Interview with Mazie Davis on Scouting
Mazie and Rooster. Scouting for Colvin in the 2010 Manitoba Championship.
Mazie Davis began scouting for her husband, Colvin in the early 1980s when he made his return to field trial competition. He had spent the previous eight years farming, though he and Mazie always had a few dogs for training. Prior to that Colvin competed with shooting dogs. One funny story Mazie told me was about Bill Allen’s dog Blue Monday. The dog was so heavily marked and dark in color, that he wore a white t-shirt so he could be seen. Yes, even in competition!
The first field trial Mazie remembers winning, scouting for Colvin, was the US Championship at Jimmy Hinton’s Sedgefield. Around that time, friend and client, Mr. Tobe Stallings also convinced Mazie to report her first field trial. She went on to become an official and sought after reporter for the American Field.
Here is the interview I did with Mazie on how she began her scouting career:
The championships she and Colvin won and the dogs she scouted for him are too numerous to list but here are a few:
National Free-For-All Championship:
Pleasant Run Dot
White Powder Pete
White Powder Pete
Quail Championship Invitational:
Dominion Chicken Championship:
Saskatchewan Chicken Championship:
The Farm Boy
Border International Chicken Championship:
All-America Prairie Championship:
Ard Righ Justina
Phillips Time Line
They also won the Alabama Championship, Missouri Championship, Southland Championship, Oklahoma Championship, and Runner-Up at the Continental Championship. (Larry Huffman scouted Quicksilver Pink for her 1991 National Championship win.) Mazie still scouts for Colvin at the few trials in Canada where he continues to compete. She also trains dogs, competes in and has won with several derbies and has judged throughout the US. She and Colvin stay busy throughout the fall and winter operating their successful Davis Quail Hunts in Alabama.
Friend and mentor, Man Rand.
David Johnson scouting at the 2014 Florida Open All-Age Championship.
1992 Saskatchewan Chicken Championship win with Quicksilver Pink.
The 2006 Quail Championship Invitational. This was the second time winning for
Lester’s Absolute. On two other occasions he was Runner-Up.
White Powder Pete winning the 2006 Southern Championship.
Colvin, Mazie and Lester’s Absolute, Broomhill, Manitoba, 2007.
2010 Manitoba Championship with White Powder Pete.
Scouting for Phillips Time Line in the scorching heat, 2011 Manitoba Championship.
Breakaway of the 2011 Pelican Open All-Age with Phillips Time Line.
Judging the 2011 Pelican Derby with Joe McCarl.
Scouting for Patriote in the 2012 National Championship.