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Sunday, September 22, 2013

DAY TWO Flight A – Windsock – Bob May and Duwayne Bickle (Dewey)

"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.

Day Two for Flight A at "Windsock" started with dog #40. The Gallery once again set yup in their assigned space, but are still unable to view much of the test due to the high grass. Some of the gallery have become creative and are standing on the backs of ATVs. The general impression was that the test was pretty much unchanged from Day One and continued to be extremely challenging.

Chris Akin describes the test…

… not exactly a wind sock!


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