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Friday, September 27, 2013

DAY SEVEN - Test Four – Flight C – Windsock – David Christianson and John Marchica

"Windsock" is a triple shot right to left using all rooster pheasants. There is a walk-up where the right hand bird is shot to the left. The middle flyer is shot to the right. The left hand bird is shot to the right. As the dog returns with its last bird, the poison diversion bird is thrown to the right. The handler is then instructed to run the left hand blind, pick up the poison diversion bird and then run the right hand blind. The test is taking between 7 and 9 minutes per dog in the early going.

When we arrived at "Windsock" Flight C had only 17 dogs left to run this fourth series. The strong wind out of the south is really pushing the flyer feathers away from the line. This results in dogs hunting deep of the actual flyer fall and requiring a handle. The gallery is taking advantage of the Flint Oak Lunch Wagon. Today, the menu is hamburgers and even more popular than those were the ice cream cones.

As of 2:37 pm, Flight C Fourth Series Callbacks are now posted at www.masternational.com
Flight C will move to Pearly Gates test.

Rick Winnie describes the test…

#157 Chris Reynolds and Sunfire's Lacey Of Notch Hill, MH (Lacey)


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