Sauk River Pointing Labradors FEATHERSTORM VIDEO
Watch a great Pointing Lab in action
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Sauk River Retrievers
14062 170th street
Osakis, MN 56360
The video should be
a nice keepsake for those who have a pup. For others who are curious about Jake or about PL's It should be
a great way to see a Grand - Master Pointing Retriever / Master Hunting Retriever in action. Included in the 12 minute video
1. 4 pointing scenes....a definite cure for the non-believer! (if there are any left)
2. Some fun-retrieves
3. 2 shot-birds retrieved off of a point.
4. A water double and blind
5. Water entries
It is a GOOD video but...A few disclaimers before this is even released:…
1. No real quartering footage….try that sometime!
2. I was a one-take wonder as narrator using a script that I concocted the day
the editor came and I realized that I'd never thought about what to say.
3. If you like the music…you need help.
A few thank-you's
Big thanks to my wife, Jane, and my daughters Jennifer, and Melissa who shot lots of
footage (you too Kathleen for LOTS of help) The kids did get some laughs along the
way. During the water scene Jake is actually running off a small island. Being the only
one with waders, I had to carry Jane across a deep moat around the island to get her in
position to film. I got stuck in the mud in the "moat" with Jane on my back. I think the
kids are still recovering from splitting a side laughing at that.
Thanks to my good friends, Ron Unruh and Mark Johnson, for shooting the birds in such a way that they
fell to the ground. Mine keep flying.
Jake does a nice job slogging through underwater obstacles. Watch close in
the water scene and you get a sense of what the bottom is like. Debris, logs, ridges and
holes, weeds and mud. Tough going. I know because I planted the blind and went down
The DEER Scene. Jake also does a nice job of re-focusing from the deer, back to the water-blind. That
deer came over the hill behind us full bore…stopped 20 yards from us, big as life and let
out a loud snort. He has Jake's FULL attention before I get it back. My thrower on that
side of the marsh was our neighbor, Andrew Hohncke. Andrew is in 4th grade.He was
excited to be out with us but also realized just how big a deer really is! Andrew was
ready for fight or flight. You did a great job, Andrew, Thanks!
No 300 yard blinds or quadruple marks. Nothing that he does here is meant to be particularly
amazing. It is all about watching his attitude and instinct How he moves, responds, points,
1. What is Jake pointing?? The birds you don't see are planted pigeons. I call Jake off
point and cast him again and he establishes a second point, checking to see why I'm not
flushing this thing! There is also a pheasant and chukar both pointed and
2. Can't he spot that orange bumper a mile away?? ... No. Orange is "gray" to a dog. If I
wanted to give him a visual assist I would have used white.
3. Check out the distance of the pointed pheasant!
4. Time of year? ... November, just days before ice-over.
5. Dog's Age? ... TWO.
6. How long?? ...12 minutes