NBHA

Blair's Witch Project to Hall of Fame

The National Bird Hunters Association would like to formally announce the 2023-2024 Hall of Fame Induction Class.

This year, we are proud to honor and cement into history the legendary setter male, Blair's Witch Project owned and handled by Greg Blair of Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin. "Guy" as he was affectionately known, was also guided and handled in open stakes company through the capable hands of longstanding NHBA professional stalwart Tom Waite of Dale Creek Gun Dogs in Burlington, Wisconsin.

A product of breeding by consummate setter breeder Dr. Alan Dunbar; Blair's Witch Project was by Dunbar's champion GF Witch Doctor out of a CH Barker's Blue Jett female. A chance on a white and black ticked pup would soon see Guy's connections catapulted to the top of several performance arenas including walking trials, coverdog trials, and horseback trials both of American Field and AKC standards.

By the end of his career, Blair's Witch Project had secured four national championships, one regional championship, and one runner-up national championship with two of his national titles being impressively in callback formats. Guy also earned the title of AKC Field Champion, showcasing his versatility by winning in various formats. The dog would begin his march into greatness in the Fall of 2013 during his derby season garnering his first placement in a wild bird championship stake. Guy's success continued as he accumulated numerous championships and DOY awards until his career concluded in 2021.

Not only was guy a top performer, he was biddable winning under the aforementioned handlers and also included Greg's daughter Maddie Blair.

"One would ask what separates him from other great dogs? Guy was a class birddog first and foremost." - Tom Waite

"Guy had the manners and bird finding ability that was second to none, always finding that bird that no other dog found." - Jeff Wallace

"Guy is truly an exceptional dog that demonstrated all the tools sought after to be an NBHA Hall of Fame inductee." - Ross Callaway

Although bred on a limited basis, Blair's Witch Project proved a potent producer siring numerous progeny that have competed in all arenas like their sire including NBHA Futurity performers and most recently noted as being the sire of the 2023 NBHA Futurity runner-up .

Blair's Witch Project
Win Record: 29-5-9
-Four Championships (3 National & 1 Regional)
-One Runner-Up Championship
-AKC Field Champion (Walking & Horseback)

The NBHA is proud to have been the center stage for most of Blair's Witch Project performances epitomizing the standard, quality of stock, and dream that the NBHA, its patrons, and sponsors embody within the greater field trial world.

Please join us in celebrating Blair's Witch Project's induction and recognizing his extraordinary achievements at our annual awards banquet Saturday July 27th at the National Bird Dog Museum in Grand Junction, TN or share your appreciation and stories of "Guy" using the hashtag #blairswitchproject on our Facebook Page and/or Instagram Page.

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