I'd like to see some more comments by members of Clubs that received the ballot of this proposal and that have knowledge if their club in fact voted. If so then how did their club vote.
Puget Sound Retriever Club voted against the proposition to eliminate the use of lay out blinds. HPW
When club votes become secret that's when I wonder about why rumors of initiations and increases of sheep disappearances occur about the same time.
Judged a master once.put a layout blin n a mutt hut at the line about 4 ft apart.co judge n i never said a word.everyone was fearin the worst.ran test dog never said a word.finally one handler spoke up n asked if they had to lay in the blind n the dog had to be in the hut.we looked at him and said" no u just have to stand between them.thats the line....just there for aesthetics.u should have heard all the sighs of relief!it was a fun test to run with all the dressing.once pulled a 17good ft duck boat to a test boat blind n all.dog ramp everything.they all thought they would have to run out of it.just brought it along to shoot the flyer out of.sure was fun
Have run fts with and without.if used with common sense in mind, great tool when needed.hunt tests different story.got folks of all ages involved.realism is fun but not at the cost of someone getting hurt,or unfairly handicapped by the use o hunting tools and equipment