Good advice, derby's and Q's have no limit on number of entries so they can be very large but 20 to 45 dogs is what most are. They often get done in a day but the entry and the number of pros running often make them 2 day events. Pros with a large number of dogs in multiple stakes mean they can be time spent waiting, especially if the stakes are a fair distance apart.If I competed in the lower-48, I would run local field trial Derby or Q that takes one day.
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This was the first series of the Q. Very tough test, mostly pro handled dogs.
Wind was NNW at the start. Lily was third to run and did a great job. Soon after the wind turned due north making the test a little easier by giving up the long bird as long as the dogs got deep enough. That's the way it goes in field trials.
I did not range anything. I suspect the shortest bird was around 175 to 200. The flyer was probably 225 or so. I think the long mark was probably 300 to 350. Distance combined with the terrain was the biggest factor on the long mark. It was not a retired gun, but the dogs lost sight of it for a good distance in route.How far are each of those?