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Monday, October 19, 2015

Day 3 – Flight C – Test 2 – Byrd's Campground-Land/Water – Monday, October 19

Flight C: Carol Hynes and Tellus Calhoun
Byrd’s Campground-Land/Water – Land/Water Triple, 
Double Blind and Walk-up

Flight C moved to their second test having only lost 26 dogs from the first series.

This test is a Land/Water Triple with a double blind and a walk-up. Bird one is to the handler's right, thrown to the right  at 40 yards. Bird number two is a flyer shot to the right, landing 150 yards in front of the line at a point of cover. Bird number three is thrown to the left from the shoreline, landing in the water 40 yards to the left of the line. The line to the land blind is between the flyer and bird one at 130 yards from the line. The water blind is under the arc of bird three, 35 yards in front of the line. The handler comes to the line, with bird one a walk-up. The go-bird is water bird number three. The handler must then pick-up the land blind. The handler proceeds to complete picking up birds one and two and finishes with the land blind.

We watched six dogs complete this test. We saw two very nice jobs, two handles and two pick-ups. We heard that there had been at least one break on the short, left-hand bird. Also, many dogs were pausing sat the decoys in front of the line and checking out the bushes near where they were placed.

Official MNRC Photographer, Mark Atwater of www.upclosephoto.com


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