column By: Staff | April, 18
Owner: Chip Carter, Guilford, Vermont
Dog: Tully, golden retriever
Puppy 2012: The best gift before Christmas, a photo from a thoughtful breeder of Tully at 8 weeks of age. There is promise, there is potential, there is the possibility and the dream he will become my best hunting buddy and partner.
Adult 2016: After spending his first four years working quail in the South, Tully proudly delivers his first pheasant.
Owner: Bret Thompson, Charo, Montana
Dog: Bell, Brittany
Puppy 2013: The day after Halloween, I set a bird down to she what she would do at 8 weeks old.
Adult 2016: Bell is a natural – for both pointing and retrieving.