03 25 05 340 W, 5 I - + 84 - 103

TEXAS TRAINING DAY ONE

This is the view from the line. Sorry, no guns out. Only had a brief moment to shoot this photograph before I had to run and get a dog.

Here is a view from the long gun station looking back at the line.


And the best zoom photograph I could get from the long gun station.



Back to the view from the line.


And a close up.



Three singles for the young dogs.

First, a single to the right. Out of view from my photos. Dogs angle hillside (which drags them down into the water), get very small slice of water, then drive up and out to bird thrown out of winger.

Second, a single thrown down from the second (a very shallow) point across the water to lay in the water on the near shore of a third point. From the zoom photo, the dogs would go over the point on the right side of the photograph (the perfect line to the bird would be through the short double stumps on the right of the photo) into the water, then swim across water

Third, a long bird on the far shore. Perfect line skims the prominent stump in the middle of the photograph past the three points you can see in the photograph (the fourth point, which is just past the large long point in the foreground is hidden).

Wind was blowing hard straight downwind.

Slightly older dogs. Run short water bird, then land bird on right. No one retires.
Then run long water single.

Big dogs. Double, then single.
Leave long gun out during double. Retire two short guns during double (to see if long gun draws them deep)

Then run single. Leave middle water gun out (to see if dogs cave to short gun).

“Wind was blowing hard straight downwind.”

Makes perfect sense to me :-)

Have fun in Texas, bring home some blues.
Howard (Email) - 25 03 05 - 17:07


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