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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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Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Day 5 – Flight B – Test 3 – Palmetto West-Land – Wednesday, October 21

Flight B: Dale Langhorne and Ed Sullivan
Palmetto West-Land – Land Triple, Land Blind, Honor

We arrived at this test, mid morning with temperatures in the 70's. Flight B moved to their third test with 12 dogs having been dropped from the second series.

Flight B's third test is a Land Triple with a blind and an honor using all pheasants. Bird number one was thrown to the left at 80 yards. The left-hand second bird was thrown to the right, 60 yards from the line. The third bird was a flyer landing 150 yards from the line; this bird was shot to the left; the line to retrieve this bird was under the arc of bird number one. After the dog picked up all three marks, the blind was at 90 yards under the arc of bird number two.

We watched seven dogs late this morning. We saw most handlers picking up the flyer first and the remaining selecting the short bird first. All the handlers chose to pick up bird number two second. Of the dogs we saw, five of the seven dogs had to be handled on at least one of the marks and one was not invited to run the blind.


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