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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

DAY FIVE – Test Three – Flight D – Roy's Pond – Bill Largent and Laurice Williams

"Roy's Pond" is a land/water triple with a blind. This test contains a flyer which is shot first. The handler faces across a pond and looks up on the side of a hill. The flyer comes out of a well-brushed blind and is thrown angled back to the left. The bird lands high up on the side of the hill. The next bird down is the middle bird. The gunner is to the left of the line close to the water. The duck is thrown over high dense weeds out into the pond. The third bird is the left land bird. This bird station is left and behind the line, throwing right into a mowed area over a small hill. After the three ducks are retrieved, the dog is sent on a blind to the far right corner of the pond. This duck is planted just out of the water behind some tree roots.

While we watched the dog work of Flight D, we quickly learned the flyer would be the bird causing the most problems with multiple handles.

It's mostly a waiting game.
Checking the board …
Killing Time …

#88 Jill Volsch and Quillquest Range Rover, MH (Journey)
C A U T I O N :  Very uneven terrain at Roy's Pond!
#90 Lyle Steinman and Redgates Five Star General, MH (General)

#91 Ralph Ardis and Southland Madame Lucy Will-Do, MH (Lucy)
#95 Dan Kielty and Black Star Bridger Boy, MH (Jake)


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The Burches

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Pearly Gates

Mitchell's Pond

Roy's Pond

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2013 MNRC Qualified Dogs

2013 Master National Training Grounds Guide