The open first series began with very light, steady rain, which became more intermittent as the day wore on. The sun did not begin emerging until the series was finished. 50 dogs were registered and 48 started. 31 were called back to the second series. Dogs called back (unofficial) were 1,3,5,6,7,8,10,11,13,14,16,18,19,21,23,25,26,27,29 ,31,32,33,35,37,39,40,44,45,47,48,49
The series was a triple shot in the order long retired center gun, short retired right gun, left flyer. Most dogs experienced some difficulties with the line to the long center bird, which traversed along a hill. Most ran along the crest of the hill next to a woods line until they neared the blind and then hunted down the hill from there. The plan was to complete the land blind tonight, but I left before it started. The set for the first was very effective and the property, as always, was spectacular. Test mechanics ran very well, especially considering tropical storm warnings and nasty weather. The Qual had, I believe, 10 dogs back for the water blind and was running that when I left. I do not know the callbacks.