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Sunday, October 12, 2014

DAY 2: Flight B: Megan Baker and Allyn Foster; Test 1 "Lakeside” Con't



We found Flight B Judges Megan Baker and Allyn Foster at a test named “Lakeside.” This test is a land/water triple, double blind, walk-up and a diversion shot. The first bird is the walk-up thrown to the left at 38 yards to the right of the line, bird two is thrown to the left down the pond at 70 yards and the flyer is shot to the left at 66 yards right to the left of the line. The first blind is under the arc of the flyer at 109 yards. Blind number two is directly across the pond at 97 yards, landing up a hill under heavy cover. This test took an average of six minutes per dog.

It was about lunchtime when we arrived at Flight B. By this time today, the winds were 30-35 mph. The blind work has been significantly affected by this gusty wind. On the left blind, dogs were not wanting to cast into the wind. They would scallop up the hill and then wind the bird from the far left. There were still a few problems with the walk-up where dogs did not seem to be able to mark the fall. Of the first six dogs we watched, there was one handle, one pick-up on the blind and problems with no-birds on the flyer due to the strong wind.


David Carrington of Avery with Kelsi Toth



The wind was just vicious with the tents, blinds AND hats!



2013 MNRC President Gloria Mundell with Ken Mundell 

Missy Lemoi of Garmin/Tri-Tronics walks her dog 
Just look at those lush, green links … you can tell they water those!

 


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