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    A few water marks we ran today. Left bird was thrown behind the point where the gunner is positioned landing behind two bushes along the bank. Middle bird is thrown behind a downed log in cover. Long bird is thrown out into the pond area landing on the tip of a point between two coves. Close up of the long mark below the overall picture. Wind was blowing from left to right angling across the pond.








    The bird landed in the sage brush as the line indicates. The cove runs almost up to where the gunner is standing...













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    Wow, hard marks. I would have loved to watch the dogs run that. I can imagine multiple things happening that could pull the dogs off line. Great training setup.
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    Very Nice setup, and grounds. How far were the marks?

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    Very Nice setup, and grounds.
    Thanks Mike...

    How far were the marks?

    The left mark is around 160 yards

    Middle mark around 220 yards

    Right mark around 260 yards




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    Did Troy do these?
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    Did Troy do these?
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    Mike,

    Troy did a modfied version. I removed the middle mark (it created a lot of suction to the bank and the last mark thrown out in the pond, as it were, was demanding enough for youngsters). Further, I threw the left mark flat where it landed out on the bank instead of angling back and being hidden in the bushes. Lastly, the long right mark was moved in slightly so the mark landed out on the first point rather than well deep of that point (in essence took out all of the gray area stuff).

    Troy did ok with such a setup. He is just now getting to the point where handling him on water marks is possible so we can attempt such...


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    Nice looking setup! Dreaming of the soft water right now!

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    Nice, I wish we could do water training, but alas not in the cards yet this season.... Since Mike got a update.... How did Goose the Phenom and Abbey do?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric Fryer View Post
    Nice, I wish we could do water training, but alas not in the cards yet this season.... Since Mike got a update.... How did Goose the Phenom and Abbey do?

    Eric,

    Goose did all three marks and executed them quite well. This setup had the birds in a tough spot at the end of each mark and the route was tough. Goose did the route perfectly on all three and had very small hunts at the end. Acceptable but we can and will strive to hit the ends also
    For the older dogs this is rather routine so really just a good reminder.
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    Hey Kieth. You still have that DrakeXAndi pup?
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