IF this was truly the set-up I would call it a very poor set-up on the judge’s part. What purpose would converging marks that land 15 yards apart serve, forget running a blind through it? Even if they were tight on available water marks 15 yards apart hardly test any dogs marking ability sets the dog up to switch. It would be very difficult to establish what bird the dog was after because the AOF would be too tight.duckpopper said:The test was:
then the right gunner throws right to left
left gunner throws left to right
marks going TOWARD each other, landing about 15 yards apart in decoys.
AFTER retrieving the marks, you ran a blind right up the middle of the marks about twice as far and through the same decoys.