Blast Zone, our 3-year old male, hunted over the historic cover dog grounds in the Allegheny National Forest in this year’s premiere amateur grouse dog stake held in the east.  “Strike” hunted with enthusiasm, determination and style as he scoured the thirty minute course to which he was assigned.  Under the whistle of Thor Kain, “Strike” laid to the front, going to where he needed to find the relatively scarce and elusive grouse.  He scored a thrilling find with his bird sharply located.  Standing steady with classic high style and intensity, “Strike’s” effort bested a field of 16.