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Result: Mid-South Amateur Field Trial Club

Location: Blue Mountain, Mississippi

Post Date: Feb 20, 2024

Submitted By: Ken Walker

Mid-South AAF23

Amateur All-Age Winners (l-r): Jeremy Taylor (judge), Billy Blackwell with Como Rain, David Russell with Haney's Hurricane Seeker, Rachel Russell, Billy's grandkids, and Chris Weatherly (judge). Not pictured: Cochise B for Dr. Marion Brown.

The Midsouth Field Trial Club held its annual renewal on December 15-17, 2023, at the Hell Creek WMA in Blue Mountain, Mississippi. Due to many conflicting trial dates in the area, this year's entry was down from previous years' running. Nonetheless, ideal weather prevailed, and all the winners this year were well-deserving. Special thanks to Chris Weatherly, who rode the judicial saddle for all three stakes. Joining Chris this year were Mike Small, Joey McAlexander, and Jeremy Taylor, who pitched in to sort out the shooting dogs, derbies, and all-age dogs respectfully.

One highlight this year was 79-year-old Billy Blackwell saddling up once again to guide all-age first-place winner Como Rain to a two-find performance. Rachel, David, and the grandkids were all there to witness! Other stake winners are shown below.

Blue Mountain, Miss., December 15
Judges: Mike Small and Chris Weatherly
AMATEUR SHOOTING DOG [One-Hour Heats] - 7 Pointers and 1 Setter

1st-THE LOVELY LADY MAY, 1702016, pointer female, by Dominator's Rebel Heir-Gal Gadot. Joe & Tessa Hughes, owners.
2d-J MAPLE JESTER, 1675700, pointer female, by J Maple Jake-Coldwater Queen Kate. Joe & Tessa Hughes, owners.
3d-COOPER'S REBEL BUDDY, 1692027, pointer male, by Dominator's Rebel Heir-Game Snow. Bryce Cooper, owner and handler.

Judges: Joey McAlexander and Chris Weatherly
AMATEUR DERBY - 8 Pointers and 2 Setters

1st-COLDWATER CRACKERJACK, 1702009, pointer male, by Coldwater Odyssey-Coldwater Fancy Like. Gary McKibben, owner and handler.
2d-MISS ARKANSAS, 1705667, pointer female, by Lester's Storm Surge-Game Snow. Mike Lemons, owner and handler.
3d-MOJO RISIN, 1702108, pointer male, by Lester's Storm Surge-Welsh's All In. Jeremy & Tammy Taylor, owners; Jeremy Taylor, handler.

Judges: Jeremy Taylor and Chris Weatherly
AMATEUR ALL-AGE [One-Hour Heats] - 8 Pointers and 2 Setters

1st-COMO RAIN, 1687713, pointer male, by Skyfall-Catch Me Dot. B. K. & Rachel Blackwell & David Russell, owners; Billy Blackwell, handler.
2d-HANEY'S HURRICANE SEEKER, 1698759, pointer male, by Ransom-Haney's North Star. David Russell, owner and handler.
3d-COCHISE B, 1695918, setter male, by Shagtime Max-Shagtime Hope. Marion Brown, owner and handler.