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    This is the water blind we ran this afternoon. The weather was overcast with light rain. Wind was at my back. Distance is 380 yards. The blind requires an angle entry off of the dike road, push through lily pads and grass, get on first point (which is actually the dike road that meanders around with the shoreline), re enter on an angle from the road, push past a large cove towards an oncoming bank, push past the corner of the bank and between the corner and cover laden stump about 8 feet from the shore, angle away from shoreline, cross a large section of lily pads, then up to the dam where the birds were planted. Time for the blind was approximately 15 minutes per dog.













    Close up shot, that is a boat on the bank..............















    Below is a Google satellite image of the ponds. The blind is run from near the bottom pond on the left, across the cove, adjacent to the tech ponds, and to the dam through the pads.

    http://maps.google.com/?ll=31.239843...08256&t=h&z=18









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    I'd like to run that one.

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    Check out the Google satellite image I posted in edit...under second picture.



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    That's some serious water,How did the dogs do?

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    that is a great blind! how did your dogs do? I have a feeling I would have to work on decheating before I attemped that - great water.
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    Here is the water blind we ran this morning HAHAHA

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    Yeah,I'm curious as well how did the dogs do?
    That is impressive to me that anyone would even try a retrieve like that. Just unreal what some of you can get your dogs to do! A 380 yard blind retreive just blows my mind. I hope to have one like that some day.

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    For you guys interested in how the dogs did let me say this by way of an answer...for one to attempt a blind like this one should have a reasonable expectation that the retriever will succeed. The point with a blind like this carries many advantages for a capable dog and keeps the handler sharp as well. EG, Reading what the dog is thinking enroute, deciding when to cast for maximum advantage, using corrective measures to drive home a lesson, rewarding effort for those who are learning and trying to do the correct thing; all these contributions and more apply to such a blind. Success, therefore, is perhaps relative to the desired result for each dog...it is not always just about getting the bird.

    More specifically to answer the question...the dogs I ran completed the blind in good fashion.


    Thanks for the inquiries...




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    I took a look at the map and am green with envy!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Keith Farmer View Post
    For you guys interested in how the dogs did let me say this by way of an answer...for one to attempt a blind like this one should have a reasonable expectation that the retriever will succeed. The point with a blind like this carries many advantages for a capable dog and keeps the handler sharp as well. EG, Reading what the dog is thinking enroute, deciding when to cast for maximum advantage, using corrective measures to drive home a lesson, rewarding effort for those who are learning and trying to do the correct thing; all these contributions and more apply to such a blind. Success, therefore, is perhaps relative to the desired result for each dog...it is not always just about getting the bird.

    More specifically to answer the question...the dogs I ran completed the blind in good fashion.


    Thanks for the inquiries...




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