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WELCOME to the Official Blog of the 2015 Master National Hunting Test, October 15-25, 2015, brought to you by the Retriever News and written by Tina Styan, Gwen Jones and Kelley Hall. We hope you enjoy these daily updates on the 2015 Master National, held this year in and around Cheraw, South Carolina.


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Friday, October 23, 2015

Day 7 – Flight D – Test 4 – Clubhouse-Land – Friday, October 23

Flight D: Martin Bell and Bruce Bachert
Clubhouse-Land – Land Triple, Land Blind and Honor

Flight D was the first group to use the Clubhouse-Land test site. This is a land triple with a land blind and an honor. The first bird down is the right-hand flyer, shot to the right at 110 yards. The middle bird at 77 yards was thrown to the right landing in the hip pocket of the flyer. The left go-bird is thrown to the right at 30 yards. The blind is under the arc of the middle bird at 120 yards. The judges instructed the handlers to pick up all the marks and then the blind. 

For those dogs that had to handle, they had to look up the slope with the sun in their eyes. This may have contributed to the number of cast refusals we witnessed. The flyer was giving the dogs trouble, drawing them into the flyer station.

Doug Shade describes the Clubhouse Land Test


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