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Saturday, October 24, 2015

Day 8 – Flight D – Test 5 – Wood Duck Pond-Land/Water – Saturday, October 24

Flight D: Martin Bell and Bruce Bachert
Wood Duck Pond-Land/Water – Land/Water Triple, Double Blind, Walk-up

This test is a Land/Water Triple with a double blind and a walk-up. Walking to the line, bird number one came out of a winger and landed in the water 34 yards to the handler's left. Once on the line, bird number two was thrown to the right, landing 55 yards from the handler, landing on his right hand side. Bird three was a duck flyer, landing 95 yards in front of the mat. The dogs picked up the flyer, then ran a land blind parallel to the shore 135 yards from the mat. Then the handler would pick up bird number two and then bird number one, the water bird. These series was completed when the dog ran a 64 yard water blind, staying just off the left hand side of a long peninsula.

We arrived at this test at noon and watched six dogs run. While running the land blind, it appeared that the dogs were having difficulty seeing the handler's casts in the dark shadows cast by the trees. Of all the dogs that we saw, they did a good job on the marks.


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