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Field Trial Report

Mid-Coast Maine Field Trial Club

By Russell Ogilvie | Jul 11, 2018
Open Shooting Dog Winners. From left: Dee with Cal Robinson, The Guardian with Mike Flewelling and Wynot Whitney with Steve Forrest.

Prospect, Me. — The Mid-Coast Maine Field Trial Club held is annual spring quail trial May 19-20 at Prospect, Me.

The weather allowed for cool morn- ings while warming up as the day progressed. We were fortunate to have a breeze to keep most of the black flies at bay and the rain held off on both days until our running was completed.

While we missed seeing a few trialers from away, we were pleasantly surprised to have other seasoned trialers stop by to catch up and help out.

This year we had scheduled for Puppy, Derby, and Shooting Dog Stakes on Saturday. On Sunday, we scheduled Gun Dog, Derby, and Shooting Dog Stakes. Unfortunately, we did not have enough Derbies to hold those stakes this year.


The Puppy Stake opened up the weekend with 14 entrants. It is good to see a lot of young up-and-coming dogs let loose along with some new trialers steering them.

When the last brace was picked up, the judges convened and announced the placements. The blue ribbon went to Boomer of Blackwater, guided around the course by first-time trialer Cole Cullins. Boomer caught the judges’ eyes early as he covered the course with plenty of style and bottom. His snappy hunting style would have made any handler proud. Second was Cairds War Train. Bob Little brought this young dog up from the south and I think it ran all the way. “Ray” has run and plenty of drive. Rounding out the placements was Paucek’s Little Tommy Tucker which had a very nice run as well and handled nicely for Kellie Short, hitting the cover with enthusiasm.

The Shooting Dog on Saturday was won by Wynot Whitney (Steve Forrest) which had a strong ground race and clean bird work on multiple finds. The Guardian had multiple finds as well but suffered an unproductive to earn second. Both “Chip” and Mike Flewelling worked hard to locate a quail buried in an alder tangle to save an additional unproductive. Placed third was Dee (Cal Robinson) which had several finds herself with an unproductive but had a shorter ground race.

The Open Shooting Dog on Sunday had a smaller draw but had some really fine dog work.

Cairds Little Macy Mae (Little) took the blue ribbon with a strong ground race without a bracemate as well as being perfect on multiple finds.

The brace of the weekend was between Wynot Whitney (Forrest) and Spring Brook Maximus (Ogilvie). Both dogs broke away strong and covered the course with multiple finds each. Max was a little late to the party on a few so had to settle for the honor. Whitney took home the red ribbon and Max was handed the yellow.

I would like to thank the judges and club members for helping out wherever they could to make this trial successful. From food set up to planting quail, it takes everyone to make it happen. A fun and relaxing weekend was had by all.

Prospect, Me., May 19

Judges: Mike Flewelling and Steve Forrest

OPEN PUPPY — 8 Pointers and 6 Setters

1st—BOOMER OF BLACKWATER, 1676576, pointer female, by The Guardian—Let’s Roll Possum. Cole Cullins, owner and handler.

2d—CAIRDS WAR TRAIN, 1678126, pointer female, by Sugarknoll War Paint—Sizzlin Julie. Robert Little, owner and handler.

3d—PAUCEK’S LITTLE TOMMY TUCKER, 1679370, setter female, by Long Gone Wallace— Paucek’s Hickory Roxy. Kellie Short, owner and handler.

Judges: Jon Cullen and Mike Flewelling

OPEN SHOOTING DOG — 7 Pointers and 1 Setter

1st—CAIRDS LITTLE MACY MAE, 1656016, pointer female, by Chasehill Little Bud— Richfield Stella. Robert Little, owner and handler.

2d—WYNOT WHITNEY, 1651304, pointer female, by Wild Apple Jack—Wynot Belle. Steven Forrest, owner and handler.

3d—SPRING BROOK MAXIMUS, 1657296, pointer female, by Chasehill Little Bud— Riley’s Rowdy Shadow. Russell Ogilvie, owner and handler.

Judges: Russell Ogilvie and Laird Townsend

OPEN SHOOTING DOG — 8 Pointers and 4 Setters

1st—WYNOT WHITNEY, 1651304, pointer female, by Wild Apple Jack—Wynot Belle. Steven Forrest, owner and handler.

2d—THE GUARDIAN, 1645545, pointer female, by Thunderhills Zeus—Little Hope Dot Com. Mike Flewelling, owner and handler.

3d—DEE, unreg., setter female, by Long Gone Murphy—Long Gone Madison. Calvin Robinson, owner and handler.


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