Spring Walking Field Trial
Submitted by John Zeman
Our spring walking field trial was held on May 3-4 at the Four Brooks WMA north of Milaca, MN. The week proceeding the trial the area had received several inches of rain and there was concern whether it was even going to be possible to hold the event. Fortunately the rain stopped stopped just in time. The grounds drained surprisingly well and we had perfect weather for running dogs.
Birds were provided by Woodland Acres Gamebirds and were once again of excellent quality.
It was encouraging to see a few first time rs come out and give this a try. Welcome Adam and Sarah Sievert with Ramey, Alex Frieden and Amanda Grey with LuLu and Belle. Congrats to Jon Thielen with Lexi taking first place in the Open Derby stake. This was just Jon and Lexi’s second time competing in a field trial.
There are several people that deserve a special note of thanks, all of whom gave generously of their time to make this event a success. Starting with our judges Dan and Becky Voss, Dave Carlson, Clark Linn and Chris Benskin. Not only performing their duties as judges with professionalism but willingly lending a hand and giving experienced advice to those new in the sport and even stepping in to plant birds when needed. Thanks also to chairman Jim Morgel for taking care of providing Subway sandwiches for lunch and last but not least Russ Killian and Dick Greeman, two of the finest gunners you could ask for. Oh and thanks also to Kelly Jarmuzek for just being Kelly.
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