Big Sky country tests retrievers

June 23, 2005
By Steve Bowman
MISSOULA, MT. — There is a reason Montana is called the Big Sky State. Native Indians recognized long ago there are places in this state where you can sit and gaze at a whole lot of sky and just a sliver of land.

Retriever/handler teams in the Super Retriever Series competition immediately understood the imagery during the seeding rounds of the event that begins Friday, Oct. 11, at the Western Montana Retriever Club.

"There's just a lot of room out there and it really messes ...

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