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    Limited - I have been told its a quad in the first series. Dead bird triple: mom/pop with 400+ yd retired. Right bird of mom/pop last bird down. After dog picks up right bird, left bird retires to right bird station. After dog picks all these 3 birds, they shoot the flyer. Odd setup but getting big time answers. Heard maybe 11 of first 50 have done decent job.

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    Where is this trial being run I am guessing the spillway
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    Thats what the premium says, Norco,LA at the Spillway.

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    Sounds like the first series is designed to "take them out".
    Why does any decent judge need a 400 yard retired?.
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    400 yard retired bird is not something unusual in an AA stake in a FT. Will not see one every trial but it is certainly not rarely done. Don't think that is something to discuss as a negative thing about a judge or a set up. If 11 of 50 did a decent job then there were probably others who did a job good enough to get back. They could end up with 30 to 40 dogs back to second series out of around 87 starters. Also the available terrain has something to do with distance on marks. I haven't seen the test but been to Spillway numerous times- you don't have to look hard to find a place to get a 400 yard bird. Also in most AA first series a very large percentage of participants don't get back to second series. But don't think the test was designed to "take them out". The judges are trying to find the best dog out of 87 this weekend.

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    Eight back to the water marks in the Q. Sorry I don't have numbers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gene View Post
    400 yard retired bird is not something unusual in an AA stake in a FT. Will not see one every trial but it is certainly not rarely done. Don't think that is something to discuss as a negative thing about a judge or a set up. If 11 of 50 did a decent job then there were probably others who did a job good enough to get back. They could end up with 30 to 40 dogs back to second series out of around 87 starters. Also the available terrain has something to do with distance on marks. I haven't seen the test but been to Spillway numerous times- you don't have to look hard to find a place to get a 400 yard bird. Also in most AA first series a very large percentage of participants don't get back to second series. But don't think the test was designed to "take them out". The judges are trying to find the best dog out of 87 this weekend.

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    Actually only about 10-11 dogs out of the first 50-55 have picked up all four birds. This includes dogs that had to handle. Probably less than five have picked them up without a handle.

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    The Open is a triple with a delayed flier. The flyer station is about 75 yards from the line. Both flier guns stand but don't shoot. Four gun stations, tripe is thrown, dog retrieves triple, then they shoot the flier. I was told by one of the Ams that what is causing the dogs problems is that they want to go to the flyer station while working the triple.

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    Does sound like a real tough first series in open. Anyone know if they finished the first series?
    Watched the weather channel and it looks like weather could get bad there tomorrow. Add severe thunderstorms to this set up and it sounds like it could get real ugly.
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    Did the Qual finish?

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