Elite Refuge Member
- Oct 20, 2000
- Reaction score
- Bartlett, Tn., USA
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.
This was much more difficult than the first series in most Q's. A large entry of very good dogs and handlers, the judges had to make it challenging to find a winner.
The next three tests did not get any easier.
I like the look of that series. A large entry makes it tough on judges. Need something which provides some separation, but the time needed to run a big triple makes for a long day for everyone.
Q is my favorite level out of all hunt test and field trial levels. A decent amateur with a solid dog can play, and the best performance is rewarded accordingly. Wonder what entries would be like if there were a title associated?