This setup was really difficult and Rowdy succumbed to the factors. The distance was 185 yds. There is a strong crosswind right to left. The tree line has a ditch along it with some brush in it that is over the dogs head (barrier).
Rowdy drifted with the wind. Then hit the barrier and started running along it in typical young dog fashion. I hit the buzzer on the tt remote release and Rowdy carried through the barrier and up the hill to the bird.
I don't like to rerun marks but in this case I did. I shortened the distance to about 100 yds. At first it looked like Rowdy might drift with the wind but he recovered and carried through the barrier.
I probably should have run the mark at a shorter distance the first time. We will repeat this concept next week as the tree line must be about 300 yds long.