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First, thanks to everyone who once again came and supported our Spring Quail Trial on our beautiful grounds in Prospect, Maine. We had a good turnout of club members…the Dellengers traveled up from Rhode Island, Frank Joyal came east from Vermont with buddy Paul Fuhrman from Western Massachusetts and Bob Little came down from New Brunswick.

The Gundog Challenge was also again well supported and most everyone remarked at what improvements there have been in the handling of dogs and the calibre of performances in that stake.

The weather was more cooperative than last spring when Saturday was a complete washout! This year Saturday was seasonable, mostly overcast with great scenting conditions for dogs to find the super fast flying birds. Sunday got hot after the Gundog Challenge and the scenting conditions quickly deteriorated. The birds were still there but the dogs in both stakes had a much more difficult time getting them pointed.

Thanks to everyone who helped out….special shout out to Nick Kingsbury for the many years he has been planting birds with his dad, Mark. Great job again this year! Thanks to the judges: Joe Dahl, Steve Forrest, Al Robbins, Craig Doherty, Russell Ogilvie, Lanny Dellenger, Mike Flewelling, Al Ladd, Jeff Mahaney and Chris Mathan. Thanks to club member Cal Robinson who came up from southern Maine just to help out. Thanks to his wife Amy who sent up her excellent Ramen noodle salad and a delicious dessert for the Potluck dinner. Thanks to Steve and Pat Forrest for taking care of the secretary duties and thanks to Mike Flewelling for bringing the coffee and donuts. None of them had pink bits on them this year!

Saturday Results:
Open Puppy
1. Cairds Macy Mae, PF – Bob Little
2. Wild Apple Spot, PM – Craig Doherty
3. Spring Brook Maximus, PM – Russell Ogilvie

Open Shooting Dog
1. Pal’s Kitty Hawk, PF – Chris Mathan
2. Gaurdian, PM – Mike Flewelling
3. Wynot Whitney, PF – Steve Forrest

Sat OSD Winners
Sat Open Shooting Dog Winners (Craig Doherty posing Pal’s Kitty Hawk)

Open Derby
1. Wynot Atom, PM – Al Robbins
2. Wild Apple Sam, PF – Craig Doherty
3. Wild Apple Spot, PM – Craig Doherty

Sat OD Winners_2
Sat Open Derby Winners

Sunday Results:
Gundog Challenge
1. Daisy, ESF – John Cullen
2. Jack, GWP – John Cullen
3. Buddy, ESM – Rock Oliver
4. Hoss, PM – Nick Kingsbury

Gundog Challenge Winners
Gundog Challenge Winners and Supporters

Open Shooting Dog
1. Woodcock Haven Stella, PF – Russell Ogilvie
2. Pal’s Sea Pearl, PF – Chris Mathan
3. Chasehill Ben Franklin, PM – Mike Flewelling

Sun OSD Winners
Sunday Open Shooting Dog Winners

Open Derby
1. Wynot Atom, PM – Al Robbins
2. Wild Apple Sam, PF – Craig Doherty
3. Sunkhaze Pistol Pete, PM – Mike Flewelling

No photo…everyone too tired!

Congrats to all!