Fernwood Cove Bella won the 66th Grand National Grouse Futurity held at Milan, NH the last weekend of October, 2010. Bella, daughter of Pennstar ex Magic Mist Bandit, is owned by Maine resident, Jim Gill of Harrisoin, ME. She was handled by her breeder and trainer, Joe Dahl also from Bangor, ME.
Bella had a forward, hard hunting race capped by a solid grouse find with good manners. She’s a stylish dog who flows over the ground easily. You could tell that she had been hunted hard in the weeks prior to the running by her owner as she went to the objectives in her search and was rewarded. Bella began her winning with a placement in the Grand National Grouse Puppy Classic last spring and then she went on to also win this fall’s prestigous North American Woodcock Futurity.