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A field trial for bird dogs is scheduled for Labor Day week-end near Nackawic, NB. If you don't have a "trial" dog, there will be a gun dog stake on Monday for any pointing breed. Just show up before noon to register for the gun dog stake.The following is a copy of the ad. that will be run in the American Field:

CRONK FARM FIELD TRIAL CLUB

Dates: September 4, 5, 6, 2010

Grounds: Dave Palmer's Farm on the Wilcox Road, Campbell Settlement,(Nackawic) York Co., New Brunswick. Take Campbell Sett. Rd from Nackawic and turn right on Wilcox.

Drawing: Wednesday September 1, 2010, 9PM local time at home of Trial Chairman, Robert Little. Entries Close at time of drawing.

Running: Wild bird trial on native grouse and woodcock over multiple courses. Starts at 7AM local time each day.

Open Shooting Dog: 30 Min.-$35.00
Open Derby: 30 Min- $35.00
Open Shooting Dog: 30 Min- $35.00
Open Derby: 30 Min- $35.00
Open Restricted Shooting Dog: 30 Min- $35.00
Gun Dog Stake: 30 Min- $20.00

Judges: To be announced.

Entries to Robert Little at 506-784-1807 or email [email protected]
 

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Are spectators aloud at this event? Any booths from trainers or anything like that? I've never been at one of these events but have a hunting dog and would be interested in watching and learning.

Chris Gaston
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Chris,

Spectators are indeed welcome. We are always looking for new people so just come by and introduce yourself and someone will show you around. We'll be running dogs all that week-end.

Anyone can watch the dogs. A "gallery" of spectators can walk behind the handlers and judges. The dogs are run two at a time (braces) until all the dogs entered have been viewed by the judges. Each brace in this trial will be 30 minutes.

If you have a bird dog and wanted to participate, we plan to have a gun dog event on Labor Day Monday. The gun dog events are fun trials and are designed for new people to get acquainted with the trial game.

There won't be any exhibitors etc. there but we do expect a couple of pro trainers to be there to run dogs.

Hope you can make it out.
 
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