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Event: Mother's Day Trial
Result: Maine Bird Dog Club

Location: Brownfield, Maine

Post Date: Sep 15, 2022

Submitted By: Deb Kennedy, Secretary

The Maine Bird Dog Club hosted its spring Mother's Day trial offering a full slate of open and amateur stakes for over seventy dogs. The region was well represented with entrants coming from all over New England. In addition to the many competitors, the trial was also supported by USCSDA and Purina.

The Brownfield Wildlife Management Area is an excellent venue for bird dog trials: relatively flat with small fields punctuating open woods and multiple water holes-some natural, some human supplied. A particularly welcome feature is the old, red outhouse rebuilt long ago by club member Frank Pride. The sturdy structure puts the rented plastic variety to shame and has the benefit of not costing the club a dime.

Trials don't happen without the work of many volunteers. From the administrative duties to the tent crew, from the judges to the coffee and donut providers, everyone who pitches in makes a trial the special kind of event it is. A shout out to all our bird planters, especially Roy Hargreaves who walked many miles over the two-day event. Kelly Hays did coffee and donut duty and filled out all the judges' books. Bob Paucek, who refuses to age, hauled water to the wading pools when he wasn't spooling yarns with old-timer Frank Joyal (who nearly swept both the amateur and open derby stakes). Bruce Burnell provided lunches both days and kept up with his treasurer's duties, aka writing checks and politely reminding folks to pay their entry fees. Kellie Short was on top of everything as stake manager, and a special thanks to those who graciously stepped in when we had to make some last-minute judicial substitutions. Several people had any number of reasons why they couldn't judge, but the best excuse by far was from Deb Sloan who broke her leg the week before the trial.

As spring morphs into summer and the black flies give way to the deer flies, club members and guests will be clearing some new courses in preparation for the fall wild bird events this September. The club is expanding the Fiddlehead grounds with at least two new courses through spectacular grouse and woodcock cover. Stay tuned for work party information which will be posted on the Cover Dog Message Board and the Maine Bird Dog Club Facebook page.
Brownfield, Me., May 7 - One Course
Judges: Jamie Leitch and James Levesque
CLIFTON HALE-GARFIELD WALL OPEN DERBY CLASSIC - 4 Pointers and 2 Setters

1st--MOONLITE CROWN JEWEL, 1695573, pointer female, by Miller's Heat Seeker-Moonlite Yellow Jacket. Frank Joyal, owner and handler.
2d-ONCE IN A BLUE MOON, 1695576, pointer female, by Miller's Heat Seeker-Moonlight Yellow Jacket. Frank Joyal, owner and handler.
3d-CAROLINA'S GREAT PEE DEE, 1695476, pointer female, by Miller's Heat Seeker-Moonlite Yellow Jacket. Frank Joyal, owner and handler.
Judges: Bob Arkley and Clint Demusz
OPEN SHOOTING DOG - 4 Pointers and 14 Setters

1st--LIGHTNING FLASH REMINGTON, 1687367, setter male, by Denco's Crockett Again-Arctic Tundra Bird Dog. Doug Dix, owner and handler.
2d-ROCK SOLID TUCKER, 1670005, setter male, by Lightening Flash Abe-Oswego's Shore Oaks Annie. Brian Dix, owner and handler.
3d-COAL CREEK RIP, 1680487, setter male, by Attitude's True Grit-Hunter Run's Lady's Choice. Jonathan Green, owner; Adam Dubriske, handler.

Coal Creek Rip22

Coal Creek Rip Third in the Open Shooting Dog Stake

Judges Kelly Hays and James Kennedy
MICHAEL S. ROBINSON OPEN PUPPY - 1 Pointer and 6 Setters

1st--LONG GONE JUNIPER, 197884, setter female, by Long Gone DeQuan-Lilleyhill's Dream Come True. Lloyd Murray, owner; Tony Bly, handler.
2d-PAUCEK'S YEAGER, unreg., setter male, by Long Gone Studly-Paucek's Black Pearl. Kellie Short, owner and handler.
3d-ROCK SOLID RONNIE, 1700176, setter female, by Lightning Flash Remington-Grouse Ridge Lazer. Bob Arkley, owner and handler.
Judges: Anthony Bly and Cal Robinson
BERNIE MURRAY AMATEUR SHOOTING DOG - 3 Pointers and 16 Setters

1st--PAUCEK'S LITTLE TOMMY TUCKER, 1679370, setter male, by Long Gone Wallace-Paucek's Hickory Roxy. Kellie Short, owner and handler.
2d- LIGHTNING FLASH REMINGTON, 1687367, setter male, by Denco's Crockett Again-Arctic Tundra Bird Dog. Doug Dix, owner and handler.
3d-LONG GONE PORKY, 1671466, setter male, by Long Gone Boston-D J's Latest Flame. Lloyd Murray, owner and handler.
Judges: Bob Arkley and Deborah Kennedy
AMATEUR PUPPY - 1 Pointer and 7 Setters

1st--LONG GONE KIX, 1694018, setter female, by Long Gone Studly-Paucek's Black Pearl. Long Gone Kennels, owner; Robert McCullen, handler.
2d-LONG GONE JUNIPER, 1697884, setter female, by Long Gone DeQuan-Lilleyhill's Dream Come True. Lloyd Murray, owner and handler.
3d-J P'S PICCOLA BELLEZZA, 1694958, setter female, by Rock Solid Romeo-Rock Solid Reba. John L. Peracca, Jr., owner and handler.
Judges: Adam Dubriske and Robert Lang
OPEN SHOOTING DOG - 2 Pointers and 3 Setters

1st--PAUCEK'S DORMIN, 1689478, setter female, by Deadwater Jake-Deadwater Wissah. Kellie Short, owner and handler.
Judges: Roy Hargreaves and Kellie Short
AMATEUR DERBY - 3 Pointers and 1 Setter

1st--MOONLITE'S CROWN JEWEL, 1694473, pointer female, by Miller's Heat Seeker-Moonlite Yellow Jacket. Frank Joyal, owner and handler.
2d- ONCE IN A BLUE MOON, 1695576, pointer female, by Miller's Heat Seeker-Moonlight Yellow Jacket. Frank Joyal, owner and handler.