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Thread: Anybody have stories of Sig Vilagi?

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    Sig had a dog, please forgive my spelling, Les Coup De Grace (Tiger) out of Corky. He became and FC-AFC but developed a problem of picking the feathers from a bird. You never knew when it would happen, usually the last series. He would put one foot on it and pluck the bird in the field on the way back with it. Feathers would fly but the duck would come back naked. Sig would take Tiger with him to work and would train him during the noon hour. This dog was an awesome lining dog and in those days this was something that was pre collar and hard to achieve One of those people in the history of the game that gave back so much. His judging talent and bird placement was awesome, he was so involved with the Madison Retriever club for so many years, his wife was field trial secretary and cocktail party hostess and work for so many years - any of you people out there that remember those days of camping at Madison trials and the parties - including close to midnight pheasant breast cooking on the grills. A true legend in the game and proud to me a friend for over 40 years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by trog View Post
    Sig had a dog, please forgive my spelling, Les Coup De Grace (Tiger) out of Corky. He became and FC-AFC but developed a problem of picking the feathers from a bird. You never knew when it would happen, usually the last series. He would put one foot on it and pluck the bird in the field on the way back with it. Feathers would fly but the duck would come back naked. Sig would take Tiger with him to work and would train him during the noon hour. This dog was an awesome lining dog and in those days this was something that was pre collar and hard to achieve One of those people in the history of the game that gave back so much. His judging talent and bird placement was awesome, he was so involved with the Madison Retriever club for so many years, his wife was field trial secretary and cocktail party hostess and work for so many years - any of you people out there that remember those days of camping at Madison trials and the parties - including close to midnight pheasant breast cooking on the grills. A true legend in the game and proud to me a friend for over 40 years.
    trog
    Wow, what a compliment. I've known him for a scant four years and the knowledge gained is immeasurable.

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    A funny story. My great grandmother was from Oslo, Norway. She had a book with a lot of Norwegion. Stoughten Wisconsin is the second Norway of Wisconsin. I brought the book to Sig to see if he knew Norwegion. His name sounded like Norwegion to me? I gave him the book and without missing a beat began to read. After a few minutes George Bendrick couldn't stand it any longer he said ,Earl, he is Lithulanian and doesn't have a clue what he is reading! Sig has a sense of humor. Red faced I took back the book and we all had a laugh.
    Earl Dillow

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    gotta put a pic with the man..Good people!Sig Vilagi 001.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by jd6400 View Post
    gotta put a pic with the man..Good people!Sig Vilagi 001.jpg
    He was younger then and recognize the hat. At 88 he hasn't changed much! We all hope to look that good and keep our weight the same.
    Earl Dillow

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