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Saturday, October 20, 2012

Flight B -- Double Trouble

Flight B ran their first test which was named “Double Trouble." This is a land triple with a blind using all pheasants, ending with an honor. The Judges for Flight B are Bruce Bachert and Michelle Love. The name was derived from the fact that the blind runs under the arc of two separate birds. When the handler comes to the line, in front and just to the right, a gun station calls for the ducks and throws to the left. Deeper in the field, in front of the line, is a “Mom & Pop” well-brushed station. The bird on the right is thrown to the right, landing under the arc of the short, right-hand bird. The bird on the left is shot to the left and is a pheasant flyer. When the handler retrieves all three birds, he then runs the blind. The line to the blind is under the arc under both right-hand birds, deep of the long gun station. The test is taking between six and eight minutes per dog.


Master National Running Order

Flight Draw & Running Order

2012 MNRC Test Descriptions

Oh No, Mr. Bill!

Double Trouble

Are We Having Fun Yet?

Butterfly Slots


Give Me A Brake

Oops I Did It Again

Eagle's Nest

Test 9

Meet Your Judges

2012 MNRC Qualified Dogs

Alabama State Cattle Ranch