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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

DAY 4: Flight C: Mike Collson and Corrine Clavey; Complete Test 2 “Puck” and Move to Test 3 "Rifle Range"

From test two, "Puck," the Judges dropped 16 dogs and then they moved to the test named “Rifle Range.” This test is a land triple with a blind and an honor using all pheasants. The first bird is thrown to the right at 84 yards. The second on the handler’s right is thrown to the left at 104 yards. The flyer is the third bird and is to the handler’s left and is shot to the right 110 yards. The blind is to the left of the flyer at 125 yards. The terrain for this test is very uneven, throwing the dogs off-line both left and right. This test took an average of five to seven minutes depending on the work of the dog.

Rifle Range videos I, II & III

At 11:59 am, the Judges called the contestants to the line for the instructions for their next test, "Rifle Range." As the contestants stood on the line, the wind was strong. It would switch from in their face to their left ear and back into their face. Test Dog CK's Miss Indian Giver MH, "Indy," handled by Jordan Munoz came to the line at 12 o'clock and gave a perfect performance. Test Dog Otters Truckin Toy Man SH, "Tonka," with handler Ray Kaufman, came to the line at 12:06 pm He showed the gallery some of the perils of this test, having to handle on the flyer. The work seemed to take between five to six minutes as we we watched six dogs run. Overall, the work was very good. The elements played into the handler's hand on this test. 
Sydney and Nathan with Mom, Tracy Hughes -- CUTE AS CAN BE!!

Test Dog #1 CK's Miss Indian Giver MH, "Indy," with Junior handler Jordan Munoz

Test Dog #2 Otters Truckin Toy Man SH, "Tonka," with handler,Ray Kaufman

"Beauty and the Beast" … He made me say it! 

#31 Crooked Creek Sporty Drake, "Drake," with handler Lyle Steinman


Master National Running Order

Flight Draw & Running Order

2014 MNRC Test Descriptions

Donut Hole


The Valley

Rifle Range

The Corner

Speed Bump




Meet Your 2014 Judges

2014 MNRC Schedule of Events

2014 MNRC Qualified Dogs

2014 Master National Training Grounds Guide