Český Fousek enthusiasts who live and hunt throughout the mountains and plains of the West comprise the Rocky Mountain Chapter. Current clusters of members reside in Idaho, Montana, Colorado, Wyoming, the Dakotas, and California. Our Český Fouseks probably see more sharptails and huns than most, however this is also chukar, pheasant, blue grouse, ruffed grouse, and sage grouse country. Plus, spring creeks and prairie marshes offer some fine waterfowl opportunities.
Over the past several years, we’ve held our field tests in late March at the Niagara Springs Wildlife Management Area near Jerome, ID. See the Rocky Mountain Test page for details.
Sometime during the summer, one of our Bozeman, MT families has been most gracious in hosting an exposure/training day. This is a fun event oriented towards the puppies in the region. There are two training objectives:
- Ensure the young dogs get excited over birds, including exposing them to deep enough water so that they must swim.
- Expose both dogs and their owners to the elements of the Český Fousek North America (CFNA) testing program.
The remainder of the day is filled with talk of what went well, what could be improved upon for the next exposure/training day, training questions/ideas, wonderful canines, and of possible Fall hunting plans. We conclude the day with a pot-luck barbecue. It’s a great time with members always pitching in with the work of prepping the property, locating birds to purchase, planting birds, providing guidance to new puppy owners, cooking something for the barbecue, and anything else that needs doing.
5 Dutton Lane
Salmon, ID 83467-5086
Phone: (208) 756-4658
Field Test Chairman:
3380 Rottweiler Court
Helena, MT 59602