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    4th series is a water/land triple with two retired (water on one bird only for obvious reasons) - short retired on right, thrown to end of point (a duck) catch just a little water. Long retired gun in middle all land (hen) thrown in front of brush pile. Flyer duck on left all land.

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    Anyone know what happened to Cane? I did not quite understand the blog entry on him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2tall View Post
    Anyone know what happened to Cane? I did not quite understand the blog entry on him.
    Yeah he got dropped... I would not use the blog to try and figure out the "why" .
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    Quote Originally Posted by rboudet View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by jenbrowndvm View Post
    Tara you have a thankless job and a tough crowd to please out here in cyberspace. I think all of us really just wish we were there to see all this great dog work for ourselves - so it is never enough .

    However, I would like to thank you and your team for all your efforts to keep us informed. I personally think you are doing a great job and appreciate the fact that you are working to make this a good resource for those of us who cannot be there. Keep it up!
    I would like to echo Jennifer's comments. It is all too easy to sit back an criticize from afar. You are doing a good job under difficult circumstances. Thanks, and keep it up.
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    The Blog has a few close up's of the water blind on today's posts...much better view of it in my opinion. Looks like a fun and challenging blind, I'm pretty positive I would of wanted to run it with an collar on Butthead!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Charles C. View Post
    I suppose I can understand it when the grounds are very limited, but it seems that those kind of blinds favor dogs that run straight lines over the compliant dogs willing to take casts. Maybe that's OK? I don't know. I might be biased because I'm fresh off of going home early after losing sight of my dog on line and having her come back in sight 30 yards off line.
    My comment about the RAC & its position/recommendation was related to trials in general and not specific to the NRC. However, as a general comment when there is a wind in the face & temps lower than in recent past, then dogs can hesitate to get in the water when cast. That means even a momentary inability to see your dog can have grave effects. That said, in nat'ls, at least in my experience, the judges are much more forgiving of a missed cast or a required 2nd, 3rd attempt to get the cast needed when compared to a weekend trial.
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    It sounded to me that "sight issues" were minimal and the important part was deciding how to come off the levee.
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    Is there a page missing in the blog archives? Myah, #83 was dropped in the 3rd and I can't find a description of her blind in the blog. Anyone know what happened?

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    Sounds like to me, the blind was a challenge. Good for the judges. Notwithstanding, I have had 3 competitors tell me directly that they would have preferred to be able to see their dogs at a couple of crucial points just after casting. For sure, how a handler copes with the factors to minimize the potential for bad results is part of the challenge. Some handlers rise to the occasion, sometimes some don't. We'd all like another chance with the experince of failure to improve our results.
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