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Friday, October 17, 2014

DAY 7: Flight B: Megan Baker and Allyn Foster; Test 5 "Valley”



“The Valley" is a land triple with both a blind and an honor had the mat set in the shade of a grove of trees. All birds were rooster pheasants. The test was shot from right to left. The first bird located 70 yards to the right of the line was thrown to the left. Bird two was the flyer station located in front of the line and shot to the right at 85 yards. The third bird was to the left of the line at 63 yards and was thrown to the right. The single blind was run to the far left at 80 yards under the trees. Five to seven minutes appeared the average length of time to run the test.

We caught up with Flight B today and found 67 contestants had been called back to run Test 5, "The Valley." The temperature had risen to 72 degrees with the wind blowing across the test from right to left at 10-12 mph. Word from the gallery when we arrived was that this test had been hard on Flight B earlier that morning. We saw some outstanding blind work. We were able to see three dogs line the blind. We watched eight dogs complete this series. Three of the dogs had to handle on the right-hand mark. All of the dogs got deep of the mark and had to be handled back. 



The bibs finally made it!


#3Sunnyview's Ironwood Beckett II MH, "Beckett," with handler Barbara Martin


#12 Magicgold's Celtic Causeway MH, "Keltie," with handler Cheryl Baca

#11 Foxfires Maker's Mark MH, "Smooth," with handler Colby Williams
#24 Sierra Expresso Jack, "Jack," with handler Michael O'Bannon


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