“It’s been tough here the first part of the training season. Temperatures were in the 90s, with lots of rain. The rain, of course, caused the cover to be exceptionally high and lush, coupled with a record crop of mosquitoes. It was tough.
“However, the good news is it seems Michigan is enjoying a rebound of its birds, for we have been finding a good many for so early in the season.
“Looking forward to the (field trial) season ahead, as I have three really good-looking Derbies — Maswood Shady Lady, pointer female owned by Dick Wilson of Oakland, Mich.; a Rock Acre Blackhawk frozen semen pup owned by Paul Tutro of Richmond, Mich., and Scottish Heart, a pointer male. All look promising.
“We get out at daylight when temperatures aren’t too bad. As I write this we’ve had a break in the weather and temperatures are now back in the 70s.”