The Kalamazoo Chapter of the Ruffed Grouse Society held their chapter's Qualifying trial on Saturday, April 7th, 2012. Chapters around the state hold trials where competitors compete to qualify for the Ruffed Grouse Society Gun Dog of the Year trial in December. In this trial the top five placements for both pointers and flushers qualified. The Kalamazoo Chapter did a great job putting on the event it was very well run by the volunteer judges, Nick and Dave. Thanks guys for such a fun, well run event. We had a great time and got to see some old friends and make some new ones. Our dogs had a great day with Ella placing First and Apollo finishing Third. Both Ella and Apollo are now qualified for the 2012 Ruffed Grouse Society Gun Dog of the Year Trial to be held on December 3rd.