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  1. It has been the "norm" to hold double Sr/Jr in my...

    It has been the "norm" to hold double Sr/Jr in my area. The problem is finding experienced help at the lower stakes. The people that "know the game" are usually at Master. Junior/Senior are...
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    For a little perspective, go spend next Saturday...

    For a little perspective, go spend next Saturday at the baseball park. Spend the day watching T-ball. By the end of the day, the hunt test MH debates will appear benign & amiable.
  3. No real expert but islands involve weedeaters &...

    No real expert but islands involve weedeaters & boats. Very time & labor intensive to keep the grass mowed. That island in the running water could be modified to a point with a circular end.
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    Thank you Otey!

    Thank you Otey!
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    Sometimes I think we have it backwards. Higher...

    Sometimes I think we have it backwards. Higher level dogs should be able to overcome the rookie mistakes most often made by new judges. But instead we place these new judges with the dogs most...
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    Mike, My son Gray has been running with a youth...

    Mike,
    My son Gray has been running with a youth model Mossberg. Guns must be inspected/approved prior to running the test. Come train one afternoon & we will see if Catfish can shuck it. Gray...
  7. Thread: Grand

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    Sept but not sure of the date. Location is...

    Sept but not sure of the date. Location is State Cattle Ranch.
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    My vote is for the well rounded individual that...

    My vote is for the well rounded individual that trains & hunts. Still a few out there.
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    Frazier, are you looking for a training group?

    Frazier, are you looking for a training group?
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    Judging can make an individual a better trainer &...

    Judging can make an individual a better trainer & hander. A fair assessment of a dogs performance motivates a trainer to work on problem areas. Judging handlers repeatedly making the same...
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    http://i359.photobucket.com/albums/oo37/fishduck01...

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    Here is the mark I picked.
    1: the true line to the bird involves a slot. Thus rewarding a trained dog.
    2: a...
  12. Thread: Hunt test

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    Clubs need manpower! If you can obtain grounds,...

    Clubs need manpower! If you can obtain grounds, bird technicians, a hunt chair, a hunt secretary, ducks, judges, judges gifts, food, lodging, 3 marshals for each flight, 3 flyer shooters for each...
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    This thread is definitive evidence that LSpann is...

    This thread is definitive evidence that LSpann is no longer training dogs!!!:D:D
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    A big thanks to Allen Dillard & Dave Kress!! ...

    A big thanks to Allen Dillard & Dave Kress!! There are a million details to handle before, during & after a test. When a double Master runs smoothly, it is the result of lots of hard work &...
  15. Thread: Need help

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    If you can't get it brought to you let me know. ...

    If you can't get it brought to you let me know. I want to see the new pup!
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    As a frequent participant at the Cattle Ranch i...

    As a frequent participant at the Cattle Ranch i have had the opportunity to witness the best bird throwers the Alabama prison system has to offer. The best was a guy nicknamed "Hillbilly". It...
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    Advice on the Internet is like advice in the...

    Advice on the Internet is like advice in the gallery of a test. It is freely given. The difference is you don't get to see the advisor run his/her dogs. Can still be incredibly spot on but a...
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    Tough break with such a young dog. Dr. Milton...

    Tough break with such a young dog. Dr. Milton in Birmingham seems to be the consensus for field dogs.
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    Probably a lot that feel this way. Here is the...

    Probably a lot that feel this way. Here is the incentive. Headaches for those that plan the event increase exponentially with last minute entries. The more overwhelmed, the less likely an...
  20. Thread: In shock

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    Still don't have words! You are in our...

    Still don't have words! You are in our thoughts and prayers. Give Gussie a hug.
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    Despite my limitations one of my dogs is QA2 and...

    Despite my limitations one of my dogs is QA2 and my other has a 4th & several JAMS in the Q stake. Neither will see the 4th series of an AM, no matter how much I try. I can accept my...
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    Talk about a condescending attitude! I have...

    Talk about a condescending attitude! I have sworn off Internet arguments but this is asinine. Some of us don't have the tech water, pro contacts or time that it takes to be competitive in field...
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    Your highlighted, underlined comment is the...

    Your highlighted, underlined comment is the truth!!
  24. The longest I ever waited was 3-4 hours. A...

    The longest I ever waited was 3-4 hours. A pleasant afternoon under the tent with 2 judges & 4 convicted felons. Pro handlers were all held up at 1 Master flight that was running in order. It...
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    Sticky: My thanks to Entry Express for making these...

    My thanks to Entry Express for making these changes! IMHO it is a step in the right direction.

    I would also like to publicly thank Tara. On a day that I am certain was challenging with all...
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