Off to a fast start in the early fall ’18 trial season, Deciding Point, our female daughter of Pennstar ex Straight Forward, won the Open Derby at the DuBois-Beaver Meadows Field Trial Club, August 24, 2018. “Bek” was guided to this win by amateur enthusiast Thor Kain who has been working with her over the summer. “Bek” took a short time to get her trial legs under her and then she laid out a big forward and hard driving hunting effort. It was another warm August day but “Bek” was oblivious to the heat. She drove through the open fields and swung through the woods. Her efforts were rewarded at the 26 minute mark as she slammed on point in front of the clubhouse. Thor was able to flush the bird and “Bek” stayed true to her training and was steady-to-wing and shot. Over the summer “Bek” has handled scores of woodcock as well a a good number of pheasants with adult manners. She along with our other young dogs from our generations of focused breeding are developing much earlier than previous generations in terms of finding, handling and being steady to wing and shot on game. We’re encouraged with “Bek’s” development and thankful for all the work Thor has put into her.