L'Etoile du Nord Kennels
"When nothing but the best is good enough"
My philosophy at L'Etoile du Nord Kennel, is that first and foremost these are hunting dogs! All my dogs hunt extensively. The primary consideration I was looking for when I moved from the Minneapolis metro area, was to be in a place that provided excellent hunting opportunities. I am, as I describe it to people, "In the middle of nowhere". My closest neighbor is a mile away, and I am surrounded by cropland and CRP. Hunting opportunities are abundant, with Sharp-tail Grouse, Hungarian Partridge and Pheasants available for the dogs to hunt.
The dogs have hunted in tall cover, wheat stubble, thick woods, cattail sloughs, high plains and mountains.
I have shot, over points, Pheasants, Sharp-tail Grouse, Ruffed Grouse, Woodcock, Hungarian Partridge, Bob White Quail and Blue Grouse, for the dogs. My goal this year is to shoot a Sage Grouse.
Here are a few pictures from some of my hunting trips