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PostPosted: 02/15/10, 1:01 pm    Post subject: Aames 2010 Reply with quote

http://www.amesplantation.org/field-trial/2010%20national/synopsis.asp


It is puzzling to me, that so many of the 'best' dogs go LOST, even with Trackers, Radio collars and Spotters on horses, in Winter time, with High visibility.
Some dogs only have 0-1 finds in a 1.5 hour run.

These are supposedly the best trial dogs in America, yet so many have unproductive points.....
This is a groomed (Preserve like ) course with 14,000 acres.

And interesting today in that the brace run was cancelled due to Snow and Ice today.
note: (I guided Saturday for 6 hunters and we had 18 inches of snow on the ground..)
Im not criticizing, Im just perplexed.




Lester's Snowatch:
1 find at :15, an unproductive at 26, picked up at 1:30.

Poison:
An unproductive at :7, a back at :15, an unproductive at :26, picked up at :26.



Thunder House:
1 find at 1:45, picked up at 2:40; forward race, brutal conditions.

South's Late Night:
Unproductive at :15 on rabbit; find at :40, find at 1:05, back at 1:45, find at 1:57, finished the 3 hours; strong forward race under brutal conditions.


Elhew Sinbad:
2 finds at :15 and :17; a divided find at :25;
2 unproductives at :57 and 1:38. Picked up at 1:38.


Prairieland Pride:
Lost at 1:44.

Tekoa Mountain Jettsun:
1 find at :18; lost at :50.


Mega Touch:
1 find at :49; lost at 1:50.

Patriote:
An unproductive at :08; a back at :43; and a divided find at :58. Lost at 1:32.


Phillips White Twist:
Finds at :21 and :26; backs at :13 and :31; Unproductive at :38; handler asked for tracer at 1:39.

Miller's On Line:
3 finds; first at :13, second at :29, third at 1:02. Lost at 2:40.


Phantom's Last Dime:
Had a find at :14 and another at :19. Handler asked for tracker at 1:18.


Best dog of the day had great run: 10 finds, 1 unproductive

In the Shadow:
10 finds at :16, :18, 1:00, 1:15, 1:49, 2:10, 2:28, 2:35, 2:52, 2:59; 1 unproductive at 1:44; strong forward race.

White Powder Pete:
7 finds at 1:37, 1:41, 1:55, 2:28, 2:40, 2:51, and 3:00; well applied forward race.
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PostPosted: 02/23/10, 10:45 am    Post subject: ames Reply with quote

maybe it would be a good idea for you to go and watch this trial once, that way you could see for yourself why these things might happen.
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PostPosted: 02/25/10, 1:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dual,

Ive seen 2 trials, one by accident.
Just this past year, I was at a Retriever trial (HRC) with my dog, and there was a field trial also going on.
I was able to witness quite a few dogs running.

Seems fun-ie pagaentry with the horses etc, but I think its too artificial, for my taste.
The Euro and South African trials are run on wild game, birds shot, retrieved. Tail sets arent scored, finds and bird work are.

I favor this kind of event, though I understand why we cannot run trials in this fashion in much of the US any longer-birds, space, hunting regulations.

I like the NSTRA model, ran in it once, and my only knock is the smaller grounds (40 acres) and planted birds, via 4 wheeler.

We did well, incidentally, matching a 3x Champion Setter in finds that day, on our way towards the win, except for a wild flush.
Great fun in the offseason. Reasonable at $35.

Im not a competition junkie, but I like the idea of trialing the way I hunt, expecting a retrieve and a dog to hunt within reasonable gun range.
Dogs holding wild phez at 600 yards is not realistic.
Nor do I hunt on horseback.

That aside, anything done with your dogs beats staying at home.
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