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Thursday, September 26, 2013

DAY SIX – Test Four – Flight A – Roy's Pond – Bob May and Duwayne Bickle (Dewey)

"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.



















102 dogs in Flight A have moved to the fourth series at "Roy's Pond." The wind is out of the east southeast at up to 15 mph. The pond itself is fairly protected by heavy cover and trees on the end with the blind. However, the wind is pushing the flyer farther out onto the hillside. This flyer continues to be the "money" bird of this location. The first seven out of ten dogs had to be handled to pick up this flyer.

H O O R A Y !!  The Jelly Bean Machine is up and running!!


"You can't just eat one!" Eh, Steve?



#65 Barbara Mains and Whip-R's Red Ryd-R, MH (Ryder)

 


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