I don't know what the blind looks like, but I heard it is cold and raining down there, so that could account for dogs with 20 and 30 whistles on a water blind. During the spring trials in Washington, the cold water and cold weather can turn a simple qualifying water blind into a very difficult and challenging All-Age water blind, I ran one such blind last spring with a dog that rarely gives me trouble in the water. I was about out of breath getting him to the end of the blind as were most, if not all, of the other handlers.
Full results are now on Entry Express. It was a fun weekend, though very cold. I left there Monday morning and got back to Calif. about ll am today. Had a blast at the trial. Chip (run by Karl) got a Jam in the qual and Gyro got a jam in the Amateur. Gyro did an absolutely beautiful job in the Am. but unfortunately had a hunt on the last bird Still, for a newbie to the Am ranks green is beautiful!
The trial was fun and the location is absolutely beautiful. I even won a Benelli pump shotgun at the raffle!
It was good seeing you in Montana and the three plus weeks of training with Karl Gunzer and crew obviously were good for Gyro.
It was great to meet you. John and I had lots of fun over the two weekends at McCall and then Picabo. We got home around 6 PM tonight, it's looking like winter might be starting in Alberta. Furnace has been on steady since we got home.
It was great meeting you and John too, I enjoyed our chats. Glad to hear that you made it home safely! I did go up to Ketchum on Sunday but instead of shopping I continued further north to the headquarters of the Sawtooth National Recreation Area. WOW do I want to go back there!
So tell me, how many shopping stops did you make before you got back
to Alberta? :lol: :lol: Hope to see you again next year, good luck with your dogs. Janet
Hi Sharon and Janet; Glad that you all got home safely. I mad it home on Monday at 6:30 pm. Beautiful trip as weather was cool. First time I have traveled 89 when temp was below 100. It was great to see you and John. Also enjoyed getting acquainted with Janet. I was sorry that you didn't make it Russ. I had a great time even thought I didn't finish any stake. Ran Am land blind second and when after 6 tries I couldn't get an over into the wind I said heel. If I had run later I would not have given up. Just get the bird!I also picked up Lightning on the land blind. He hasn't master going behind the flyer station. He did jam the Q the weekend before. The Saturday dinner and raffle were great. As Janet said she won the shotgun. I won Brunton Echo Binoculars and $50.00 certificate for the Pioneer Salon and an insulated beverage cup. Not a bad haul! It was fun to see good friends and make new ones. Eric had his big weekend the weekend before at Donnelly with Black Rudy's Open win.We say Black as Eric also has a Gold Rudy. It is wonderful to be out of a trailer after 3 months in Montana.