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Saturday, November 22, 2014

And the Winner Is …

And the Winner is …
98. FC-AFC Robbers’ Stray Bullet, “Bullet,” LM, Alan Pleasant 
Owned by Marion Stroud-Swingle, Elverson, PA

And the Finalists are …

10. FC Tucker Copy Of Carbon, “Tucker”, LM, Bill Eckett
11. FC-AFC Tealcreek Patton’s Saber, “Saber”, LM, Chris Hatch
26. NFC Trumarc’s Dot Come, “Dottie”, LF, Danny Farmer
38. FC Hyfl’n Turbo Jet, “Turbo”, LM, Ray Voigt
39. NAFC-FC Texas Troubador, “Tubb”, LM, Martha Russell
43. FC Baypoint’s Westminster Abbey, “Abbey”, LF, Kenny Trott
50. FC Maple Creek’s Spirit Warrior, “Levi”, LM, Wayne Curtis
63. FC-AFC Candlewoods Life Is A Highway, “Freeway”, LM, John Stracka/Paul Sletten
72. AFC Watermark’s Miss Kali Hart, “Kaylee”, LF, Bill Sargenti
77. FC-AFC Lubys and Whitewaters Pirate’s Jewel, “Jewel”, LF, Ray Voigt
82. FC Hunting Creek Classy Girl, “Classy”, LF, Alan Pleasant
93. FC Adams Acres Water Lilly, “Lilly”, LF, Bill Sargenti
96. FC-AFC Mercy Mercy Mercy Me, “Mercy”, LF, John Stracka/Paul Sletten
98. FC-AFC Robbers’ Stray Bullet, “Bullet”, LM, Alan Pleasant 




 


The Tenth Series is in the books at 4:27 pm

We are anticipating the announcement of the National Retriever Champion of 2014 !!

 


93. FC Adams Acres Water Lilly, “Lilly”, LF, Bill Sargenti

Rerun from two no-birds!

Left – Looped behind the hill and then got the bird.

Middle Retired Flyer – Through first cove and over the peninsula and out to the gunner's area, looping hill high, then low. Worked back up the hill to the bird.

Left Retired – Nice job, straight to the bird.

Right Flyer – Taking a very nice line across both pieces of water, got out below the guns, up hill to the fall area and missed it. Went deep left up hill before working her way back down to the bird.

 


NO BIRD – 93. FC Adams Acres Water Lilly, “Lilly”, LF, Bill Sargenti

This dog already had one no bird! "Lilly" is the last dog to run and has to come right back.

 


82. FC Hunting Creek Classy Girl, “Classy”, LF, Alan Pleasant

Rerun from a no-bird. 

Left – Nice.

Middle Retired Flyer – Went out and up left side, working her way right to the bird.

Left Retired – Heading out on a line, wide right. Had to be handled out of the Middle Retired Flyer area and out to the bird.

Right Flyer – Nice line up to just left of the guns. Over to the fall area and the bird.

 


50. FC Maple Creek’s Spirit Warrior, “Levi”, LM, Wayne Curtis

Left – One loop and got his bird.

Middle Retired Flyer – Into the water, over the peninsula. Up hill on left and hunted left, then right just over the ridge; came down on right side and got it.

Left Retired – Driving out – SMACK!

Right Flyer – Went out very wide left, then drove deep up the hill, hunted very deep right away from the bird before working his way back down the hill to his bird.

 


96. FC-AFC Mercy Mercy Mercy Me, “Mercy”, LF, Paul Sletten

Left – Stopped short, had to handle to the bird.

Middle Retired Flyer – Into both pieces of the water as she went to the area by the blind. Then back and low right. She hunted the right side of the hill and this one landed left. Had to be handled to the bird.

Left Retired – Out to just right of the gunner's blind. Circled it and then straight to the bird.

Right Flyer – Took a really good line straight to the bird.

 


NO BIRD – 93. FC Adams Acres Water Lilly, “Lilly”, LF, Bill Sargenti

 


NO BIRD – 82. FC Hunting Creek Classy Girl, “Classy”, LF, Alan Pleasant

 


77. FC-AFC Lubys and Whitewaters Pirate’s Jewel, “Jewel”, LF, Ray Voigt

Left – Nice line to the bird.

Middle Retired Flyer – Into the first piece of water over the peninsula, drove deep and missed it, then drove down to the bottom and worked her way back up to the bird.

Left Retired – Cut the left end of the cove over the peninsula and went deep right. Turned halfway up the hill and came back down on the left hand side and then to the bird

Right Flyer – Into the first piece of water, crossing the right end of the peninsula before entering the back piece of water. Drove up the hill and had to work to get her bird.

 


72. AFC Watermark’s Miss Kali Hart, “Kaylee”, LF, Bill Sargenti

Left – 2 quick loops and had her bird.

Middle Retired Flyer – Into the first cove. Over the peninsula and into back water, up the hill and smacked it.

Left Retired – Wide right up the hill. Hunted deep right and had to come back down to the bird on the left.

Right Flyer – Into the first cove, over the tip of the peninsula. She drove up the hill deep of the bird and had to loop her way back down to it.

 


11. FC-AFC Tealcreek Patton’s Saber, “Saber”, LM, Chris Hatch

Left – Nice.

Middle Retired Flyer – Into the first cove over the peninsula and out of sight. The dog was swimming the back piece of the water. He went out to the gunner's blind area, hunting low. He got back into the water and swam around. When he got out of the water, 2 whistles put him on the bird.

Left Retired – The dog got hung up low at the Middle Retired Flyer station and had to be handled out to the bird.

Right Flyer – Dog swam across first and second pieces of water. Up the hill straight to the fall area and the bird.


 


63. FC-AFC Candlewoods Life Is A Highway, “Freeway”, LM, Paul Sletten

Left – Deep right turn and got it!

Middle Retired Flyer – Over the first piece of water to the peninsula and on to the area around the blind. 1 pass right, then high and deep over to the back side to hunt back over the ridge to the bird.

Left Retired – Caught first piece of water over the peninsula and wide left, handled back to the bird.

Right Flyer – Swam the first cove, then over the peninsula and out into the back cove. Up the hill, to fall area and the bird.

 


NO BIRD – 50. FC Maple Creek’s Spirit Warrior, “Levi”, LM, Wayne Curtis

 


GUN CHANGE at 2:10 pm – CONDITIONS Report

The afternoon has warmed up to 70 degrees with a SE wind at 10 mph hitting the handlers in the left shoulder.

 


43. FC Baypoint’s Westminster Abbey, “Abbey”, LF, Kenny Trott

Left – Nice job.

Middle Retired Flyer – Into first cove, angle left across the peninsula. Out to the tree looped left then worked her way wide right and then up and all the way down. Had to handle to the bird.

Left Retired – Took first piece of the water – SMACK!

Right Flyer – Out across the first piece of water. Tight tip of the peninsula, got out on the second piece of the water. Straight up the hill behind the guns. Hunted the hillside deep and wide and worked her way back to the bird.

 


39. NAFC-FC Texas Troubador, “Tubb”, LM, Martha Russell

Left – SMACK!

Middle Retired Flyer – Into the first cover over the peninsula, then into the back piece of water. Looped low and worked his way up the hill, looping left and right to his bird.

Left Retired – Driving out to the area of the fall and his bird.

Right Flyer – Over the peninsula and into the second piece of the water. Drove up hill deep of bird, hunting hard. Came back down the hill to the bird.

 


38. FC Hyfl’n Turbo Jet, “Turbo”, LM, Ray Voigt

Left – Right to the bird.

Middle Right Flyer – Into the water and over the peninsula. Came out left at the tree. Hunted right and left, then low and deep left with loops in the middle of the hill then got his bird.

Left Retired – Over the peninsula's left side. Straight to the bird.

Right Flyer – Took the right end of the peninsula after crossing the first cove, back into second piece of the water on an angle that looks like a great line. Got out, driving up the hill, looping just right, then deep of this belly up bird.

 


26. NFC Trumarc’s Dot Come, “Dottie”, LF, Danny Farmer

Left – Nice!

Middle Retired Flyer – Across first cove, over the peninsula and out to the fall. Hunted wide right and then back up the ridge. The bird landed on the backside and she got it.

Left Retired – Directly to the bird and the area, very nice.

Right Flyer – Into the first cove, over the peninsula angling to the right. Swam second piece of water and headed up the hill. Went directly to the fall area and the bird

 


NO BIRD – 11. FC-AFC Tealcreek Patton’s Saber, “Saber”, LM, Chris Hatch

 


10. FC Tucker Copy Of Carbon, “Tucker”, LM, Bill Eckett

Left – 1 loop and picked it up.

Middle Retired Flyer – Swam first cove over the peninsula.. Up to the area, heading away and handled back to the bird.

Left Retired – Clipped the left end of the cove, driving out for a perfect mark

Right Flyer – Into first cove, over the peninsula. Into second cove and across, beached on a good line to this flyer. Right to his mark.

 


98. FC-AFC Robbers’ Stray Bullet, “Bullet”, LM, Alan Pleasant

Left Dead Bird – SMACK!

Middle Retired Flyer – Into the first piece of the water into the peninsula to the left of the fall. Quickly right and got his bird.

Left Retired – Ran to the right of the holding blind. Looped deep right and turned back left and down to the bird.

Right Flyer – Dog crossed the first cove, then peninsula and the second cove exiting the water on line. Drove up the hill, straight to the bird.


 


Tenth Series Land/Water Quad with Two Retired

The Tenth Series is a land water quad with two retired. The mat sits on a hill overlooking the left side of a large lake with two coves in front of us. (We were on the other side of this lake for the 7 - 8 - 9 Combo Series.) The order of the birds is the far right flyer first, a drake mallard, shot to the left up the hill away from the dog at 405 yards. The dog must swim across two coves of water and a wide peninsula to get the bird. These are stand-out guns. The next bird thrown, dead hen duck, we will refer to as the left retired. It is thrown to the left of the tree where the guns stand at 315 yards. The line to that bird is to the left end of the cove up over the peninsula, driving up the hill to the bird. The third bird, a hen pheasant, is shot to the right angle back up the hill at 225 yards and retires. The dog must cross water and go up the far shore to get the bird on the hillside. The fourth bird, is on the far left of the test. It is a dead hen pheasant, thrown to the left angle back from the line at 125 yards. These are stand-out guns. The dog runs the land to this bird.

This test takes approximately 15 minutes per dog.



Here is an aerial of the Tenth Series provided by Jeff Schuett.


 


Callbacks to the Tenth Series …

10, 11, 26, 38, 39, 43, 50, 63, 72, 77, 82, 93, 96 and 98.

There are a total of fourteen back to the Tenth.

GOOD LUCK TO ONE AND ALL!

The starting dog will be dog number 98.


 


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The Test is in the Books at 11:27 am

The Callbacks will be given at the next test site …

 


63. FC-AFC Candlewoods Life Is A Highway, “Freeway”, LM, Paul Sletten

Land Blind – 5 whistles to the water and 1 to the bird.

Flyer – Nice.

Water Blind – 2 whistles to the water; 3 to the point; 2 off the point and 2 in the water to get to the bird.

R Dead Bird – Nice.

 


57. FC-AFC Hardscrabble Roxie McBunn, “Roxie”, LF, Ray Voigt

Due to the no-bird that the handler had with another dog, this dog ran out of order.

Land Blind – 2 whistles to the water and 3 far shore to the bird.

Flyer – Nice one – a few loops to a very long bird.

Water Blind – 2 whistles in the water; 1 in the water to the point; 3 off the point and 3 to the far shore and the bird.

R Dead Bird – Scooped it up!


 


62. FC-AFC Un Petit Peu Canaille, “Canaille”, LF, F. Lee Jolley

Land Blind – Would not cast away from the marks … this dog was picked up.

 


58. FC-AFC Dominators High Spade, “Ace”, LM, Scott Harp

Land Blind – 2 whistles to get down the slope and across to the water and 2 more to the bird.

Flyer – Covered a lot of ground looking for his bird, but got it.

Water Blind – 4 whistles to get in; 2 to the point; 2 to get off the point; 3 in the water to the bird and 1 whistle at the end.

R Dead Bird – SMACK!

 


38. FC Hyfl’n Turbo Jet, “Turbo”, LM, Ray Voigt

Rerun from the no-bird.

Land Blind – 1 cast down the shore to get in and 2 more to the bird.

Flyer – Hunted deep and left before he found a short flyer.

Water Blind – 2 whistles to the water; 1 in the water to get to the point; 2 to get off the point. Carried this cast all the way to the far shore where one quick whistle put him on the bird.

R Dead Bird – SMACK!

 


54. FC-AFC Candlewoods Skyrocket, “Sky”, LF, Chris Ledford

Land Blind – 4 casts – toenailed water and 1 more to the bird.

Flyer – Pounced on it!

Water Blind – 2 whistles to the water; 3 in the water to the point; 11 casts to get off and he popped his head up on the back side. Got way up the hill past yesterday's mark. Many whistles and handled back to the bird.

This dog was not allowed to run the last mark.

 


50. FC Maple Creek’s Spirit Warrior, “Levi”, LM, Wayne Curtis

Land Blind – 2 whistles out by the bird.

Flyer – Nice!

Water Blind – 1st whistle in the water, got in wide right. 4 to get left back to the point; 3 to get off the point and 2 in the water between the point and the bird.

R Dead Bird – SMACK!

 


The Retriever News Tent

Thank You to Avery Sporting Dog for supplying us with our tent this week … It kept us dry last Sunday and keeps the sun out of our eyes as the weather improves with every day.

 


The Judges Relax on Their Time Off …

L to R: Chairman Mitch Patterson, Alan Madsen, Linda Patterson, Gary Ahlgren and Bill Goldstein

 


49. FC Ashland’s Annabella, “Bella”, LF, Alan Pleasant

Land Blind – 2 to get to the water and 2 in the water to the bird.

Flyer – Line was very wide left but right and then went to the bird.

Water Blind – 7 to get in the water; 3 in the water to the point; 3 off the tip of the point – very nice – 4 in the water between the point and the bird.

R Dead Bird – Quick turn left of the bird, then right to the bird.

 


43. FC Baypoint’s Westminster Abbey, “Abbey”, LF, Kenny Trott

Land Blind – 5 whistles to the water; 2 to the shore and 1 over to the bird.

Flyer – Straight to the bird.

Water Blind – 1st whistle in the water; 2 off the point; 1 in the water to the bird and 1 at the bird.

R Dead Bird – Good job!

 


41. Candlewoods He Hula Wahine, “Hula”, LF, Don Bovers

Land Blind – 6 to get in and 1 to the bird.

Flyer – Had a hunt on the flyer.

Water Blind – 3 casts to get in; 2 on the water; 2 to get off the point; 6 whistles in back piece of water got no response, but the dog was visible and 1 on the far shore to the bird.

R Dead Bird – Nice job.

 


A Little COMIC Relief …

Randy Spangler sent this picture from his tree stand in Northern Wisconsin.
The Blog goes EVERYWHERE!!
The " Bemidji Brothers" (Louie Churack and Doug Hood) wish they were there!!

 


39. NAFC-FC Texas Troubador, “Tubb”, LM, Martha Russell

Land Blind – 3 to the water; 1 in the waster and 1 to the bird.

Flyer – SMACK!

Water Blind – 1 to get down the slope and 1 in the water. 1 in the water to the point; 2 in the water going between the point and the bird and 1 on the far shore.

R Dead Bird – Very nice!

 


NO BIRD – 38. FC Hyfl’n Turbo Jet, “Turbo”, LM, Ray Voigt

 


32. FC Tremblin Earth’s Cosmic Rider, “Tex”, LM, Al Arthur

Land Blind – 3 to the water and 3 more to the bird.

Flyer – Straight to the flyer.

Water Blind – Initial line was nice down the hill. 5 to get on the point and 4 to get off with a strong vocal; out in the corner on the far bank and ran right to the bird.

R Dead Bird – Into the area of yesterday's mark, then out to the bird.

 


31. FC Magic Tricks Autumn Creek Tazz, “Tazz”, LM, Paul Sletten

Land Blind – 5 to get wet and 1 to the bird.

Flyer – SMACK!

Water Blind – 4 to get in the water; slipped 3 in first piece of lunging water putting him wide left on the point; 3 to get off the point; 2 whistles he heard and several he missed while lunging and on the bird.

R Dead Bird – To fallen tree, took a turn around and around, then out to the bird.

 


30. NAFC-FC Dottie Ray’s Ivy League, “Ivy”, LF, Andy Kahn

Land Blind – 6 casts to toenail the water; carried line to the bird.

Flyer – Nice!

Water Blind – 4 casts to get in the water; 3 to the point; 1 to get off; 2 to try to keep her right and 2 in the water to the bird.

R Dead Bird – Out to the blind and hunted the stake twice. Stayed low by the water to hunt behind the guns, then worked her way to the bird.

 


FINAL TRIVIA QUESTION …

Who does this hat belong to?


By the way, the answer to the last question was "Yogi" … FC-AFC The Bear XVII. It was first correctly answered by Caroline (Kine) Torinus via email. She commented "I recognized Ty's legs and pants. :-)  … and I knew it before I read your hint!

 


29. NFC-AFC Seaside’s Pelican Pete, “Pete”, LM, Steve Yozamp

Land Blind – 8 casts to get in the water; 1 in the water to get out and 3 on land to the bird.

Flyer – Out to the area; 1 big turn and got the bird.

Water Blind – 4 to get in; 4 in the water; 4 to get off the point; 4 in the water to the bird and 1 at the bird.

R Dead Bird – Hunted fallen tree from yesterday, then out to the bird.

 


GUN CHANGE at 8:25 am

The sun has risen in the sky and the wind has changed direction, SE at 9 mph.






 


27. FC Rock River Benjamin, “Ben”, LM, Bill Eckett

Land Blind – 4 to the water and got the cast all the way to the bird.

Flyer – SMACK!

Water Blind – 1 cast to get in; 3 casts to the point, then many whistles trying to move him from the back side. Came out in the cove; 3 more; right down the shore to the bird.

R Dead Bird – Nice job.

 


26. NFC Trumarc’s Dot Come, “Dottie”, LF, Danny Farmer

Land Blind – 3 in the water carried the line to the bird.

Flyer – Looped and got it.

Water Blind – Carried line to the bottom of the hill. 4 casts to get in the water; 4 in the water to get on the point; 2 to get off; 3 on the way to the bird and 1 at the shore

R Dead Bird – Through oak and the root ball; one pass on yesterday's fall area, then out to the bird.


 


25. FC Drake’s Bay Parting Of The Sea, “Moses”, LM, Wayne Curtis

Land Blind –  1 at the water and 1 on the far shore to the bird.

Flyer – Had a hunt for the flyer.

Water Blind – Lined into the water. 4 casts into the water, but got our early. 5 casts off the point. 3 casts to try to keep him right; auto cast when lost between point.

The Judges asked the gunners to pick up their birds

 


17. FC Forry’s Charmed One, “Piper”, LF, Ed Forry

Land Blind – 2 on the slope and 1 in the water and 1 to the blind.

Flyer –  Had a hunt on this bird.

Water Blind – 7 or 8 whistles … 3 to try and stop in the water, but got out early. 4 casts on the point to get back in, but lost behind the point to far shore where she ran bank to the bird.

The Judges would not allow the "Piper" to get her last bird.

 


16. FC-AFC Ragin Eye Of The Storm***, “Cane”, LM, Alan Pleasant

Land Blind – 7 whistles to get in the water and 1 on land to the blind.

Flyer –  Passed on left, then quick turn to the bird.

Water Blind –  5 whistles to get in the water; 3 to the point; 5 and a vocal to get off; 3 in far piece of the water and 1 to the bird.

R Dead Bird – SMACK!

 


14. FC Madison Hadagun, “Madison”, LF, Bill Sargenti

Land Blind – Initial line from the mat to the bird – lined it.

Flyer – Nice job.

Water Blind – 1 on the slope for direction; 8 off the point and 6 behind the point. Lost on the far shore where yesterday's marks kept her deep left hunting. Finally got it.

R Dead Bird – Did not run.

Judges advised that he was no longer in contention and asked the gunners to pick up the dead bird and bring out the flyer.

 


"SUNRISE" … "SUNRISE" …

As the sun rose this morning, it treated us to an ever-changing, beautiful sky … Enjoy!






 


13. FC Sundog’s Maximum Pursuit, “Max”, LM, John Henninger

Land Blind – 1 whistle on the slope; 1 in the water and 2 on the shore for a nice blind.

Flyer – Straight to the fall area, quick right turn to the bird.

Water Blind – Initial line into the water; 3 to the point and 1 on the point that carried him all the way to to the bird.

R Dead Bird – Went through the gap between the oak and the root ball then turned R out to the bird.

 


11. FC-AFC Tealcreek Patton’s Saber, “Saber”, LM, Chris Hatch

Land Blind – 2 whistles on the slope and 1 on the far shore for a nice blind.

Flyer – Several turns, then got it.

Water Blind – Initial line to the edge of the pond; 2 in the water; 2 off the point; 4 whistles, then a change of whistle to stay right of the point – very nice finish.

R Dead Bird – Good job.

 


10. FC Tucker Copy Of Carbon, “Tucker”, LM, Bill Eckett

Land Blind – INitial line was very nice and with very few whistles; he completed the blind.

Flyer – Large hunt for his flyer, got it!

Water Blind – 2 whistles to navigate the slope into the water; 3 in the water for position; 2 to get off the point and 3 whistles between the point and the bird – nice.

R Dead Bird – SMACK!

 


Test Dogs to the Line …

At 6:30 am, Test Dog, "Diva" and Tim Thompson came to the line …

Land Blind – Wanted her birds, but Tim worked hard and she got it.

Flyer – Nice.

Water Blind – Diva did not want to get wet and was picked up.

Tim Thompson and "Diva" – a blur in the early morning light!
At 6:37 am, Peter Ketola and "Ace" stepped in and ran the water blind for the handlers. Ace did a very nice job up front. He slipped behind the point out of sight, but landed on the far shore in the cove and went straight tot the bird. Reshot the flyer and Right Dead Bird for viewing and Ace did a great job.

 


Combo Series – Double with a Land Blind and a Water Blind


This is a combo series. It is a double with two blinds (and two mats!) The handler has been given the instructions: The right long dead hen duck will be thrown first to the left at 290 yards. Then the short guns to the left at 150 yards shoot a rooster pheasant to the left, then they retire when the dog leaves for land blind. The handler then calls the dog off this exciting bird to run a land blind with a hen mallard at 250 yards. The land blind is off the back of the first bird thrown down at the water’s edge. Then it is the handler’s choice to pick up either of the marks that just fell. Then he moves to the mat at the far right to pick up the water blind, a water blind at 365 yards where the dog will find a drake mallard. And then he picks up the remaining bird.

The line faces southeast looking over the same area that we used in the Sixth Series. 

On this, the second day, it is cold at 54 degrees, with a gentle breeze hitting the handler in the chest. There is a haze visible on the water as the sun rises …


The rooster flyer guns, shooting to the left and retiring behind the tree.
The long guns and the land blind planter in the white and the water blind planter in the top right of the photo
Thank you to Jeff Schuett for these wonderful aerial sketches. 

 


SUPER SATURDAY –

We are on Day Seven of the 2014 National, finishing up this last series (with 24) dogs to run … Then on to the Tenth, later today. They say that we will finish around noon.



 


Friday, November 21, 2014

The Combo is done for the evening … 4:58 pm

The Test dog will be at 6:30 am and the first running dog will be at 6:45 am. Dog numbers 10, 11 and 12 were advised to be in the holding blinds.

See you in the morning …

 


5. FC-AFC Texaco’s High Tesse, “Star”, LF, Alex Abraham

Land Blind – Multiple casts to get the hill and into the water, but would not get in. 4 more casts to the bird.

Flyer – Got it!

Water Blind – 2 casts to get into the water; 4 casts to get off point and one just off the point to get the line – Got it!

R Dead Bird – Headed left instead of right from the line. He went through the gap in the trees and hunted the old fall area and had to be handled to the bird.

 


2. AFC McKinley First Ascender-Hudson, “Hudson”, LM, Wayne Curtis

Land Blind – 9 casts to try for the water, got a toe in, 2 more to the bird.

Flyer – Good job.

Water Blind – 1 cast on the slope put him in the water. 2 in the water; 4 off the point and 3 on the back side of the point. Saw the dog next on the far shore where he turned right to the bird.

R Dead Bird – Nice mark.

 


1. FC Atlastastar, “Rinny”, LF, Scott Harp

Land Blind – 1 cast at the base of the hill to get ion the water. 1 cast out to the blind and 1 at the end.

Flyer – Straight to her bird.

Water Blind – 1 down the slope and 2 to get in. 2 casts off the point with several more whistles to get her bird.

R Dead Bird – Hunted dead tree and popped, then came back to the tree, got way deep and had to handle back to the bird. Could not get her to go out. Hung in earlier marks – pick up.

 


Handler Photos

In case you are wondering where all the photos of the handlers are, Shannon Atwater shot photos of the 3rd Series land test which took place on Monday, November 17th and Tuesday, November 18th. Go and Check them out!

Monday's Pics



#19 – FC-AFC Mitimat Rock Paper Scissors, “Rocky”

 


98. FC-AFC Robbers’ Stray Bullet, “Bullet”, LM, Alan Pleasant

Land Blind – 2 casts going down; 5 casts to get in the water and 1 more on the land to the bird.

Flyer – Covered whole field before found.

Water Blind – 2 whistles to get in the water. 1 to get on the point; 4 to get off the point; and one more to get the bird.

Right Dead Bird – Nice.

 


96. FC AFC, Mercy Mercy Mercy Me, “Mercy”, LF, Paul Sletten

Land Blind – 1 cast down the slope; 1 set of whistles in the water to get to the shore and 1 to the bird.

Flyer – Nice!

Water Blind – 1 cast on the slope to the water and on towards the point. 2 in the water to get on point; 2 to get off into the water towards the blind – 1 more in the water for direction to the bird.

Right Dead Bird – Rainbow appeared before she ran this mark. Went through the gap between the tree and root ball and kept going out to the bird.

 


93. FC Adams Acres Water Lilly, “Lilly”, LF, Bill Sargenti

Land Blind – Two whistles sent her down the slope and across the water. One more whistle to the blind.

Flyer – Few loops wide and then deep before she got her bird.

Water Blind – 1 cast on the slope put her into the water. 5 more in the water to the point; 4 to get off the point and 2 more in the water for the line. 1 whistle on the far shore for the bird.

R Dead Bird – Ran way deep of bird to the far ridge. Worked her way back to the bird.

 


GUN CHANGE at 3:25 pm

It has begun to cloud up and the sun has gone in. The temperature has climbed to 68 degrees, but with the wind at 14 mph, it doesn't feel like that.


Thank you to the Landowners for the use of their beautiful property!

 


85. FC-AFC Hockley Creek’s Big Hitter, “Manny”, LM, Robby Bickley

Land Blind – 1 cast on the slope carried to the water and far slope. 2 on the far shore to the bird; 3 loops out and got it.

Flyer – 3 loops out and got it.

Water Blind – 1 on the slope carried across – could not stop in the water. 5 casts down the bank and to the point. Good cast off point, but hooked behind out of sight, despite whistles, came out left end and lunged down the right shore to the bird.

R Dead Bird – Headed off down hill by the blind area, hunted blind – big hunt.

 


83. FC-AFC, Tru’s Little Cruiser, “Cruise”, LM, John Henninger

Land Blind – 2 whistles up front; 2 more to get in the water, then 2 more on land and got the bird.

Flyer – Stepped on it.

Water Blind – 1 cast on the hill and the line was carried down the hill, across the water and to the point. 1 cast off the point and 1 quick cast in the water to adjust the line. 1 cast in the water close to the shore, put him out on the bird with a quick check down whistle at the end.

R Dead Bird – Nice job.

 


82. FC Hunting Creek Classy Girl, “Classy”, LF, Alan Pleasant

Land Blind – 4 whistles, nice blind.

Flyer – Smacked it!

Water Blind – 1 or 2 to get in the water, then carried the line with one more whistle to the point. 4 whistles to get off the point and then went out of sight on the back. Came out at the left end of the cove and then 1 more to the bird.

R Dead Bird – Nice!

 


81. FC-AFC, Bayou-Star Beyond Independent, “Tia”, LF, Suzan Caire

Land Blind – 4 whistles to the water; 2 to access the water and just a few to navigate to the bird.

Flyer – SMACK!

Water Blind – Initial line used 1 whistle to get it. 2 more in the water to adjust the line; 5 more water casts to get on the point; 2 more and a verbal back to get off the point. Came out at the L end of the cove, driving up hill and 2 whistles back to the bird.

Right Dead Bird – SMACK!

 


77. FC-AFC Lubys and Whitewaters Pirate’s Jewel, “Jewel”, LF, Ray Voigt

Land Blind – 3 casts to the water; carried this line to the blind and 1 whistle to the bird.

Flyer – To holding blind with loop out to the bird.

Water Blind – Initial line down the slope and out to the water. Several casts to get on the point; 2 casts to get off the point. Excellent line from the point to the bird. 1 cast in the water and 1 on the shore.

Dead Right Bird – Nice!

 


76. FC Magic’s Quinn, “Quinn”, LM, Bill Eckett

Land Blind – 6 whistles to get wet; 1 in the water and 1 on land to get the bird.

Flyer – Loops left and right, but got it.

Water Blind – 8 whistles to get wet; carried the last cast close to the point; 6 whistles to get them off and then worked with him to get the bird.

Dead Right Bird – Took the line to the old fall area, worked dead tree hard looping in both directions and then worked his way to the bird.

 


75. FC-AFC Trumarc’s Hollandaise, “Holland”, LM, Danny Farmer

Land Blind – 3 whistles up close; 1 more on to the water; 1 in the water; 3 down the shore to the bird.

Flyer – Got it.

Water Blind – 3 whistles to get to the water; 7 to cross a small piece of water; multiple whistles were used as the handler worked hard to get the dog in the correct position off the point. It was a difficult job.

Dead Right Bird – Out to the fall area from this morning, 1 loop and out to the bird.

 


74. FC-AFC Mulligan Off The Rainy “T”, “Mully”, LM, Wayne Curtis

Land Blind – Carried the line all the way to the blind.

Flyer – SMACK!

Water Blind – Took off wide right with 3 whistles to get in the water. 5 in the water to get to the point; 4 to get off the point; 4 to get in and 4 with another effort to take water and get in. Came out left end of the cove and ran over to the bird.

Dead Right Bird – Hunted the fall area from the last series hard before going out to the bird.

 


73. FC-AFC-CAFC Jaybar American Idol, “Reuben”, LM, Barbara Younglove

Land Blind – 3 whistles to start down the hill; 6 right casts to get to the water; missed – 2 more to the bird.

Flyer – Got it!

Water Blind – Initial line carried into the water; 2 whistles to get on land; 4 to get off the point and 2 to get off the second time. Came out in the far left corner of the cove and up the hill, multiple whistles to get the bird.

Dead Right Bird – Got it!

 


72. AFC Watermark’s Miss Kali Hart, “Kaylee”, LF, Bill Sargenti

Land Blind – Down the slope and into the water; 1 whistle to get out and 2 to get the bird.

Flyer – Missed – hunted back to blind and then back out to bird.

Water Blind – Initial line carried into the water. 4 casts in the water to the point; 3 to get off point; 2 to stay right and not cut in the cove; and 1 at the bird.

Dead Right Bird – Into to the fall from this morning at the dead tree; hunted the area and then got the bird.

 


70. FC Baypoint’s Shades of Bleu, “Magic”, LM, Jim Gonia

Land Blind – Lined it.

Flyer – Straight to it.

Water Blind – 1 whistle to get in the water; carried the line with 4 whistles to get to the point; 2 to get off point; caught him in the corner and 3 whistles to swim out to the bird.

Dead Right Bird – Headed away from the bird – Pick Up.

 


68. FC Swift Rivers No Problems, “Kenny”, LM, Ed Forry

Land Blind – 4 whistles down slope and across water and 3 whistles on the far slope.

Flyer – Came in left and turned right to the bird.

Water Blind – 3 whistles down the slope to the water; 3 to the point; 4 to get off the point; 2 in the water to the bird.

Dead Right Bird – Nailed it!

 


67. FC-AFC Lanes Lets Get Ready to Rumble, “Ali”, LM, Ryan Brasseaux

Land Blind – 2 whistles down and into the water and 2 more to the blind.

Flyer – Got just deep left and back to the bird.

Water Blind – Zero whistles to get in the water; 4 whistles to get on the point (3 slipped in running water); 1 to get off point into water. Got out wide left from in the corner, 1 cast to the bird.

Dead Right Bird – Out to dead bird from this morning, had a problem getting out of the old fall; handled.

 


66. Seaside’s Rogue Warrior, “Shooter”, LM, Al Arthur

Land Blind – 5 whistles to get past the first cove and 1 to get out to the bird.

Flyer – Nice.

Water Blind – 2 whistles from the shore to the water; 2 across first piece and 3 over land. 3 on the second piece of water to the blind. Got out left corner and ran the bank to the bird.

Dead Right Bird – Nice Job.


 


65. Delpond’s Pretty in Pink, “Bella”, LF, Alan Pleasant

Land Blind – Over the log and down the hill, cut first piece of water, next cut along shore and another whistle to get the bird.

Flyer – Okay.

Water Blind – One whistle down the hill to the water; 5 in the first piece of water; 4 to get off point and back in water; multiple whistles, dog winded from in the water as was unresponsive to whistles.

Dead Right Bird – Nice Job.

 


Test Dogs for the Combo Series

Tim Thompson and "Diva" came to the line at 11:57 am. Diva was unable to do the land blind, so the next Test Dog was called to the mat.

At 12:03 pm, "Ace" came to the line with Peter Ketola. He got the land blind, went and picked up the flyer and then went out for the water blind. He had to be handled to the water blind. After that, the judges moved the mat farther right and ran Ace on it again.

The temperature has risen to 72 degrees and with it, the wind. It is out of the SSE at 8 mph and is swirling, but is across the water towards the line.

 


Combo Series – Double with a Land Blind and a Water Blind

This is a combo series. It is a double with two blinds (and two mats!) The handler has been given the instructions: The right long dead hen duck will be thrown first to the left at 290 yards. Then the short guns to the left at 150 yards shoot a rooster pheasant to the left, then they retire when the dog leaves for land blind. The handler then calls the dog off this exciting bird to run a land blind with a hen mallard at 250 yards. The land blind is off the back of the first bird thrown down at the water’s edge. Then it is the handler’s choice to pick up either of the marks that just fell. Then he moves to the mat at the far right to pick up the water blind, a water blind at 365 yards where the dog will find a drake mallard. And then he picks up the remaining bird.

The line faces southeast looking over the same area that we used in the Sixth Series. 


The rooster flyer guns, shooting to the left and retiring behind the tree.
The long guns and the land blind planter in the white and the water blind planter in the top right of the photo
Thank you to Jeff Schuett for these wonderful aerial sketches. 

 


Callbacks to the Seventh Series …

45 Dogs called back to the Seventh Series....

1, 2, 5, 10, 11, 13, 14, 16, 17, 25, 26, 27, 29, 30, 31, 32, 38, 39, 41, 43, 49, 50, 54, 57, 58, 62, 63, 65, 66, 67, 68, 70, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 81, 82, 83, 85, 93, 96, 98


19 Dogs dropped are....4, 6, 7, 9, 12, 24, 28, 37, 45, 51, 55, 59, 61, 64, 71, 78, 79, 80, 97


The Seventh Series will begin with Dog #65...
65. Delpond’s Pretty in Pink, “Bella”, LF, Alan Pleasant 

 


The Sixth Series Test is in the Books …

At 11:07, bye dog, "Ace" and Peter Ketola came to the line, so that "Bella" could complete her honor.

We are not moving far, so stay tuned for the Callbacks which will be given at the test site. Because of the short distance, we are just carrying the tents up the slope to where the next series will begin.

 




2014 NRC
Running Order

1. FC Atlastastar, “Rinny”, LF, Scott Harp
2. AFC McKinley First Ascender-Hudson, “Hudson”, LM, Wayne Curtis
3. FC Rolling Thunder X1X, “Thor”, LM, Danny Farmer
4. FC-AFC Aksarben’s Black Skyy, “Skyy”, LM, Rob Erhardt
5. FC-AFC Texaco’s High Tesse, “Star”, LF, Alex Abraham
6. FC-AFC Rebel Ridge Cosmic Rise ‘N Fall MH, “Tide”, LM, Madelyn Yelton
7. FC-AFC The Bear XVII, “Yogi”, LM, Ty Rorem
8. FC In The Hunts Blazing Saddles, “Blaze”, LM, Gary Unger
9. FC Salty Paws Hammerin Hank, “Henry”, LM, Tim Milligan
10. FC Tucker Copy Of Carbon, “Tucker”, LM, Bill Eckett
11. FC-AFC Tealcreek Patton’s Saber, “Saber”, LM, Chris Hatch
12. FC-AFC Watermark’s The Black Pearl, “Freedom”, LF, Luann Pleasant
13. FC Sundog’s Maximum Pursuit, “Max”, LM, John Henninger
14. FC Madison Hadagun, “Madison”, LF, Bill Sargenti
15. FC-AFC Oakdale Whitewater Devil Dog, “Bam”, LF, Sarah Love
16. FC-AFC Ragin Eye Of The Storm***, “Cane”, LM, Alan Pleasant
17. FC Forry’s Charmed One, “Piper”, LF, Ed Forry
18. NTK’s Rock Me On The Water, “Jackson”, LM, Chris Ledford
19. FC-AFC Mitimat Rock Paper Scissors, “Rocky”, LM, Ray Voigt
20. FC-AFC Ride Sally Ride III, “Sally”, LF, Jay Chesshir
21. FC Hawkeye’s Duke, “Duke”, LM, Mark Edwards
22. FC-AFC Chopper’s Rx to Win, “Windy”, LF, Bob Crabb
23. FC-AFC Hoot N Holler, “Hoot”, LM, Mark Medford
24. FC-AFC Valtor’s Hayseed Kid, “Kid”, LM, Breck Howard
25. FC Drake’s Bay Parting Of The Sea, “Moses”, LM, Wayne Curtis
26. NFC Trumarc’s Dot Come, “Dottie”, LF, Danny Farmer
27. FC Rock River Benjamin, “Ben”, LM, Bill Eckett
28. Manny B Manny, “Manny”, LM, Jerry Patopea
29. NFC-AFC Seaside’s Pelican Pete, “Pete”, LM, Steve Yozamp
30. NAFC-FC Dottie Ray’s Ivy League, “Ivy”, LF, Andy Kahn
31. FC Magic Tricks Autumn Creek Tazz, “Tazz”, LM, Paul Sletten
32. FC Tremblin Earth’s Cosmic Rider, “Tex”, LM, Al Arthur
33. FC CK’s Spike, “Spike”, LM, Alan Pleasant
34. FC Millforge On A Roll, “Lucky”, LM, Bill Sargenti
35. FC Beaverdam’s Mister Earl, “Speedo”, LM, Rick Roberts
36. FC-AFC Great Bunns of Fire, “Jerry Lee”, LF, Lynne DuBose
37. FC-AFC Stellar’s Full Throttle MH, “Mildred”, LF, Dave Rorem
38. FC Hyfl’n Turbo Jet, “Turbo”, LM, Ray Voigt
39. NAFC-FC Texas Troubador, “Tubb”, LM, Martha Russell
40. FC-AFC Windy City’s Mighty Mouse, “Mickey”, LM, Charlie Hines
41. Candlewoods He Hula Wahine, “Hula”, LF, Don Bovers
42. FC Magic Trick’s Zuma, “Zuma”, LM, Bill Eckett
43. FC Baypoint’s Westminster Abbey, “Abbey”, LF, Kenny Trott
44. FC Sorol’s Green River Indian Scout, “Carson”, LM, Rob Erhardt
45. FC Sweetie’s Easy Rider, “Ford”, LM, Jim Gonia
46. FC Tuck N Roll II, “Tucker”, LM, John Henninger
47. FC-AFC KPR’s Wet Willie, “Willie”, LM, Jim Pickering
48. FC Road Warriors Dieter Brock, “Deets”, LM, Ty Rorem
49. FC Ashland’s Annabella, “Bella”, LF, Alan Pleasant
50. FC Maple Creek’s Spirit Warrior, “Levi”, LM, Wayne Curtis
51. FC-AFC Hilltop’s High Society, “Gracie”, LF, Danny Farmer
52. FC-AFC Indian Height’s Get Away, “George”, LM, Carl Ruffalo
53. FC-AFC-CNFC-CNAFC Nightwings Marsh Leader, “Guide”, LM, Bill Sargenti
54. FC-AFC Candlewoods Skyrocket, “Sky”, LF, Chris Ledford
55. FC SK’s Dirty Little Secret, “Vegas”, LF, Elizabeth Dixon
56. FC Jumpin’ Joan Flash, “Joanie”, LF, Tim Milligan
57. FC-AFC Hardscrabble Roxie McBunn, “Roxie”, LF, Ray Voigt
58. FC-AFC Dominators High Spade, “Ace”, LM, Scott Harp
59. FC 3RS’s Carbon Calie, “Calie”, LF, Bill Eckett
60. FC Whitewater Missys Rockin Franchise, “Rocki”, LF, Daryl Kellum
61. FC Utopian Sixteen Hands, “Hunter”, LM, Jerry Patopea
62. FC-AFC Un Petit Peu Canaille, “Canaille”, LF, F. Lee Jolley
63. FC-AFC Candlewoods Life Is A Highway, “Freeway”, LM, John Stracka / Paul Sletten
64. FC-AFC, Dottie Ray’s Blue 4 You, “Blue”, LM, John Henninger
65. Delpond’s Pretty in Pink, “Bella”, LF, Alan Pleasant
66. Seaside’s Rogue Warrior, “Shooter”, LM, Al Arthur
67. FC-AFC Lanes Lets Get Ready to Rumble, “Ali”, LM, Ryan Brasseaux
68. FC Swift Rivers No Problems, “Kenny”, LM, Ed Forry
69. FC Moodys Jumpin Jack Flash, “Jack”, LM, Charlie Moody
70. FC Baypoint’s Shades of Bleu, “Magic”, LM, Jim Gonia
71. FC Beadle’s Turbo Nina, “Nina”, LF, Dave Rorem
72. AFC Watermark’s Miss Kali Hart, “Kaylee”, LF, Bill Sargenti
73. FC-AFC-CAFC Jaybar American Idol, “Reuben”, LM, Barbara Younglove
74. FC-AFC Mulligan Off The Rainy “T”, “Mully”, LM, Wayne Curtis
75. FC-AFC Trumarc’s Hollandaise, “Holland”, LM, Danny Farmer
76. FC Magic’s Quinn, “Quinn”, LM, Bill Eckett
77. FC-AFC Lubys and Whitewaters Pirate’s Jewel, “Jewel”, LF, Ray Voigt
78. FC-AFC-FTCH-AFTCH, Flatlands Locked N Loaded, “Ready”, LM, Connie Swanson
79. FC Crow Rivers Lucky To The Max, “Lucky”, LM, Steve Yozamp
80. FC-AFC Coolwater’s Knockout, “Punch”, LM, Alex Washburn
81. FC-AFC, Bayou-Star Beyond Independent, “Tia”, LF, Suzan Caire
82. FC Hunting Creek Classy Girl, “Classy”, LF, Alan Pleasant
83. FC-AFC, Tru’s Little Cruiser, “Cruise”, LM, John Henninger
84. FC-AFC-CNAFC-CFC Upon The Wings Of An Answered Prayer, “Ammo”, LF, Bill Petrovish
85. FC-AFC Hockley Creek’s Big Hitter, “Manny”, LM, Robby Bickley
86. FC Bluegoose’s Passion for Jazz, “Louie”, LM, Chris Ledford
87. Lone Willows Sure Shot II, “Shooter”, LM, Jim Beck
88. FC-AFC Keeno’s Gizmo, “Gizmo”, LM, Bruce Hall
89. FC-AFC Trulines Walla Walla Sweet, “Pink”, LF, Mark Medford
90. FC-AFC Aran Island’s Finnegan, “Finnegan”, LM, Pat Martin
91. FC-AFC Hardscrabbles Powder My Buns, “Pow”, LM, Al Arthur
92. FC Catalina’s Outlaw, “Josie”, LF, Bill Eckett
93. FC Adams Acres Water Lilly, “Lilly”, LF, Bill Sargenti
94. FC AFC, Dottie Ray’s League Of Her Own, “Dottie”, LF, Andy Kahn
95. FC Arctic Riverrun M’Lady, “Maddi”, LF, Mark Thomas
96. FC AFC, Mercy Mercy Mercy Me, “Mercy”, LF, John Stracka / Paul Sletten
97. FC Paddle Creek’s Carbon Grade, “Coal”, LM, Ray Voigt
98. FC-AFC Robbers’ Stray Bullet, “Bullet”, LM, Alan Pleasant