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Thread: Let's create an All Age set of Land Marks

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    Quote Originally Posted by FinnLandR View Post


    Just curious, is there a reason to prefer one of these two marks assuming that they both have a true line right to the tree or rock pile. Maybe I am missing something, but don't both, as drawn here, attempt to achieve the same goal?

    I know the mark on the right is different from what I presented earlier. I intended it to be b/c I see what was explained there. Does shifting it in this manner change it to be similar to the one on the left?

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    Cory

    I have a trial tomorrow, so do not have much time to respond.

    I prefer left hand mark to right hand mark.

    Why?

    More factors in Left mark than right.

    Such as:

    - Flyer influence
    - Terrain break
    - Distance

    It just feels to me like there will be more action on the left than on the right.
    I also feel that the terrain lends itself to right hand action after the terrain break that will push the dog away from the bird.

    But, hey, that's just my opinion

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    Quote Originally Posted by junfan68 View Post


    This test would be round the horn, from left to right.....
    (1st 2 guns retired, flyer is the right hand bird)

    Thoughts?
    Posted asking if 1st and 2nd guns retired but deleted (silly ?) so glad to see this post.

    1st mark, long bird...if dog flares #2 guns (even though retired) and or cover just behind #2 guns and does not recover line will end up behind guns.."back door". Given picking up the middle mark after flyer.

    If two outside marks are picked up first...may cave to middle on way to long bird, then possible memory issue of the long bird ..taking the same line again to get to the long bird.

    Is that flyer landing is a wet area or some sort of cover?..if so, might run thru it rather than step on the bird or hunt there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ted Shih View Post
    Cory

    I have a trial tomorrow, so do not have much time to respond.

    I prefer left hand mark to right hand mark.

    Why?

    More factors in Left mark than right.

    Such as:

    - Flyer influence
    - Terrain break
    - Distance

    It just feels to me like there will be more action on the left than on the right.
    I also feel that the terrain lends itself to right hand action after the terrain break that will push the dog away from the bird.

    But, hey, that's just my opinion

    Ted


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    Quote Originally Posted by Judy Chute View Post
    Is that flyer landing is a wet area or some sort of cover?..if so, might run thru it rather than step on the bird or hunt there.
    Judy- even though I don't believe it was specified in the parameters of the thread, I think the assumption was that everything is dry. The flyer I "think" would have to be thrown rather square between the two pieces of cover to provide greater leeway for the gunners. If your trying to shoot that flyer and have it land in the thick cover, your going to end up with more no birds since the guns have a much smaller area to drop the birds in. And there appears to be a small ridge that separates those two pieces of cover, so if you drop a bird in the thick stuff on the backside, I'm not sure how much of a hunt pattern you'd see from your judges chair.
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    Thank you, Darin...

    .."And there appears to be a small ridge that separates those two pieces of cover, so if you drop a bird in the thick stuff on the backside, I'm not sure how much of a hunt pattern you'd see from your judges chair.."

    Big thanks for that as well...

    Judy
    Last edited by Judy Chute; 01-31-2012 at 11:13 AM.

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