The Best of the Best
Willow Oaks Plantation is proud to present the second annual Best of the Best bird dog trial to be held December 3-7, 2014! The intent of this event is to bring all of the best dogs and competitors to one location and vie for the title “Best of the Best”!
Last years Event was a huge success as we had competitors from 17 different states that attended this event. Over $20,000 was paid out in prize money last year and we are anticipating even more this year!
The format is as follows: A hunter and his dog will be sequestered while three game birds are planted in a designated field. Once the birds are planted the hunter and his dog will proceed to the starting gate in their designated field. When the hunter releases his/her dog into the field, the clock will start. Once the run begins, the hunter and dog have fifteen minutes to find and harvest three game birds. The quicker the birds are harvested, the higher the score. The hunter is also penalized for missed shots, which makes this sport unique in that the hunter and dog must work as a team and both do their part!
The different stakes in this event:
Amateur Pointing (based on dogs age. Dogs that have not turned four before January of this year)