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    Is anyone else having trouble getting the picture on this blind?

    Looks to me like the dog gets in skinny, goes by a dry pop gunner while in the water, gets out and runs along a shoreline for a long time, gets in near the end for a short swim and then picks up the blind after a short run on land. Is this right? Or is the camera not on the mat? Is it a nosee'um for the dog?

    Looks like we're being blocked from seeing the picture. You can see it here: http://www.working-retriever.com/08narc/mon.html
    Last edited by Howard N; 06-16-2008 at 01:51 PM.
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    I get the exact 'picture' you do Howard
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    If the blind is as shown, I think the dogs will be the ones having trouble getting the picture!

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    It looks TOUGH - you get them in the water and then out for a long time and try and get them back in - talk about having to be able to clearly indicate/communicate with the dog - I'd love to give that blind a try.......

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    Can anyone locate this pond on google map - wonder what it looks like....
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    I wish I had a better perspective of how much of the 180 yards is made up by that bank? Pictures are deceiving to me when it comes to perspective.
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    The total blind is only 170 yds.

    It looks like it could be a no-see-um. I can't tell from the picture.

    BTW I don't think it looks all that tough - kind of like a typical qual blind. Not nearly as tough as a typicall all-age blind that we would see at a weekend trial. JMHO.

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    It's a third series blind, they need to run a lot of dogs, not much water because of time. Agree with Doug, looks doable if dog is trying.
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    If you look at the photo of the 3rd series water blind on the blog, you can see that it is more of a water blind. I agree that the photo on Working Retriever is very deceiving. Looks more of a land blind. But, look at the other photo and it appears that they get in tight to shore, go through some grass in the water, go over a point and back into the water. That is what I see.

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    As, I look at the picture even more, again on the blog, it appears that there are three water entrys. VERY TIGHT to shore.

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