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Carolina Celebration Open Shooting Dog Classic

Association of South Carolina Field Trial Clubs

By Billy Kerr | Apr 12, 2019
From left: Lauren Kerr, Hayes Kerr (George Tracy’s great grandson); Billy Kerr,  and George Tracy with first place Miller’s Heat Seeker.

Allendale, S. C. — The third installment of the Carolina Celebration at the Yadkin Ridge property in Allendale, S. C., featured 84 shooting dogs and ran over the course of seven days. After changing venue to Yadkin Ridge, the numbers of entries have increased every year, with it increasing by 13 in 2019.

Throughout the week the dogs and handlers put on quite a show making big moves through the rolling hills of Yadkin Ridge while moving 180 coveys. Yadkin Ridge provides a field trial enthusiast a great opportunity to watch a dog perform at their highest level. One can sit on top of the many hills and watch a dog show off their range pushing to the front and rimming the edges of fields. A spectator also has the chance to see a dog show off their hunting skills with the plentiful bird population Yadkin Ridge provides.

A new addition to the grounds this year was a perimeter fence that runs along the road that splits the morning and afternoon courses. This made the handlers feel safer letting their dogs make the correct moves when the courses edge close to the road. Without the permission of the owners, Jim Kennedy and Alex Taylor, we would not be able to witness any of these dogs perform at this wonderful property so we want to extend a big thank you to them for allowing us to run on their elite grounds.

The trial was conducted by the Lowcountry Bird Dog Association and Clarendon Farms with their staff. The Clarendon staff was great once again. Dillon Shaffer and I marshalled and made sure each handler knew which way the courses went.

John Ferguson, a seasoned employee at Clarendon, was in charge of dog wagon duty, ensuring all of his passengers had a chance to get the best view of each dog. Some days John had as many as ten riders on the dog wagon.

We thank Lauren Kerr for all the hard work she put in behind the scenes doubling as secretary and cook. Lauren, with the help of Casey Hollander, Murphy Renfroe and Annie Turnage, took on the biggest job of the week, cooking dinners for everyone each night, as many as forty guests. The handlers’ dinner was a delicious low country boil, maintaining a tradition that was started three years ago.

Thanks to the owners of the 2018 winner Sugarknoll War Paint — Peter and Chris Del Collo and Allen R. Linder — who provided a pulled pork dinner for everyone in attendance on Tuesday.

This year’s judges, Daryl Thomas, Jr. of Albany, Ga., and Tom Brigman of Rose Hill, N. C., had a long week with having to ride 42 braces but they did a great job giving each dog a fair chance to perform. Both being experienced field trialers and bird dog men they were the right choice to judge this trial. We thank them for providing their time.

We want to extend a big thank you to Purina for sponsoring the event and providing dog feed to the winners. We also again want to give a huge thank you to the plantation owners Jim Kennedy and Alex Taylor. Without their permission to use their wonderful property, none of this would have been possible. Grounds like these make field trials enjoyable for all who attend.

THE WINNERS

Taking first place was Miller’s Heat Seeker, white and orange pointer male handled by George Tracy and owned by Muriel and Bill Primm, Dennis Hood and Jack and Fran Miller.

Heat Seeker ran in the 23rd brace on Thursday afternoon. The temperature matched the dog’s name, reaching 77° during his brace.

Turned loose in the bottom near the wooden bridge, Seeker was seen crossing the green field and making right turn in the pine strip on the other side. He scored his first covey find at 7 on the left side of the pine strips. After crossing the next bridge Seeker was pointed out rimming the big deer plot on the left and seen disappearing into the piney woods going over the next hill. After reaching the base of the hill the handler called point at 16 on top of hill. Standing tall Seeker scored his second find as the covey was flushed. While moving into quail valley as field trial participants started calling it after seeing many coveys in this bottom, Seeker scored two more covey finds at 18 and 22. After catching the front Seeker was seen moving up the right side of the hill and scored a back at 26. Seeker was turned loose and was pointed out rimming the top of the hill on the left and pointed at 32 on the side of the hill. Covey rose with the dog standing strong and steady. After making the left turn in the corner handler called point again at 37 going up the next hill. Standing proud a covey was flushed. Coming up over the big hill Seeker was seen making a big strong move off to the right through the bottom to the front.

Heat Seeker scored his next covey at 47 after crossing the beaver pond dam. Moving to the front Seeker scored a divided find with his bracemate at 51. Heat Seeker made the left turn by the road and was seen rimming the hillside by the road. Not long after dog was seen moving to the front point was called by the scout at 57 on top of the hill. Seeker’s final move was going to the front in the bottom at pickup. With nine covey finds and a strong forward race everyone knew Heat Seeker and handler George Tracy put on a performance that was going to be hard to beat.

Second was Just Thrillin, white and liver pointer male handled by Tommy Rice and owned by Keith Finlayson of Tallahassee, Fla. Just Thrillin was in the 22nd brace and ran the first course in the afternoon. Not long after breakaway Thrillin scored his first covey find at 6 going up through the long pine strips. While cresting the next hill in the pine strips Tommy pointed out Thrillin making a big move through the next bottom and going up the right side by road. Reaching the next hilltop Thrillin was found standing at 13 where he scored his second covey find. The pointer male stopped again at 15, standing proud as Tommy flushed another covey. With two nice coveys back to back it was looking like the birds were really starting to move. Thrillin moved through the piney woods and was pointed out by the handler making a nice move up the right side before making the hard left turn. Once through the next bottom Thrillin pointed off to the left on top of hill at 34 before the wooden bridge crossing.

After crossing the wooden bridge Thrillin was sent to the right where he had a short absence and was next seen crossing back to the handler from the right on top of the hill. Thrillin scored another covey find at 48. Dog made the turn back toward the wooden bridge crossing and moved to the front. Once reaching the top of the last hill before the bridge crossing Thrillin was pointed out to the left crossing the front. While moving to the front the dog started working hard and pointed at 58 in the bottom — another covey find. Just Thrillin ended his hour with six stylish covey finds and a strong forward race.

Placed third was Reedy Creek Dial Tone, white and black pointer male handled by Mike Tracy and owned by Joe McHugh of Boston, Ga. Dial Tone ran in the 31st brace and ran on the first course in the morning. Dial Tone started his hour scoring a back off the breakaway. Moving to the front he scored his first covey  at 6 on the edge of the road. Dial Tone ran nicely to the front, never out of pocket, tuned in with his handler. After making the cut through, Dial Tone then  made  a big move  ahead up the right side through the piney woods. Next time Dial Tone was seen was on point at 37 to the right of the feed trail. Standing boldly, the covey flushed.

After crossing the pond Dial Tone made some nice moves to the front, showing perfectly. Before we made the right turn by the road, Mike called point at 56, recording his third covey find. At time Dial Tone was seen pushing the front out of sight into the bottom. Throughout the hour Dial Tone ran smoothly, strong to the front, showed off his hunting skills on a course where birds were sparse during the trial.

The Running

Armstrong Mountain Dusty (PM/M. Tracy) and Erin’s Battle Cry (PM/ Raynor). Dusty’s hour ended quickly with a refusal to back off the breakaway. Battle Cry set the tone early scoring a covey find off the breakaway at 1. Battle Cry scored again with handler finding him standing on the left at 11. Battle Cry moved up the edge of the dove field and pointed again at 15. He made some pretty swinging moves to the front and was found pointed at 42 before the pond crossing. After crossing the pond Battle Cry was seen crossing to the front on the hillside from right to left. He finished his hour out of sight to the front.

Steel City Storm (PM/J. Tracy) ran a strong forward race. He made a nice move up the left side of brood field and while crossing the front pointed beside a plum thicket at 45. Covey was flushed and everything was in order. After reaching the top of the hill across from the kennel Jeanette’s dog made a big move to the front and was found standing at 58 scoring another covey find. Storm finished his hour on that find. Pointer female Sand Mountain Icy made some nice moves to the front, wasn’t pleasing Mike Tracy and was picked up 25.

Pine Straw Sweet Tea (SF/J. Tracy) ran a nice forward race, scoring her first covey find at 3 across from the bunk-house on a pretty relocation. Tea hunted pleasantly through the piney woods and scored a back at 28. After shortening up her handler decided to pick up at 45. Captain Sam (SM/Raynor) ran a hunting race. Having unproductives at 19 and 28 Sam’s hour ended.

Bulltaeo (PM/M. Tracy) ran a strong forward race making big moves to the front. While crossing the front heading back to the wooden bridge a covey rose and the dog was picked up at 49. Pointer male Foolish Agin wasn’t pleasing Raynor and was picked up at 20.

Landcruiser Benny (SM/J.Tracy) put down a nice forward race, scoring his first find at 4 in the pine strips. Benny scored a back at 20. After turning loose a covey rose and Benny didn’t stop at 22 to end his hour. Beckworth’s Firefighter (PM/A. York) started strong running a big forward race. He scored a covey find at 20 in quail alley. After shortening up the handler decided to pick up at 30.

Both Miller’s Honor Code (PM/G. Tracy) and Sandy Jill Jake (PM/Raynor) had shortlived bids. Honor had a mistake at 8, and Jake’s came at 5.

Cory’s Easy Holy Water (PF/G. Tracy) scored first off breakaway on a nice covey find. Water was last seen making a big move up hillside to the front. Handler asked for the retrieval unit at 30. Lone Tree Splish Splash (PF/ Gellhaus) was found standing off the breakaway at 4 on a covey, made some big moves to the front and got out of pocket. The retrieval device was requested at 32.

Wake Up Maggie (SF/Raynor) was found standing at 4 before the pond crossing. Covey was flushed and everything was in order. Crossing the pond dam Maggie made a nice move up over the next hill and was found standing to the front at 11 on another covey. After shortening up the handler decided to pick her up. Moonlite Yellow Jacket (PF/M. Tracy) pointed off the breakaway to the left on a covey at 1. Jacket was seen making nice moves to the front after crossing the pond dam. Once we moved back across the pond dam Jacket was seen making a big move to the right. After crossing back to the front handler called point at 51. A big covey was flushed with everything in order. Jacket finished the hour pushing to the front.

Daniel’s Creek White Hawk (PM/ Gellhaus) started strong on the ground and was found standing far to the right across from the kennel at 7 on a covey. After making turn across from the kennel Hawk was seen far to the front heading into the pines across from the bunkhouse. Once in the pines Hawk was seen moving up the fenceline next to the road. Hawk was corralled at the bottom and was seen backing after crossing through the bottom at 32. Once through the planted pines Hawk was seen making a big move across the green field heading up the hill to the right. After a small absence handler moved dog to the front and called point on top of the hill. While riding to the find birds rose and flight of birds was called. Hawk finished his hour pushing to the front in the big bottom. Sugarknoll War Paint (PM/G. Tracy) ran his normal hard running big race. He was pointed out making a big move up the right side across from the bunkhouse and whirled and pointed at 19 on  field edge. Standing steady, a covey was flushed and everything was in order. Moving into the piney woods War Paint swung to the front and was sent up the hill through the bottom. At 32 War Paint was found standing on top of the hill on a covey; Hawk was backing. After making the creek crossing through the planted pines War Paint was seen making a nice cast up the left side of the hill. Handler called point once reaching the top of the hill at 42 on another covey. War Paint caught the front and pointed again at 51 off the feed trail. After a perfect 30 yard relocation, War Paint pinned the covey. Birds were flushed and everything was in order. War Paint caught the front and was seen  off in the distance at pickup pushing the front up the next hillside through the big bottom.

Great River Mackenzie (PM/J. Tracy) began strong, making some big moves to the front. With no birds by 48 handler picked up. Song Writer (PM/Martino) ran a big, forward race but got out of pocket and the retrieval unit was asked for at 27.

Sandland Miracle Hodge (PM/M. Tracy) ran a nice forward hunting race but a mishap at 9 on a covey ended his hour early. Pointer male Quail Roost Accolade ran nicely to the front,  was not pleasing Martino and was up at 30.

Good Reason Farkleberry (SM/J. Tracy) and Little White Lies (PF/Martino). Turned loose in the big green field across the bridge, Farkleberry was seen standing on top of hill at 3 on a covey. Not long after handler called point at bottom of the hill in quail alley at 7 on another covey. Dog wasn’t pleasing handler and was picked up at 17. White Lies scored a back at 3. She started to shorten up and handler didn’t like what he saw and decided to pick up at 10.

Seminole Wind (PF/M. Tracy) began her hour off with a covey on the breakaway at 3. The classy female made big moves to the front and was pointed out multiple times to the front. After crossing the pond handler called point at 48 beside a bicolor patch. Covey was flushed and everything was in order. Wind was seen at pickup rimming the right side of the next hill. Thrill Me (PF/Rice) ran a nice controlled race making nice moves to the front and hunting throughout. She scored her first and only find at 42 after a nice relocation on top of the hill after crossing the pond dam. Thrill was seen at pickup crossing to the left and to the front.

Miller’s Braveheart (PM/G. Tracy) ran a big forward race but got out of pocket at 25 and the retrieval unit was needed. Crazy Mountain Buck (SM/ Raynor) ran a nice forward race but a step on a covey find at 10 ended his hour.

Erin’s Rising Star (SF/Littlejohn) ran to the front and scored early off the breakaway at 1. Star pointed again at 11 with another covey in front of her. While moving up the fenceline across from the kennel Star had a mishap on a covey which ended her hour at 24. Knight’s White Lady (PF/Gellhaus) ran a big forward race. She got out of pocket at 42 and the retrieval unit was needed.

McRee’s Roxanne (PF/Raynor) put down a big forward race but was out of pocket at 35 and the retrieval unit was needed. Miller’s Handsome Ransom (PM/G. Tracy) ran a big forward race making nice moves to the front. Without any birds by 50 handler picked up. The heat really affected both dogs this brace.

Miller’s War Bonnet (PF/M. Tracy) ran a good race, made nice moves to the front and pointed at 18. No birds were produced. At 25 handler elected to pick up. Zumbro Stinky Pete (PM/Gellhaus) ran a big forward race, pointed at 18 but handler elected to move on because birds had already left. Pete scored a find at 42 in the bottom to the right. Pete wasn’t making any money with only one find and was picked up.

Bail Me Out (PM/M. Tracy) scored off the breakaway at 2 with a big covey being flushed. The dog was pushed to the front and seen making a big move across the hillside to the right. The stylish pointer scored again at 9 to the front. A covey was flushed with Out standing tall. After a small absence Out was seen crossing way to the front in the next bottom going from right to left. Handler called point at 16 with birds rising as everyone rode to the find. Moving to the front the dog was seen rimming the bottom side of the hill on right and pointed at the base of the hill at 24 with another covey being flushed. After crossing the pond dam Out hunted his way to the front and was found standing off the feed trail at 35. No birds being produced and Out was moved on. Crossing through the bottom dog was seen making a nice move up the left side. Crossing the front handler called point at 46 to the front. Covey rose and Out stood tall. Out scored again at 49 on another covey. After making the turn the dog was seen hunting the hillside to the front when he whirled and pointed at 54. Covey was flushed with everything in order. Bail Me Out finished his hour rimming the thick bottom to the right crossing the front going out of sight. Sandwood Creek (PF/Raynor) scored off the breakaway at 4. A covey was flushed with Creek standing steady. In the turn before the road, Creek had a mishap on a covey ending her hour at 6.

Caladen’s Davinci (SM/Raynor)  started strong pointing off the breakaway at 1. Birds were flushed with everything in order. Moving up the big hill he pointed in a group of small pines on the hillside at 15. With a covey being flushed he scored his second find. Before the pond crossing Davinci was seen making a big move up the right side through the piney woods. Dog wasn’t seen after making the pond crossing and the retrieval unit was called for at 48. Hightailing Penny (PF/M. Tracy) ran a nice forward race having a mistake on top of the big hill to end her hour.

Coosawhatchie Smooth Ride (PM/M. Tracy) ran a good hunting race to the front. Before turning on top of the hill handler called point, producing no birds. Ride ended his hour with a second unproductive at 22. Setter female Sandland Sassy Creek ran a big forward race but not pleasing Raynor was up at 22.

Lone Tree Showbiz (PM/Gellhaus) had a big forward race scoring his first find at 20 off the feed trail with flight of birds being called while riding to find. Making big moves in the open hills across from the kennel, Showbiz scored his second covey find at 34. With the dog getting hot at 50 handler elected to pick up. Erin’s Country Thunder (PM/G. Tracy) made some big moves to the front during his hour. After crossing the pond dam dog was pointed out way to front rimming the far hill. With no birds by 50 handler decided to pick up.

Miss Annie (PF/Raynor) was scratched. Just Thrillin (PM/Rice) was covered previously.

Miller’s Heat Seeker’s (PM/G. Tracy) effort was detailed earlier. Seekin A Thrill (PM/Rice) started strong pointing off the breakaway at 2 on a covey. Moving to the front he scored a back at 7 and 16 after crossing the bridge. While moving up the right side Thrill pointed to the right in the bottom at 19 on another covey. After making a big move to the front point was called on the right at 26. No bird was produced and he was moved on. After crossing the pond he moved up the right side and pointed in the bottom at 42. Another covey was flushed with everything in order. Thrill scored a back at 47 and a divided find at 51. An unproductive ended his hour at 53.

Ladywood’s Miss Daisy (SF/J. Tracy) began her hour pointing at 10 by a bicolor patch, with a covey being flushed. Daisy hunted to the front and pointed at 17, producing a single. After crossing the bottom she pointed again at 23 producing no birds. The setter was pushed to the front and pointed at 31 on the left side of the feed trail producing another covey. Her hour was ended with a second unproductive at 41. Miller’s Unbridled Forever (PM/G. Tracy) had a mishap at 10 and was picked up.

Cheyenne Jack (PM/M. Tracy) ran a big race but got out of pocket and the retrieval unit was asked for at 25. Miller’s Hennessey (PM/Martino) began strong pointing off the breakaway and at 4 on two nice coveys. He ran a nice forward race but wasn’t pleasing handler and was picked up at 40.

Talladega (PM/Martino) scored a covey find at 15 and had an unproductive at 17. His hour ended at 24. Miller’s Vanilla Snow (PF/M. Tracy) ran a big forward race but was picked up at 27.

Charitable Deed (PF/ Rice) carded her first find at 6 off to the right. After a relocation birds rose and dog stopped to flush. Deed made some nice moves to the front and pointed crossing the road on top of the big hill across from the kennel. Covey was flushed and everything was in order. Not making any money, Deed was picked up. Pack’in A Punch (PM/ M.Tracy) pointed at 3, producing no birds. Punch made a big move to the front and pointed in bottom across from the lodge at 28 with a covey being flushed, everything in order. Not pleasing handler Punch’s hour ended at 41.

Lily On Bee (SF/Littlejohn) put down a nice forward race but refused to back at 15 and was picked up. Riviera (PM/J. Tracy) made a big move up the hill in the pine strips with the gallery calling point on top of the hill at 8 in the pine strips. Covey was flushed with everything in order. After crossing through bottom and heading up the next hill handler called point at 15 on another covey. Making the turn and heading toward the bottom crossing Riviera carded another covey find 28. After making the crossing he pointed again at 32; another covey was flushed. Once across the wooden bridge, dog was sent to the left and pointed in the bottom at 40. After a 15-yard relocation, the birds were pinned and covey was flushed. Riviera scored two more covey finds at 47 and 50. He finished to the front heading up the left side.

The Slight Edge (PM/M. Tracy)  made a big move to the front and pointed at 7 producing no birds. Not pleasing the handler he was picked up at 25. Grand Prairie Thrill (PF/Rice) pointed off the breakaway; no birds were found. Thrill got out of pocket and the retrieval unit was asked for at 32.

Pointer male Erin’s War Creek ran a nice forward race with George Tracy calling point at 27 in the turn by the road. Producing no birds the dog was moved on. At 31 the stylish pointer scored a covey find. Recording his second unproductive at 33 his hour was ended. Bombs Away (PM/Rice) ran a forward hunting race scoring quickly at 5 on a good covey. He scored again at 9 and 17 after making a big move through the bottom. Away recorded two more quick covey finds at 26 and 31. The pointer male crossed the front and pointed at 38 on the left; after a relocation the birds were pinned and the covey was flushed. Hunting to the front up the right side time was called and not long after point was called by the scout way to the right. A covey was flushed and everything was in order.

Reedy Creek Dial Tone was covered earlier. Thunderbird Fynnigan (SM/ Gellhaus) had an unproductive off the breakaway. His hour ended when he refused to back at 6.

Pointer male Bully Rock ran a short hunting race and wasn’t pleasing Mike Tracy and was picked up at 13. Bo Bunda (PM/Martino) pushed hard to the front and moved up the pine strips to left. Point was called by scout Murphy Renfroe at 5. A covey was flushed with everything in order. Coming through the bottom he pointed again but produced no birds. With birds in the air and dog moving his hour ended at 13 before the pond crossing.

Bully Bragg (PM/M. Tracy) started strong making a big move to the front and seen going up the next hill. Riding closer handler called point at 9. A covey was flushed and everything was in order. Making the left turn on top of the hill across from the kennel the dog was seen making a big move to the front. Retrieval unit was requested at 30 after making the right toward the kennel. Jessie’s Bojangles (SM/J. Tracy) ran a nice forward race. With no birds by the half handler picked up.

Steel City Karen (PF/J. Tracy) began her hour pointing  at 3 on a covey. Karen moved nicely to the front and pointed in the pine strips on top of the hill at 8 on another covey. Moving into the bottom both dogs went on point at 11 on a covey. Karen made a big move to the front in the left hand loop. Karen was next seen pointing at 26 before making the bottom crossing; another covey, everything in order. She pointed right after making the bottom crossing at 32 but no birds. After crossing the wooden bridge, Karen was sent up the right side and went over the hill out of sight. Scout called point to the left before making the right turn at 45. With no birds seen Karen’s hour was ended. Irresistible Thrill (PF/Rice) pointed off the breakaway at 2 by the horse pasture fence; a nice covey was flushed, everything in order. Thrill found another covey at 4. She moved up the left side in the pine strips and was seen pointing on a divided find at 11. Making a move up the right side Thrill was found pointed off to the right in a bicolor patch; producing no birds she was moved on. Moving into the left hand loop she was seen far to the front going up over the hill out of sight. While making the left turn scout called point off in the distance to the right. Covey was flushed and everything was in order. Across the wooden bridge dog was seen working birds. With birds rising and dog still in motion Thrill’s hour ended at 40.

Born on Fourth July (PM/Gellhaus) ran a big forward race. When crossing the power line on the right, the dog stopped and pointed at 15 on the edge of deer patch. Covey was flushed, everything was in order. Moving to the front he scored a back at 18 but wasn’t pleasing handler and was picked up. Miller’s Just Plain Rowdy (PM/G. Tracy) ran a big forward race and made a big move to the right before crossing back over the wooden bridge. After a small absence, handler called point in the bottom at the end of the pine strips at 18 on a covey. Moving to the front Rowdy was seen making big moves to the front rimming the big hills in open part of the course. Moving to the front dog was seen crossing far to the right toward the duck pond and point was called by the scout off to the right at 38 on a covey. At 42 Tracy called point. No birds were found. Rowdy was seen pushing to the front at pickup before the pond crossing.

Waybetter Rocky’s (PM/M. Tracy)   hour began with a covey find off the breakaway at 1. He scored again right away at 3 after a perfect relocation. After catching the front Rocky pointed on the hillside by the road at 9 on another covey. Rocky moved to the front and crossed the green field and pointed on the edge of the bottom at 17. Standing tall a covey was flushed and everything was in order. Rocky pointed quickly again at 20 of the edge of the field with birds being flushed. He stopped again at 22; no birds were moved. Rocky moved to the front and was seen pointing in the bottom at 31. A covey was flushed with everything in order. At 34 dog was ridden up on standing by the feed trail. No birds were found and his hour ended at 34. Hillhavyn’s Good Time Rail (PF/Martino) pointed off the breakaway at 2, no birds produced. Moving to the front she scored her first covey find at 4 and had a stop to flush at 6. Her hour ended when she refused to back at 9.

Touch’s Mae Mobley (PF/G. Tracy) moved hard to the front, scout calling point at 5; handler couldn’t see her. When birds were put to flight by bracemate Ironstone Lone Star (SM/Martino), she decided to move on and was picked up. Lone Star pointed a covey off the breakaway. At 5 she refused to back, ending her hour.

Sassy Creek (PF/J. Tracy) ran nice forward race but a mishap on a covey at 30 ended her hour. Northwoods Charles (PM/ Gellhaus) ran a big forward race but a mishap on the hillside at 16 ended his hour.

Kingsman (PM/M.Tracy) hunted nicely to front and was seen pointed at 6 with birds rising before we reached the dog. Kingsman had an unproductive at 20 and was picked up at 43. Chippewa Warrior (PM/J. Tracy) scored a back at 6. Moving to the front he was found standing before the pond crossing at 10 with a single being produced. Two unproductives at 34 and 46 ended his hour early.

Pointer female Hillhavyn’s Wild Child ran a nice forward race but with no birds by 45 Jeanette Tracy elected to pick up. Backcountry Tornado (PF/M. Tracy) scored early with a covey find at 3. With two unproductives at 8 and 11 her hour ended early.

Attitude’s Candy Crush (PF/Gellhaus) started her hour with a covey find at 5 on top of the hill. She scored another  in the bottom at 8. She next made a big move up the left side in the pine strip on the other side of the field. Pointing in the pine strip at 16, she was relocated, birds rising during her relocation. She was picked up. Miller’s Lock and Loaded (PM/G. Tracy)  had an unproductive at 3. He ran a big forward race but with no more birds he was up at 26.

Miller’s Miss Calamity Jane (PF/G. Tracy) was found by scout standing off the breakaway far to the left at 5. A covey was flushed, everything in order. She made some nice moves to the front and was found standing at 18 on another covey. Not making any money, handler elected to pick up at 18. Grand Woodlands Dallas (PF/J. Tracy) ran hard to the front and scored a back at 5. Failure to back at 18 ended her hour.

Allendale, S. C., March 11

Judges: Tom Brigman and Daryl Thomas, Jr.

CAROLINA CELEBRATION OPEN SHOOTING DOG CLASSIC

[One-Hour Heats] — 66 Pointers and 18 Setters

1st—MILLER’S HEAT SEEKER, 1674886, pointer male, by Just Irresistible—Miller’s Bring The Heat. Muriel & Bill Primm, Dennis Hood, Jack & Fran Miller, owners; George Tracy, handler.

2d—JUST THRILLIN, 1661536, pointer male, by Just Irresistible—Snow Thrill. Keith Finlayson, owner; Tommy Rice, handler.

3d—REEDY CREEK DIAL TONE, 1673570, pointer male, by Miller’s Dialing In—White Diamond Sally. Joe McHugh, owner; Mike Tracy, handler.

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