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Saturday, October 17, 2015

Day 1 – Flight E – Test 1 – Mallard Pond-Land/Water – Saturday, October 17

Flight E: Kay Scott and John Kinnard

Mallard Pond-Land/Water – Land/Water Triple, Double Blind, Walk-up

Flight E started their first test at Mallard Pond which is a Land/Water Triple with a double blind and a walk-up. The walk-up is bird number one. This bird is on the handler's right and is thrown to the left, landing 31 yards from the line landing in the woods. Bird two is up the middle at 85 yards, a duck flyer shot to the left, landing in the water with a splash or the grass cover at the edge of the pond. Bird three is on the left at 65 yards, thrown to the left, resulting in a splash in the pond. Blind number one has a 50 yard angle entry. Then they had to parallel the peninsula under the arc of the go-bird at 100 yards. Blind number two is on the side of a hill, directly in front of the mat, under the arc of the flyer at 100 yards. The Judge's instructions are to pick up one bird, then run the water blind. After that blind is completed, the handler is to pick up the remaining two marks and finish with the land blind.

We watched eight dogs at this location. There were two passing jobs, one handle and five pick-ups. The pick-ups were mostly from problems with the dogs not wanting to re-enter the pond for the water blind. There was a pick-up for creeping and problems with bird number two.

Flight E will start Sunday morning at 7:45 am with dog #88.

Judges John Kinnard and Kay Scott


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