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    Here is an example of "don't believe everything you read"


    # 54; Baker 4th series: flyer, front footed it; RR, wide left of bales to stay dry, hooked to bird;
    MR, left of bales, picked up bird quick. 5th series: flyer, smacked it; SR, took off under arc to left
    of hold. blind, then right, a hunt, finally got bird; LR, stepped on it; RR, straight to bird ... DROPPED.

    # 42; Gonia 4th series; flyer very nice; RR, went out dry, came back wet for an accurate mark;
    MR, wide left of brush, out of sight, came up with bird. 5th series: flyer stepped on it; SR, went in
    looking for bird came up with it quick; LR, straight as an arrow to bird; RR, carried to right edge
    of 3 mounds and smashed it. DROPPED.


    I am sure the reporting was accurate, but without looking at the whole body of work,without being there.....I think that is why the last couple of years when the winner has been announced there is a gentle thud, and a hush of silence, from the RTF, because we are all guilty of cheering for certain connections, and jumping to conclusions when the least little bit of info comes our way....

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    I'm hooked on the blog and I think they've done a great job for a brief, spur of the moment update on a particular run. All week I've been thinking about how stressful this must be for everyone involved. The judges have to wiped out at the end of the day. Dedication from all aspects!

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    What are the relative merits of:
    front footed it, smacked it, stepped on it, stomped it, hit it hard, smashed it, straight as an arrow, perfect, excellent, nice mark, nice, excellent, good mark, straight to the bird, picked up the bird clean?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3blackdogs View Post
    Exactly. And as mentioned earlier, neither the "Blog" - nor anyone for that matter - has the vantage point the judges do. So they don't have access to all the facts to report in the first place.

    No one is in a position to see what the dogs are doing - every dog on every mark, every cast (or not) on a blind, in every series. For 10 series. In the National.
    For the 5th, they did have what I would consider to be a much better vantage point, but where they setup for the 6th series blind, I would say the gallery actually had a better look at the full blind. From the Gallery (or at least from where I was sitting) we lost the dog for a bit in the middle of the blind. From the blogger's tent, I would have to think that they only have a good view of the last 75-100 yds of the blind.

    Not to mention, it was a pretty quick test, so if they blinked they could have missed something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Atkinson View Post
    I'm hooked on the blog and I think they've done a great job for a brief, spur of the moment update on a particular run. All week I've been thinking about how stressful this must be for everyone involved. The judges have to wiped out at the end of the day. Dedication from all aspects!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Luker View Post
    For the 5th, they did have what I would consider to be a much better vantage point, but where they setup for the 6th series blind, I would say the gallery actually had a better look at the full blind. From the Gallery (or at least from where I was sitting) we lost the dog for a bit in the middle of the blind. From the blogger's tent, I would have to think that they only have a good view of the last 75-100 yds of the blind.
    My comments weren't limited to the 5th - or 6th - series.
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    The 6th is done, 7th is gonna be land marks with an honor.
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    They didn't say anything about callbacks........did everyone make it through the 6th?? Cant tell from the blog that anyone really struggled with the blind.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Videtto View Post
    They didn't say anything about callbacks........did everyone make it through the 6th?? Cant tell from the blog that anyone really struggled with the blind.
    Did not finish the 6th yesterday, don't expect (m)any drops

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