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Sunday, September 22, 2013

DAY TWO Flight C – Buffalo Wallow – David Christianson and John Marchica

Buffalo Wallow is a triple with a diversion, two blinds and an honor using rooster pheasants. The order was right, left flyer and middle. The diversion bird is thrown as the dog returns with the third bird. The dog runs the left blind and then the right blind, before retrieving the diversion bird. It is taking between 4.5 to 6 minutes per dog.

Day Two at Buffalo Wallow was cool and breezy. The dog work continued to be good. The breeze changed the flight of the flyer and dogs were very tempted to go back to that area as they ran the left blind under the arc of the flyer. The right blind continued to be difficult as well. The dogs went under the arc of the right hand bird and through a gap in the tree line. If a dog got off line, it was very difficult to see them because of the high grass. Just through the tree line into a clearing is the blind stake. It was very visible in the morning sun. Every dog we watched worked their way through both of these blinds.

Ray Shanks describes the test…

Sallie Sullivan comes off the line…

The "re-bird" dance!

Mark Atwater, Official MNRC Photographer, Up Close Photography

THIS  is how you "lounge!"
Janet Peters and Ron Sauls


Master National Running Order

Flight Draw & Running Order

2013 MNRC Test Descriptions


Three Ponds

Buffalo Wallow

The Burches

Duck Blind

Pearly Gates

Mitchell's Pond

Roy's Pond

Meet Your Judges

2013 MNRC Qualified Dogs

2013 Master National Training Grounds Guide