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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 D – Test 3 – Goose Pond-Water – Wednesday, October 21

Flight D: Martin Bell and Bruce Bachert
Goose Pond-Water – Water Triple, Water Blind, Diversion Shot

Flight D moved to their third test with 30 dogs having been dropped from the second series.

Goose Pond is a Water Triple with a water blind and a diversion shot. It was mid-afternoon when we arrived at the third test site for Flight D. Bird number one was thrown to the right of the handler, up a slight slope, landing dry at 70 yards. The second bird, at 91 yards, was also thrown to the right landing in low cover. Bird number three, on the handler's far left, was thrown to the right making a large splash at 33 yards. After the dogs picked up this left-hand go-bird, they ran the water blind at 61 yards. Next, the dogs picked up the right hand bird and finally the middle bird.

While we were there, we saw three of the six dogs that ran stay dry going out to the right-hand bird. The rest of the teams had nice jobs. The gallery enjoyed a bird's eye view of this test from the top of the levee. 


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