A Little About Us ...
Jeff & Anita Karnes at Wingshot Kennels in Alabama.............
Jeff's love for the outdoors and “man’s best friend” began during his childhood as his dad taught him about hunting and the care & training for dogs. So, following in the footsteps of his father, Jeff has been involved in training, breeding & raising healthy happy dogs for most of his 54 years. These years have been devoted to various breeds of bird hunting dogs, both pointer & setter types. Jeff is an avid hunter, spending several weeks out of state during hunting season. He also enjoys working as a guide for quail hunts at Selwood, a local preserve, and at Old Spring Hill Plantation in south Alabama. Jeff likes meeting new people and exchanging hunting stories. For Jeff, an example of a perfect day is spending it in the field with his dogs.
Daughter, Robyn, has her masters in education and is a 5th & 6th grade school counselor in the Pell City School system. She is married to Brandan who is co-owner of a granite installation company. Brandan sometimes accompanies Jeff on the out of state hunts. At the 1st hint of fall Brandan is like a kid who can't wait for Santa. Robyn & Brandan have 2 daughters. Catherine Elizabeth (Cate) is 5 years old and loves the puppies; she usually picks out a favorite from each litter. Their youngest daughter, Carlee Scott, is 2 & 1/2 yrs old. Cate had her 1st experience at quail hunting last year late winter and thought it was fun to see the dogs work. Cate also has a rifle and Grandpa Jeff has taught her to shoot. (So far it's just been at balloons, but she rarely misses!) Son, Tony, works for Honda Manufacturing in engine repair and quality control. He is married to Michelle and they also have 2 daughters. Ava Danielle is 5; and their oldest daughter is Hannah Grace, 7 years old, and they also love the puppies. You'll see Cate, Carlee, Hannah & Ava in some of our puppy photos. And me.........well I think I had the "empty nest" syndrome many years back. Having the dogs join our family helped me with that. Later I developed a few health issues and then the dogs became good therapy for me. The females are "my girls" and their puppies are my "grandbabies". I love my girls and they love me back. I talk to them just as if they are a person... they are very good listeners. When we have puppies, I enjoy holding & talking to them also. It is such fun to watch them grow up!!
All of our family loves animals and everything about the outdoors. We take family trips together whenever possible and enjoy life as much as we can. Other than hunting, some of our passions include: snow skiing, snowmobiling, fly fishing, camping, wildlife watching, river rafting, roller coasters, Alabama Football (except Jeff & Brandan who prefer Auburn)....... most of us love country music and enjoy attending the concerts.
Occasionally Jeff & I call on help from our family... whether its cleaning the kennels, assistance with dog training, help with puppy deliveries, picture taking or computer work... everyone is willing to pitch in (even my mom and a niece & nephew).
Our Contact Information:
Jeff and Anita Karnes - Wingshot Kennels
245 Lakeside Lane, Alpine, Al. 35014
Phones: Jeff) 256-404-1384 Anita) 256-404-1749
Email -- firstname.lastname@example.org
Also on Facebook listed as "Wingshot Kennels".
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