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Result: Hell Creek Field Trial Club

Location: Blue Mountain, Mississippi

Post Date: Mar 18, 2024

Submitted By: Jeremy Taylor

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Amateur Derby (l-r): Korry Rinehart (judge), Colt Spencer, Bubba and Amy Spencer with Cocklebur Ranger Danger, Brian Peterson with Coldwater Crackerjack, Gary McKibben, Brody Taylor, Brad Kennedy (judge), Lowry Strickland with Southern Sweets Lane, and Mabry Taylor.

The 2023 Hell Creek Trials began on Friday, October 27, at the Hell Creek Wildlife Management Area in Blue Mountain, Mississippi. The Mississippi Department of Wildlife Fisheries and Parks had the grounds in great shape, notably Mr. Jack Griffin, who did all the mowing. We would also like to thank Sportsman's Pride for their sponsorship and dedication in making this and many other field trials possible. We would also like to thank Mr. Keith Richardson with the German Shorthair Club for the generous donation of heavy-duty rubber mats for the steel bridge crossing on Course 3. Everyone who has been across this bridge knows it was a much-needed improvement. Thanks also to Mrs. Lisa Little for driving the dog wagon when I was unavailable.

Amateur Stakes
The weather wasn't on our side for the amateur stakes. Extreme drought conditions, with temperatures rising to the mid-80s each afternoon, made it difficult for everyone. This is the first year we didn't get enough entries to have an Amateur All-Age stake, most likely due to the terrible ground conditions. We started with the Amateur Derby with a great entry of 22 for judges Korry Rinehart and Brad Kennedy. Placing first was Cocklebur Ranger Danger, owned by Bubba, Amy, and Colt Spencer and handled by Amy. Second place was Coldwater Crackerjack, owned and handled by Gary McKibben, and third place went to Southern Sweets Lane, owned by Lance Servais and handled by Lowry Strickland. This was also Lowry's first time placing a dog. All placements had birdwork and good ground races to secure their spots.
The Jimmy Dale Downs Memorial Amateur Shooting Dog drew 16 for judges Korry Rinehart and Hunter Clark. Brian Peterson took first and second with Southern Shadows T Rex and Southern Ritz Lane. Taking third was Warioto's White Boy Rick for Scott Little.

Blue Mountain, Miss., October 27
Judges: Brad Kenney and Korry Rinehart
AMATEUR DERBY - 20 Pointers and 2 Setters

1st-COCKLEBUR RANGER DANGER, 1702765, pointer male, by Game Heir-Cocklebur Regent Runaway. Bubba, Amy & Colt Spencer, owners; Bubba Spencer, handler.
2d-COLDWATER CRACKERJACK, 1702009, pointer male, by Coldwater Odyssey-Coldwater Fancy Like. Gary McKibben, owner and handler.
3d-SOUTHERN SWEETS LANE, 1705876, pointer male, by Southern Shadows T Rex-Southern Ritz Lane. Lance Servais, owner; Lowry Strickland, handler.

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Jimmy Dale Downs Memorial Amateur Shooting Dog (l-r): Korry Rinehart (judge), Brad Kennedy with Southern Shadow's T Rex, Brian Peterson with Southern Ritz Lane, Brody Taylor, Scott and Lisa Little with Warioto's White Boy Rick, Mabry Taylor, Hunter Clark (judge), and Kyle Graves.

Judges: Hunter Clark and Korry Rinehart
JIMMY DALE DOWNS MEMORIAL AMATEUR SHOOTING DOG [One-Hour Heats] - 14 Pointers and 2 Setters

1st-SOUTHERN SHADOWS T REX, 1682853, pointer male, by Skyfall-Miller's White Wall. Lance Servais, owner; Brian Peterson, handler.
2d-SOUTHERN RITZ LANE, 1687633, pointer female, by Phillips Warning Line-K H Dialing Dots. Brian Peterson, owner and handler.
3d-WARIOTO'S WHITE BOY RICK, 1690367, setter male, by Shearjoy's Legacy-Lolita. Scott Little, owner and handler.

Open Stakes
The D. Hoyle Eaton Memorial Open All-Age began on October 31 with much cooler temperatures. Seventeen pointers came to the line for judges Alan Atkins of Crawford, Alabama, and Roger Key of Hurtsboro, Alabama. We want to thank them for their time and attention given to each competitor. Placing first was Haney's Storm Warning, a pointer male owned and handled by Chris Cagle of Nori, Michigan. He was credited with one find and one back, accompanied by a huge ground race to take the top spot. Second place was Late Hit, a pointer male owned by Christopher Campbell of Shreveport, Louisiana, and handled by Tom Shenker of Hurtsboro, Alabama. He was credited with two finds and a back, along with a nice ground race. Third place was Haney's Silver Dollar, a pointer male also handled by Chris Cagle. He was credited with two finds and a nice ground race to claim his placement.

The Derby had six entries. Placing first was Lester's Front Porch, a pointer male owned and handled by Gary Lester of Gracey, Kentucky. He was credited with one find and a good race to take first. Placing second was Western's Second Chance, a setter male owned by Kevin Western of Queen City, Missouri, and handled by Scott Beeler of Lancaster, Missouri. He was also credited with a nice race along with one find. Third place was Lester's War Bird, a pointer male owned and handled by Gary Lester. He also had one find and a nice race to claim the third spot.
Thanks to everyone who supported this trial.

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D. Hoyle Eaton Memorial Open All-Age (l-r): Jeremy Taylor, Chris Cagle with Haney's Storm Warning, Brad Kennedy, Chris Cagle Jr. with Haney's Silver Dollar, Roger Key (judge), and Alan Atkins (judge).

Judges: Alan Atkins and Roger Key
D. HOYLE EATON MEMORIAL OPEN ALL-AGE [One-Hour Heats] - 17 Pointers

1st-HANEY'S STORM WARNING, 1691416, male, by Valiant-Haney's North Star. Chris Cagle, owner and handler.
2d-LATE HIT, 1687601, male, by Miller's Blindsider-Abigail Lil. Christopher Campbell, owner; Tom Shenker, handler.
3d-HANEY'S SILVER DOLLAR, 1698758, male, by Ransom-Haney's North Star. Chris Cagle, owner and handler.

OPEN DERBY - 5 Pointers and 1 Setter
1st-LESTER'S FRONT PORCH, 1705484, pointer male, by Lester's Storm Surge-R W Susie Q. Gary Lester, owner and handler.
2d-WESTERN'S SECOND CHANCE, 1701153, setter male, by Penrosa Hidncash-Shamrock's Tish. Kevin Lee Western, owner; Scott Beeler, handler.
3d-LESTER'S WAR BIRD, 1705485, pointer male, by Lester's Storm Surge-R W Susie Q. Gary Lester, owner and handler.

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Open Derby (l-r): Alan Atkins (judge), Jack Griffin, Korry Rinehart with Lester's Front Porch, Brad Kennedy, Scott Beeler with Western's Second Chance, Roger Key (judge), Melissa Green with Lester's War Bird, Gary Lester, and Mr. Ferrel Miller.