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Sunday, September 22, 2013

DAY TWO Flight D – Burches – Bill Largent and Laurice Williams

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.

Flight D ran 86 dogs the first day. They ran until almost 7:30 pm. With just over 80 dogs to complete this test, it will be another long day at the "Burches." Today there is a brisk breeze out of the south. Both the right and left marks are coming out of the wingers with the wind. These birds are now landing further out into the test. The flyer also seem also to be riding the wind, landing long. This bird continues to be the major hazard of the "Burches."

Dan Kielty describes the test…

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Three Ponds

Buffalo Wallow

The Burches

Duck Blind

Pearly Gates

Mitchell's Pond

Roy's Pond

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2013 MNRC Qualified Dogs

2013 Master National Training Grounds Guide