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Early in September, I traveled to Broomhill, Manitoba again to judge the derby stakes that accompany the Manitoba Championship and the Pelican Open All-Age Classic and to photograph the trials as I have for several years. Also Joe McCarl from Hard Driving Kennels was there this summer, training dogs with Colvin and Mazie Davis. That […]

Woodcock taking flight..shot earlier this month It’s spring in Maine and the woodcock are now nesting. We hope the weather will be kind to them and they produce a bumper crop of little ‘uns for this fall! I had an earlier spring in Alabama, while on photo shoots in Union Springs and also at Davis […]

Congratulations to Marc Forman for handling both the 2011 Winner and Runner-Up at the Armstrong-Umbel Endurance Classic. The winner was English setter, Lake Country Rayden owned by Jerry and Sheri Maier. The R-U, also an English setter, was Upper Cove Desert Devil owned by Bob Grassi. This was the third renewal of the two-hour Classic […]

It was a great pleasure to visit the famous Sedgefield Plantation in Union Springs, Alabama for a couple of days of photography last week. I missed seeing the eventual winner but did see and photograph the R-U champion, Cassique’s Boss. I finally got to meet the writer, Barbara Teare who was reporting the Championship. Barbara […]

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I’m headed down to Alabama to Davis Quail Hunts for a photo shoot and then to Union Springs and the historic Sedgefield Plantation. See February 23rd News item for more details. It’s not too late to book a photo shoot for your dog if you’re planning to be at the Alabama Shooting Dog Championship! You […]

Check out the cool look of our Photo Gallery Website!!…and some photos have been added to the collections. Next month I head down to Alabama to get some shots for Davis Quail Hunts including a European-style tower pheasant shoot. DQH has a 40′ tower from which the pheasants are flown which should give me some […]

Over 80 photos from the 2010 Manitoba Championship and the Pelican Open All-Age Classic are now available to view: http://www.chrismathanphoto.com/ Click on Galleries > Broomhill Trials

My attempt to photographically document the prestigious trials held each September in Broomhill, Manitoba resulted in over 250 photographs of the Manitoba Championship, the Pelican Open All-Age Classic and events surrounding these two trials. My favorites will appear in a new gallery I am working on that will be ready in a few days. Mazie […]

Cooler temperatures and a few yellow leaves scattered across the lawn mark the end of summer and the beginning of my favorite season —autumn! And with it another field trial season begins followed by what looks to be a fantastic grouse and woodcock hunting season come October. Pal O’ Mine (Fin) has recovered fully from […]

Like most of us who hunt or field trial, it’s the autumn months we look forward to for our time off from work. This September, I’ve been invited to judge the prestigious John S. Gates Memorial Derby Classic and Pelican Derby Classic in Broomhill, Manitoba which run in conjunction with the Manitoba Championship — the […]

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Sometimes our best ideas result in unexpected consequences. Take for example the Cloverdale store, 14 miles east of Sandstone, Minnesota, I happened upon during my travels last month. Sadly, a lack of marketing expertise created the exact opposite response as was intended. And despite the Cloverdale store’s fine offering of unique American Eagle lawn ornaments […]

Where does the time go? Beautiful weather continues here in Maine with some welcome heat for the 4th of July celebrations. Spring flowers are spent making way for summer blooms. Lucky my neighbors have such green thumbs! Happy 4th of July to all our clients and friends. For more summer flowers, please visit chrismathanphoto.com Gallery: […]

I had a fantastic time at the Outdoor Writers Association of America’s annual conference held in Rochester, MN last week…and look forward to becoming a member! Visit OWAA

I also spent time driving around the state of Minnesota AGAIN looking for new digs for The Sportsman’s Cabinet. Among other places, I visited the architecturally rich city of Winona located in the southeastern part of the state on the Mississippi River. Winona is home to one of the most impressive art museums I have […]