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  1. Hi Ed: I believe the more restrictive Owner...

    Hi Ed:
    I believe the more restrictive Owner Handler Rules should only apply to the Owner Handler Qual and Owner Handler Amateur. This gives the Club's the decision as to what event to host.
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  2. Owner Handler - no Gray

    The best requirements are black and white. There is no gray.

    We are not the first organization confronted with the manipulation of entries, Amateur status or ownership. Equine and retriever...
  3. Vision Service Plan Helping Veterans with their Canine Companions

    I thought I would brag about my employer Vision Service Plan. We are the largest Not for Profit Eye Care Insurer in America and are pleased to help our Veterans who are vision impaired.
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  4. Bill: First I am curious to hear how you found...

    Bill:
    First I am curious to hear how you found this request for replies to the new proposed definition of an Amateur? It is great to see the RAC reach out to others that are not represented at the...
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    That Minnesota Mafia is one of the friendliest...

    That Minnesota Mafia is one of the friendliest groups I know. In fact the club is great.
    The 15 hour drive up to Duluth was well worth it. That is a wonderful club, with great members. Everyone...
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    That got me laughing hard. Nice classic joke!

    That got me laughing hard. Nice classic joke!
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    Don't throw your old one out. Refurbish it! I...

    Don't throw your old one out. Refurbish it!
    I took a dremel and sliced open the top of the battery. Like the frosting on a cup cake. Probably took 1/2 inch off. Be sure to make vertical marks on the...
  8. Open. Bemidji,Mn. Tight quad. Mamma Pappas in...

    Open. Bemidji,Mn. Tight quad. Mamma Pappas in middle. Longer retired in heavy cover on left. Flyer off on right. Mamma ditch bird.
    That is all I know Tom.
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    After spending 14 days at a radiation center with...

    After spending 14 days at a radiation center with a family member I was hit hard by two things:
    1. Chewing tobacco is hard to place when you lose your jaw and most of your lips to oral cancer.
    2. ...
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    Have you seen this new co branded cooler....

    Have you seen this new co branded cooler.
    Coleman Price with Yeti Flashy Label.
    Guaranteed to make you "feel" better about spending $75 vs. $375
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  11. Thread: Ever run...

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    Everyone will know it was a bad idea when a dog...

    Everyone will know it was a bad idea when a dog dies and can't be found.
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    Opening G2 Transmitter Battery?

    Has anyone opened the battery compartment to have the batteries replaced? They battery component is no longer available anywhere and I am hoping Batteries Plus can simply open, design and replace.
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  13. For those that have read the article and have...

    For those that have read the article and have marshalled what changes will you implement for your next event?

    For those that do not subscribe to the Retriever News you should. The articles on...
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    Found = The Elusive Helpful Pro Species

    Acting as a hunt test Marshall I located the Elusive Helpful Pro Species.

    they were following me last weekend and were wearing camoflage. Many of them kept calling back with "Where do you need...
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    MTARC in Nashville had 15 Master withdrawals the...

    MTARC in Nashville had 15 Master withdrawals the night of our HT closing.

    To the folks who manipulated the system, prevented fellow sportsmen from competing I say thank you for not coming. You...
  16. After reading every post in this thread I thought...

    After reading every post in this thread I thought of another possible result.

    It could give an incentive for single handlers to get married to be considered "exclusive"

    A similar occurrence...
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    Correction and Appreciation to River King Club ...

    Correction and Appreciation to River King Club

    In the Amateur Baker was the dog that earned a 3rd Place. He could have done better if it were not for his handler who thought he knew better and...
  18. I had the initial thrill and then disappointment...

    I had the initial thrill and then disappointment of catching a competitor who lied to me in person. As a professional he entered our owner handler qualifier. He told me he owned all three dogs he...
  19. Reply to Lyle and Ray Shanks: My reaction to...

    Reply to Lyle and Ray Shanks:
    My reaction to your post is that I hope every handler who wants to run their own dog in Hunt Tests reads it and understands the motivations. Unless the Amateur...
  20. Ted: Would you mind publishing again the...

    Ted:
    Would you mind publishing again the contacts on the RAC for each region?
    I appreciate your communicating this information.
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    Tammi Bell has a very interesting approach and it...

    Tammi Bell has a very interesting approach and it certainly adjusts the "Overton window." Change is coming because we have a huge problem in our sport that could eventually run the true contributors...
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    Results have been entered into Entry Express....

    Results have been entered into Entry Express.
    Wonderful weekend with great weather, friends and sportsmanship.

    Crawfish boil was a hit.
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    Bon: As you know many types of competition...

    Bon:
    As you know many types of competition involve compensated judges. Show dogs, hunter jumper horses for example.
    Could it be part of the reason we do not have more younger and inexperienced...
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    I applaud the writer of the article and Retriever...

    I applaud the writer of the article and Retriever News for publishing the facts and the Time Zones of the available judges.
    Many of us have talked about this in the gallery, but did not have access...
  25. McCallie: You and I have trained together a few...

    McCallie:
    You and I have trained together a few times and I have always enjoyed it. Reading your replies makes me think that together we could really piss a few people off.

    My wife had to help...
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