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    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.
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    Thank you, Judy...Good Luck this weekend!
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    Any news on the Qual is appreciated. I have a dog running.

    Thanks Lorraine
    QUOTE=Judy Myers;1204087]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.[/QUOTE]
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    The Q started with a double, no retired guns and a blind. When sent for the long gun, the dogs dad to navigate through a large patch of sagebrush causing many to get disoriented and wind up back at the flyer station. Call backs to the water blind, 9 dogs: 2,7,8,10.13,15,18, 21,22.
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    Thanks Jean. I appreciate this update. Lorraine

    QUOTE=jgrammer;1204135]The Q started with a double, no retired guns and a blind. When sent for the long gun, the dogs dad to navigate through a large patch of sagebrush causing many to get disoriented and wind up back at the flyer station. Call backs to the water blind, 9 dogs: 2,7,8,10.13,15,18, 21,22.[/QUOTE]
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    Qual to the 4th, 7 dogs: 2,7,10,13,15,21,22
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    Thanks for updates Judy. Hope you finish in the color this weekend.
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    Open callbacks?

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Robinson View Post
    Open callbacks?
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    With only a 43 dog Open they could be done tonight.
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    I had no signal so couldn't report on the Open. Sorry. Unofficial callbacks to the 2nd series in the Open were (23 dogs):

    3,4,7,10,11,12,14,16,18,19,23,24,27,28,29,30,31,32 ,33,34,37,38,41

    The land blind dropped down into tules into which the dog disappeared, took a tiny corner of water, out on rocky land, ran some distance behind the flyer boxes, through some slots between natural landmarks to the base of a hill on which the blind planter sat in a white coat on top and to the right. The dogs took various routes through the tules with more or less water. Some were lost at the end of the blind behind the hill. Some never really got started, refusing casts up front, and were picked up. Unofficial callbacks to the 3rd series in the morning (17 dogs):

    4,7,10,11,12,14,16,18,19,23,27,28,29,30,31,32,38

    The 3rd series starts with dog #38.

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