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Saturday, September 21, 2013

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.

We arrived at this test in the late morning as the breeze began to pick up a little. Earlier, we had been informed by the gallery that roughly fifty percent of the dogs had fallen victim to this test, including the four of the first six running dogs. The first two dogs that we viewed had to be picked up. The third dog had a no bird. Following the no bird, it was time to rebird the gun stations and change out the gunners. The next dog that came to the line, completed the test in only five minutes and lined the left hand blind, turning an excellent performance over all.







 


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