

    Pronounced “trace”

    Make sure you keep the best Male.


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I’m up to my ears in alligators and my spring catalog deadline is in three days!  My catalog team did a great job and you should have it by April 10th!
My friends from SportDog sent this photo from their annual hunt at my grouse camp this past fall. I’ll share it here:

Great friends and excellent dog work on the "King of Game Birds"

Great friends and excellent dog work on the “King of Game Birds”

That’s Steve Kelley and Chris Morgan, national sales managers, and SportDog’s key sales representative, Jack Rosenswie, with his new setter, Rain.  The old guy is me with Deuce’s sister Rosa—one of my best grouse dogs ever…  This photo is outside our favorite watering hole in in the heart of the Allegheny National Forest.  Any guesses which one?

Finally!   I will find out on Friday if my bitch, Speedstar’s, breeding to Deuce last month took.  …Puppies?  Find out soon right here on Bucks Blog!

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Glad Eddie –grandson of my uncle Jack aka The Grouse Commander-  is OK… Uncle Jack sure embellishes a story!  

-Uncle Buck

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Eddie was returning from lifting weights last night and hit a piece of black-ice …. he and his lifting friend are OK.  Cut-up a little and their ego hurt a little .  A scary phone call will take the breath away from you at 11:00 PM.  It was a mess because when any truck or car stopped at the scene … they could not get going again … the troopers could not even stand-up on the road.  Eddie was not charged with any violation … another vehicle crashed behind Eddie too.  She checked on the boys and moved on leaving bits and pieces of her car.  The road was solid ice for 50 yards ……!

 

Without answers, the troopers asked me why there were shotgun shells all over hell … I had not cleaned out my Grouse Mobile since Grouse Season …. they laughed when I told them that there had been over 1,200 “dead” Grouse in that Jeep.  In fact when they rolled the Jeep back on the top …. a male Grouse flushed out of the back seat.  I just knew I was one short in the 2013 season.

 

Oh well, we will deal with it …. both boys are OK …. it could have been very bad.  They had their seat belts on to save the day and keep both of them in the Jeep.

 

They had just stopped at Sheetz and bought dinner – salad and shakes were all over hell.

 

That is the story – Rain (English Setter) cried when I told her that her Grouse Mobile was no more!  The Ruffed Grouse Society will probably want to put this Jeep in their museum.  Chuckling!

 

-Jack & Marilyn

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photoHere’s a message I’ll pass along to everyone who fishes or enjoys the Little Juniata River here in central PA. My good friend and fishing buddy Johnny Corr  is again looking for help in what is a really cool project he has organized. Last year they removed  a ton of trash from this gem of a river and they have fun doing it! If you’re in the area stop by the church on Rt.45 next to the bridge in Spruce Creek PA. Help us out, feel good as a sportsman and meet some great people all whilst doing so! See you there!

-Buck

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Two time Grand National Champion Shadow Oak Bo

Two time Grand National Champion Shadow Oak Bo

Setter owners it’s time be proud of your breed! This is the most significant accomplishment in a long time  in the History of the National Championship and some folks are saying  EVER with good reason. Shadow Oak Bo is the only dog to win the big daddy of em’ all at the revered Ames Plantation in Grand Junction, Tennessee TWO YEARS IN A ROW — EVER! No pointer has ever even accomplished this feat if you can believe that and there has been lots of amazing pointer wins there. Yes, no other breed has done this and Robin Gates is the only handler EVER to share this amazing feat. Congratulations to owners Butch Houston, Dr. John Dorminy, handler Robin Gates and last but not least, this year’s champion Shadow Oak Bo for making history at the Grand National.

-Buck

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Beaglers be proud! We had our bags checked at the airport by one of the USDA contraband sniffing Beagles  at customs in the Philadelphia airport on Monday! The Customs folks use the Beagles incredible sense of smell to find all kinds of illegal goods from drugs and guns to lesser threats…like fruits and vegetables!? (..just keep reading) I’d been missing for a week as I always take my wife Janine on our island vacation for Valentines day.

customs7We left last Tuesday for Negril, Jamaica just before the big storm hit. I missed all the fun shoveling but boy was I proud to see a beagle “hit“ a guy’s bag. He sniffed this bag thoroughly, sat down and proceeded to paw at it as the handler quickly handed him his treat from her pouch to reward him for a job well done. The officer kindly asked permission and the reached in the bag a pulled out a nice apple. The lady’s face went bright red but was reassured it wasn’t a problem.

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I told the people how the Pennsylvania State Police use our warehouse at LCS to train their search dogs and how neat the whole deal was to my employees. Best of all, the officer added that all the beagles are rescue dogs! Cool reentry to the US for this old hunting dog supplier!

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Here’s some photos of my son Mike’s SILVER LAB at 8 weeks and at 4 months. I didn’t even know silver was an color option but it must be on the new 2013 and newer models. Mike appropriately named him Frank Silver and we ordered him one of the new LCS custom nylon collars with that imprinted on it. If anyone out there has silver labs or has info about them please let me know. Mike picked the biggest male in the litter so stay tuned for more about little Frank.

-Buck

P.S. He also has his own Facebook page

Frank at 8 weeks

Frank Silver at 8 weeks

Frank Silver at 4 months

Frank at 4 months

My sons silver lab Frank Silver with an LCS custom embroidered collar

My sons silver lab Frank Silver with an LCS custom embroidered collar

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Lion Country Supply At The Great American Outdoor Show

LCS Staff Doug Wennick and Brian Parsons helping attendees at the Lion Country Supply Booth #4102

Brian Parsons, Doug  and Andy did a great job this weekend at the NRA sponsored Great American Outdoor Show 2014. Here they are taking good care of the show visitors and shoppers. Stop on by to say hello and check out our great deals at booth #4102. The Great American Outdoor Show runs through Feb 9 at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Arena in Harrisburg, PA.

 

Lion Country Supply At The Great American Outdoor Show

Terri Mariner and her husband Ray

 

While you are there be sure to also check out our friend Terri Mariner from SportDOG. Terri does daily dog training demos in the Small Arena and helps us sell fine SportDOG products. Check out the Great American Outdoor Show Schedule for times of these events. These shows will be running through to next Sunday.

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