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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

DAY FOUR – Test Two – Flight B – Burches – Ed Arnett and Laura Judd

This test is a land triple with two blinds, a diversion bird and an honor using all rooster pheasants. The right bird is thrown as a walk-up. Second, the long, middle flyer was shot to the right and the left hand bird also was shot to the right. On the way back from the third bird, the diversion poison bird was thrown to the right. The handler then picked up the left hand blind, the diversion poison bird, the right hand blind and then went the honor mat. The average time on this test is between 5-7 minutes per dog.

It is bright and cool this morning with a strong wind blowing through the prairie. It is blowing from left to right into the test. We were told by handlers as we drove up, that the wind change seemed to have made the flyer hunt easier earlier in the day. However, we watched several handles as this flyer continues to be the major factor in this test.

#125 Mike Berube (right) and Long Ponds Solo Tour Of Duty, MH (Solo)

Scott Liebenguth and Cornerstone's Show Me The Money, MH (Buck)

Flight B   Bye Dog

Dale McConnaughey and Santa Fe's Fire Fire Pants On Fire, MH (Fire)
The workers march out to the field …


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