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Pheasant Championship

YANKEE WATERFOWLERS HRC PHEASANT CHAMPIONSHIP

Sunday, October 23, 2022 Sugarbrook WMA – Plainfield, CT

8:00 AM Handlers meeting

8:30 AM First Teams Starts

Entry Fee: $100 / for member team (2 gunners/ 1 dog). $110 for non-member teamIncludes shells and birds. Teams may take home the bagged birds for their dining pleasure.

Limited to 20 teams (2 gunners/1dog) Plaques will be awarded to the top 4 teams.

Special awards (recognition in the official results) for:

High Scoring Female Team
High Scoring Mixed Gender Team
High Scoring Junior Shooter Team (<17 yrs)
High Scoring Veteran Dog (>8 yrs)
High Scoring Young Dog (<2 yrs)

SAFETY IS OUR PRIMARY CONCERN AT THIS EVENT. PLEASE BE SAFE!

Dogs will be scored but not judged. Style is not a factor but dogs may not run wild and must actively hunt. Rules are designed for a fun hunt. Decisions of the scorers and PC chairperson will be final. If you have questions concerning the rules please ask the chairperson.

Rules

Concept

A team of 2 hunters and 1 dog will enter a field in which 4 pheasants have been planted. They have 25 minutes to find and bag all birds. Points will be accumulated based on the number of birds flushed, bagged, shells remaining, and time remaining.

Teams

Each team consists of 2 hunters (1 must be a YWHRC member) and 1 dog (must be owned by a YWHRC member-not necessarily one of the team members). Dogs may only run once during the day. Hunters, however, may be members of multiple teams. Each hunter will be given only 4 shells by YWHRC. Hunters may not share shells with their hunting partner. The dog may wear a flat collar and bell if desired. NO ELECTRONIC COLLARS or other training aids are allowed, except a traditional whistle. Hunters must wear a hunters orange hat and vest/coat and above all must be aware of gun and dog safety.

The Field

The field will be of reasonable size and clearly defined by flags, ropes, or natural boundaries. Dogs must be kept within the field boundaries and under control at all times. A dog may leave the field to retrieve a downed bird. Any bird flushed from outside the field boundaries will be a NO BIRD.

Scoring

Flush 10 points
A maximum of 4 flushes may be scored during a hunt.
Full Retrieve 10 points
Dog must bring bird back to within one step of the hunter.
Assisted Retrieve 5 points – If hunter has to assist in the retrieve.
Bagged Bird 20 points
Unfired Shells 6 points per shell


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