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Thursday, September 26, 2013

DAY SIX – Test Four – Flight D – Mitchell's Pond – Bill Largent and Laurice Williams

"Mitchell's Pond" is a water triple with a blind using all ducks. The order is right, diversion shot, middle, left and then the dog runs the blind. The right bird is across the pond thrown to the left, landing at the water's edge with a splash. The middle bird is located at the end of the pond. This bird is thrown in and to the right. The bird lands on what looks like an island in the pond. Most of this island is made up of tall weeds and lunging water. The last bird down is the left hand bird which is located on the same side of the pond as the line. This duck is thrown to the right, landing in the water. As the dog returns from the go-bird, there is a diversion shot. After all three birds are picked up, they run a blind to the end of the pond between the left and middle mark.

Flight D with 95 dogs moved to test 4 at "Mitchell's Pond." Today, the wind has really picked up blowing across the test from right to left. The lefthand bird has remained consistent for both flights running this set-up. The righthand go-bird is carrrying with the wind as it falls and floating to the left as the breeze carries it. We watched five dogs do a very nice job on all three birds. The wind seems to be causing more whistles on the blind with some of the work requiring quite a bit of effort form the handlers.

#70 Kathy Folsom and My Gal Sal, MH (Sallie)
Mike and Randy

Eddie and Walter 
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