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Bill Allen, Masters Open Quail, Masters Open Shooting Dog

1974 Masters Open Quail Championship and Shooting Dog Classic Report

By our favorite reporter, Bill Allen, published in the American Field 47 years ago in the March 30, 1974 issue.

1974 Masters Open Quail Championship_Shooting Dog Classic_Report

Palariel Stormy Clown. The new champion is posed by his handler, John Rex Gates. Standing, from left: Ralph Allison, president Paul J. Treadaway, judge; Ralph Bruner, secretary; Joe H. Harrington, owner; and G. Gunby Jordan, judge.

Course Guides. From left: Sam Ellis, John Ellis, Red Lassic and Arthur Works. (C.J. Trice was missing).

Tomoka, winner of the Shooting Dog Classic



Running Dog


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