Haven't posted in a while. Been busy training all summer. Here are a few setups I've taken pictures of.
Today's water blinds. Left is an angle entry up over a Y shaped peninsula and back into water. Drive up a hill to bumper. Middle blind is what it is. Wide open, go get bumper. Right blind is a fairly square entry, over a peninsula, back into a slice of water. Bumper just on shore. Distances are approx 140 left, 125 middle, 130 right. Ran right, left, middle.
A setup we ran a couple weeks ago. First mark is left to right on a peninsula about 50 yards away. Second mark is left to right 175 yards. Get wet, up over first peninsula, back into water, over tip of second peninsula (depending on throw from BB, some cleared the peninsula and dogs stayed wet) and another swim. Bird was about 15 yards up on shore.
This blind was for the younger dogs (senior level) after the set of marks. Angle entry about 75 yards.
Been running big derby doubles on land the last week and a half. Started by long (250-350 yard) memory bird with a short (100-150 yard) go bird. Had to run tight to the backside of short gun to get to memory bird. Last few days we switched and ran it out of order, long go bird, short memory bird. This caused a lot of trouble for most of the dogs, even some qual dogs had trouble.