Duck Dog Challenge to be held December 29th and 30th!

Duck Dog Challenge to be held December 29th and 30th!

December 7, 2018

 

 

This is a test of a retriever's ability to maintain steadiness then quickly find and deliver the hunter's harvest while also testing gun safety of the hunter.

 

One hunter and their retriever will move into a defined, circular grass area


The hunter will sit on the "ready bucket", prepare their retriever, and signal the judge to begin


Upon a returned signal from the judge, the hunter will load a maximum of 3 non-toxic shells into the shotgun


When ready, the hunter will blow a duck call to begin the test


Within 3 seconds, a mallard will appear and be shot by the hunter


The retriever must remain within the circular area until released by the hunter to avoid disqualification


Upon sending the retriever, a timer will begin


The timer will be stopped upon completion of the retrieve


Although handling is allowed with no penalty, at no time during the run may the hunter step out of the area


The above steps will be repeated for a second mallard and second retrieve


The entire run will be subjected to a time limit of 5 minutes


E-collars are allowed to be used during for the test


If unsafe gun handling occurs at any point during the day, the offender will be disqualified


The top 3 fastest runs will win a prize!


1st place - Proceeds of a cash pot plus 12 bird mallard hunt at Green Acres for next season


2nd place - 10 bird pheasant hunt at Green Acres


3rd place - 4 rounds of English Sporting Clays at Green Acres

 

A fee of $65 will be required for each run - $15 of which will be set aside for the cash pot. Hunters are encouraged to enter as many times as they would like to track improvement but may only win 1 of the prizes.

 

This event is great for all dogs of any skill level and is open for registration to members and non-members alike.

 

 

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