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Photo Gallery: Retrievers put their skills on display during hunt test

The West Mississippi Hunting Retriever Club recently hosted their annual two-day hunt test at Silver Creek Equestrian Center.

The test included more than 200 retrievers.

While typically held at Mahannah Wildlife Management Area in February, the event was postponed due to flooding and moved to July.

The retrievers entered were placed in three categories, started, seasoned, and finished, depending on their skill level.

Each retriever competed in tests that were on the water and on land,  with a varying amount of marks, or ducks, to retrieve in each category.

United Kennel Club (UKC) Championship points are awarded following the test.

About Courtland Wells

Courtland Wells is a staff photographer at The Vicksburg Post. He is a native of Tuscaloosa, Ala. and graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi with a bachelor’s degree in Photojournalism. Following graduation, he started at The Vicksburg Post in the fall of 2016. Courtland has won numerous awards through the Mississippi Associated Press Managing Editors and the Mississippi Press Association. His work has also been featured in the New York Times and Washington Post as well as other national publications. Courtland is a member of the Vicksburg Young Professionals.

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