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Saturday, October 17, 2015

Day 1 – Flight C – Test 1 – Byrd's Campground-Land – Saturday, October 17

Flight C: Carol Hynes and Tellus Calhoun
Byrd’s Campground-Land – Land Triple, Blind and Honor

This test is a Land Triple with a blind and honor using all rooster pheasants. This land triple is held in a field full of hay bales. The wind is hitting the handler on his right side. Bird number one is a flyer landing 71 yards to the handler's left. Bird number two is thrown to the right, landing 95 yards almost in  the center of the field. Bird number three came out of a winger, landing 83 yards to the handler's right. So, the order was around the horn, left to right. The dogs first retrieved the last bird down, bird number three. The handler then turned to his left and picked up the flyer. Then, the handler turned to the middle of the field and sent the dog for bird number two. When the marks were completed, the handler ran a land blind off the left side of bird number two, planted behind two hay bales, planted at 118 yards from the line. The handler then moves to the honor box to the left side of the line.

Bird number two has been the problem bird today with dogs hunting all over the right and middle portion of this field, being pushed by the wind. Of the seven dogs that we watched, we had four nice jobs, one handle and two pick-ups. We arrived late in the afternoon. Of the 53 dogs that had run, we were told 31 had handled and seven had honored on lead.

Flight C will start Sunday morning at 7:30 am with a rerun of dog #107, then continuing the running order with dog #111.

Judges Carol Hynes and Tellus Calhoun


Master National Running Order

Flight Draw & Running Order

2015 MNRC Test Descriptions

Palmetto East-Land

Wood Duck Pond-Land/Water

Byrd's Campground-Land

Goose Pond-Land

Mallard Pond-Land/Water

Bruce's Farm-Land/Water

Wood Duck Pond-Water

Byrd’s Campground-Land/Water

Mallard Pond-Water

Goose Pond-Land/Water

Furr's Pit-Water

Palmetto West-Land

Goose Pond-Water


Meet Your 2015 Judges

2015 MNRC Schedule of Events

2015 MNRC Qualified Dogs