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    Quote Originally Posted by Breck View Post
    Why haven't they asked the dogs to swim yet? Maybe scrap the blind idea and do a water triple with some teeth?
    I agree with you... Maybe they don't have much big water out there?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Breck View Post
    Why haven't they asked the dogs to swim yet? Maybe scrap the blind idea and do a water triple with some teeth?
    I would like to see this set-up

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    Quote Originally Posted by jollydog View Post
    Last I heard from the two handlers in the holding blind who were next
    not officially scrapped. Judges reserve the right to continue
    with same test in morning or new one. Work of the first
    12 dogs were very similar so no answers I am guessing.
    Feel they will start a new test as most do, but judges still
    Have option.

    On the 5th series I can tell you I went to the holding
    blind convinced to get the long flyer hen 2nd and felt
    that would be what my dog would want. After watching
    The two in front of me handle doing it that way I made a
    Decision to line her up on short retired hen and not even look
    at flyer. I wouldn't have fought her but luckily I didn't have to.
    The success rate was very high both ways.
    Lots of great dogs and it is a pleasure to see all of them work!
    Thanks for the feedback. Appreciate all the reporting on FB too!
    Good luck the rest of the way...
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    There has been quite a drought this year. TJ's ranch had to get something like 2 million gallons pumped into his ponds. A lot of that water soaked in, so it had to be filled in a second time.

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    One way of looking at it now.

    They have 60 dogs left and three days to do it. Three sets of marks and two blinds. Basically a weekend trial with an extra set of marks... The last series...

    They have all the help in the world. Plenty of equipment. No problem. They could still do a big set of marks tomorrow and follow up with the blinds after they make a big cut from the marks. Just a thought.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer Henion View Post
    There has been quite a drought this year. TJ's ranch had to get something like 2 million gallons pumped into his ponds. A lot of that water soaked in, so it had to be filled in a second time.
    Where are they pumping it from?
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    There's a river across the road to pump from or maybe wells? Cost a bunch to pump millions of gallons.
    the satelite view of AK's grounds don't show the newer pond but if you follow the NS road S just a bit to slight bend and drag the Street View guy there pointing NW you can see the pond from the road. Has a few points but not big swims. Other than that I looked the surrounding area over for a number of miles and couldn't find much water. Although at "The Little River Log Pond" you could thrown down something killer. 17 & Little River Rd., Glide.
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    TJ pumps from the river that borders his property. It's the only way he gets water this time of year. No big swims ....lot of technical water. He has a huge pump to fill ponds with. Ponds his father dug for him many years ago. Early spring the ponds are full from high water in the river. Very pretty place. Often has weddings on a knoll near the middle of the property in the spring when everthing is in bloom.

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    Quote Originally Posted by huntinman View Post
    On the EE pickem there are 11 that still have all of their picks and the tiebreaker at the halfway point. (Out of 262 that picked) Yours truly included. Can go south in a hurry though
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    Quote Originally Posted by SjSmith View Post
    Nice job, are you a III?
    Yep... Dad couldn't think of another name for me.
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