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New Guide Joins the Wild Apple Team

For the last few years Tim Kisieleski has often joined our hunts here at Wild Apple Kennel Guide Service.  He didn’t carry a gun or receive compensation, but came along to help with the clients and get the opportunity to work his own dogs.  In part because of Tim’s help, I turn away more people […]


FaceBook vs the Blog

I first started this blog in 2010 on another site and the frequency of my posts has been on a long downward spiral.  When I started the blog it was the best way to communicate with people interested in the dogs, their training and hunting, our field trialing, and my observations on life among the […]


Saturday’s Trial

I’ve been working with bird dogs for about 30 years now and have had the good fortune to have four really exceptional dogs to go along with many good ones.   The first was a setter that Lloyd Murray of Long Gone Kennels gave me named Stokely’s Diablo Buddy he came from a litter that […]


Mid-Winter Update

It seems hard to believe that half the winter has gone by.  January was great for working dogs and was capped by a great hunting trip with Tim to Kansas.  Now were getting ready for field trials here in Kentucky and have been able to work around a couple of snow storms.  Although there was […]