Heading up in the am for the Q, just wondering how the derby and Open are faring? :wink:
04-06-2007, 08:27 PM
Open finished first series. Triple with two retired. 26 back to the second series beginning in the morning. Derby is still in process- nice set ups I'm told. Gene
04-07-2007, 02:30 PM
Open is beginning water blind as of about 1:30. 16 dogs back. Quick phone call but I think the land blind series was a double land blind. I'll try to get more details on other stakes when I get a call tonight. Also understand it was pretty darn cold this morning and hasn't warmed up much. Tomorrow expected to be colder.
04-07-2007, 06:06 PM
A few dogs were lost on the water blind this afternoon. Most were called back for the last series to begin in the morning. The water blind had a fairly long entry with an area scented heavily on the way to the bird. Also a boat off to the side with ducks in it. To much scent for my young dog. He couldn't get past his nose apparently- he won't see the water marks tomorrow and likely I won't have any further update. :(
04-07-2007, 07:21 PM
...thank you, Gene, for the update..and sorry that your young dog is going home. Good that he has a great nose though..can't fault him for that!
Have some good training and Best of Luck at the next trial!!! ..that great nose will pay off in the long run!
04-07-2007, 07:53 PM
Also a boat off to the side with ducks in it.
Probably won't be seeing this sort of "diversion" anymore in the very near future.
Congrats to all on finishing a nice derby. 4th series was finished on Saturday. Kudos to Al Previte and Dave Kress on challenging the dogs. Key birds included a 2nd series memory bird cutting a piece of water shot with a rangefinder at 429 yards from the line. High winds forced scrapping of a 3rd series water double with a mempry boat mark thrown into cover, which was also going to be a nice test.