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Monday, October 19, 2015

Day 3 – Flight B – Test 2 – Wood Duck Pond-Water – Monday, October 19

Flight B: Dale Langhorne and Ed Sullivan
Wood Duck Pond-Water – Water Triple, Water Blind, 
Diversion Shot

Flight B moved to their second test, Wood Duck Pond-Water. When the callbacks were given, 42 dogs had been dropped from the first series.

This is a Water Triple with a water blind and a diversion shot. The mat faces the left end of a lake. Bird number one landed 21 yards directly to the handler's right along the edge of the water. Bird number two lands directly in front of the mat. It has been thrown to the left from a well-brushed blind, landing in heavy cover 55 yards in front of the line. Bird number three is thrown from the far shore on the handler's left, landing 45 yards from the mat in the cove at the end of the pond. The blind is located on the far shore between birds two and three. It is placed on top of a fallen log 53 yards from the line. The instructions are to pick-up the go bird – on the return from this bid is a diversion shot. When the dog returns to the line, he must then retrieve the blind. He then picks up the remaining two birds.

We watched seven dogs run this test. There were three, passing jobs, two handles, one pick-up and no bird. The bird that seemed to pose the most problems was memory bird number two.


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