There is barely any cell service here. Hope this gets through.
On a cold and rainy day, the Open began with a triple with two retired. For those not familiar with Scootney Reservoir, the grounds are rolling terrain covered with sagebrush. It is very hard for dogs to mark the bird as it all looks the same and nearly impossible to run a straight line. The first bird down is the short middle retired thrown right to left. The long retired on the right is second with two gunners standing on the shoulder of a hill throwing left to right which leaves a gap between the two sets of gunners. Last down is the flyer on the left shooting left to right across a winding road. There is a rough dry ditch that usually has water in it on the way to the flyer. There has been a lot of hunting on all three marks, and the dogs disappear behind hills and sage for periods of time while hunting. Some dogs have gone up the gap between the two memory gun stations on the way to the long bird and ended up back at the short retired. Pickups and handles have been common so far.