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    Have never had a stumble when Chris Atkinson and...

    Have never had a stumble when Chris Atkinson and myself organized KWHRC as well as be the first HRC club to hold a back to back on their first event, with the national orgs wholehearted support....
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    I actually have a dozen mallard decoys strewn...

    I actually have a dozen mallard decoys strewn about my yard right now. I throw the dokken amongst them and my new pup has never picked up a decoy. I think it is rather amazing that he is that sharp...
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    Well, He was only convicted in a US court of 2...

    Well,

    He was only convicted in a US court of 2 misdemeanors, no felonies, despite all the trumped up charges. All other charges have been dropped because they couldn't prove them. They took his...
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    Chris, I sincerely appreciate your position...

    Chris,

    I sincerely appreciate your position on this topic. You exercise correct and truly thoughtful judgement, as usual. Although I do not condone this habit he has created for himself, I do...
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    I believe he could reload and send the bolt home...

    I believe he could reload and send the bolt home quick enough to seem as if he floated a 4th shell. People can be quite amazing at their craft.

    The first generaton SBE's could hold a 4th shell...
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    Sticky: Thanks Brother Chris. It is truly a sad day...

    Thanks Brother Chris.

    It is truly a sad day here.

    Your mention of Ohio reminds me, she may have had enough points for her MHR. Just not sent in etc.

    I'll never forget the day we went...
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    Sticky: WR Brasco of Tun Tavern 8/3/95-7/11/09

    WR Brasco of Tun Tavern 8/3/95-7/11/09
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    Poll: My bad, I thought you were or made arrangemetns...

    My bad, I thought you were or made arrangemetns to enter your dog.
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    Poll: Blowing smoke or whatever Jerry, he didn't quit...

    Blowing smoke or whatever Jerry, he didn't quit in the face of adversity or come up with a number of reasons why he couldn't move ahead with the hunting retriever movement. Despite who Omar was or...
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    Poll: BBG, The problem is that people have gotten...

    BBG,

    The problem is that people have gotten used to the same old stuff that has been going on for a few years and that has become the norm.

    Trouble is, probably, lack of leadership and...
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    Poll: Otey, The truth be told.....The problem is I...

    Otey,

    The truth be told.....The problem is I don't train or hunt with a white bucket and I am fearful my dog will become alarmed and the test may not truly reflect my dogs abilities with such a...
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    Poll: well, 60% would be in favor. 28% don't put...

    well,

    60% would be in favor.

    28% don't put much value on a seasoned title

    And the nay sayers, my impression is that they don't hunt.


    just my opinion,
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    Poll: Yeah sure, sounds like a great walk-up scenario...

    Yeah sure, sounds like a great walk-up scenario but how do you field hunt for geese? Where are you and where is your dog?
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    Poll: Kevin, If people in your area are not in Pits,...

    Kevin,

    If people in your area are not in Pits, how do you field hunt for geese?
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    Poll: Dave, I think you would find this is well...

    Dave,

    I think you would find this is well within the rulebook and not really an issue when push comes to shove. However, as you see, it can create some strong emotions and as Chris pointed out the...
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    Poll: OK but these 'props' are important for a hunting...

    OK but these 'props' are important for a hunting dog to be aware of and be able to function in the presence of.

    Here's a thought:

    The Hunting Retriever movement was created to reward the hunter...
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    Poll: Probably because most dogs are collarwise and it...

    Probably because most dogs are collarwise and it would fall under intimidation. FOM, if you beat your dog with a layout blind or it was common to correct your dog with a layout blind I bet they would...
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    Poll: OK, What is so hard about a 'seasoned',...

    OK,

    What is so hard about a 'seasoned', synonymous with experienced, level dog sitting next to an open layout blind. The rulebook states the seasoned retriever can be placed a reasonable distance...
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    Poll: From the rulebook: "HUNTING EQUIPMENT ...

    From the rulebook:

    "HUNTING EQUIPMENT

    Hunting equipment such as boats, decoys, duck blinds, calls, etc. will be used in these tests. "


    It doesn't say 'should be' used, 'we recommend you...
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    Poll: Tim, Can you find the following statement in...

    Tim,

    Can you find the following statement in any other rulebook or judging guideline book?


    "True-to-life hunting situations are the key ingredient to setting up and judging any HRC / U.K.C...
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    Poll: Ok, Put your bucket out, I just prefer them...

    Ok,

    Put your bucket out, I just prefer them to be in a duckblind. White and all :wink:

    Rick
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    Poll: Why use decoys? Why fire a shotgun from the...

    Why use decoys?

    Why fire a shotgun from the line?

    Why should the retriever be dependant on a swinging gun?

    Why wear hunting clothes?

    Why even attempt to represent a typical day afield?
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    Poll: If the dogs are young and inexperienced that...

    If the dogs are young and inexperienced that would mean they may not meet the standard and are thereby not prepared for the level they wish to test. This is a standard for a hunting dog and what a...
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    Poll: Rob, I strongly support you scenario. I...

    Rob,

    I strongly support you scenario.

    I think the handler on the bucket and dog right next to them has gotten out of hand. We are supposed to be testing hunting dogs. Dogs that can function in...
  25. Thread: Camo in HRC

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    Poll: I think the handler should be required 'hunting...

    I think the handler should be required 'hunting clothes' consistent with the hunting environment. This does not require sticks and leaves type camouflage nor does it require white when snow goose...
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