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    If this is something the BOD wants I suggest a...

    If this is something the BOD wants I suggest a rule change to add exceptions to this particular rule.
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    Paul It really isn't my opinion it is in the...

    Paul
    It really isn't my opinion it is in the rules under Rules And Guidelines
    The handler Must shoulder the shotgun, aim, track and shoot at the top of the arc of the thrown Bird.
    Believe me if we...
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    Actually it is not allowed. Designated gunners...

    Actually it is not allowed. Designated gunners are allowed for someone with a handicap or temporary injury. age is not considered a handicap.
    I think a gunner in training and picnic trials is a...
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    Both Ainley and MTCK were very nice to work with....

    Both Ainley and MTCK were very nice to work with. When I purchased my 4 hole topper I probably should have looked more at the total weight, my 1/2 ton pick up wasn't set up too well for that load...
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    I have had product from both MTCK and Ainley. I...

    I have had product from both MTCK and Ainley. I really like both companies but at the time I had my MT the fit and finish wasnt as nice as my current three hole from Ainley.
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    Is it illegal "nope". Is it recommend "nope" :D

    Is it illegal "nope". Is it recommend "nope" :D
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    The handling test happens when you interrupt the...

    The handling test happens when you interrupt the dogs memory by adding a diversion / poison bird / blind. Yes you are asking the dog to remember all those marks and this "could" happen in a true...
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    Better yet attend a judges / handler seminar in...

    Better yet attend a judges / handler seminar in your area, you have a better understanding of the rules and what the judges SHOULD be looking for. :D
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    Yes all are legal for a finished HRC test but...

    Yes all are legal for a finished HRC test but what are the judges looking for? Have they turned a marking test into a handling test?
    As for the blinds challenge the factors and recover to the...
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    Both Shane and Cary have a lot of experience...

    Both Shane and Cary have a lot of experience running the grand and Shane has judged it. When I ran my first grand I really didn't get wrapped up in the point system, I knew we had to mark well, have...
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    Agreed get with someone that has trained for and...

    Agreed get with someone that has trained for and passed the grand. Having judged two of them I will tell you it is important that they go directly to AOF and establish a hunt. Blinds, challenge them.
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    I second Bittersweet, nice folks and the pups...

    I second Bittersweet, nice folks and the pups come into the hotel with them each night.
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    To the O/P I sent you a private message. :)

    To the O/P I sent you a private message. :)
  14. Agreed I belong to several clubs, it allows me...

    Agreed I belong to several clubs, it allows me access to all the training grounds with the membership fee.
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    Would elevating the food also help? I know people...

    Would elevating the food also help? I know people with Great Danes usually elevate the bowl so that the dog is not bending down so far. I have a food freak as well and it does concern me that she...
  16. Bozeman does get a lot more snow due to their...

    Bozeman does get a lot more snow due to their elevation. Helena is high desert so we don't get as much in the valley. When it is cold it is b**ching cold.
  17. What a dog she was. Paul and Susan so sorry for...

    What a dog she was. Paul and Susan so sorry for your loss. I am glad I knew Belle while I was living back east.
  18. I live in Montana I start hunting in September...

    I live in Montana I start hunting in September and we just finish duck season. It currently is 50 deg and our training group is meeting again tomorrow. I can train almost all year with the exception...
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    Sharon you made me laugh out loud that was great....

    Sharon you made me laugh out loud that was great. I loved the commercial and don't care what anyone says but Labs and horses are awesome!
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    Also the lay down can develop into an avoidance...

    Also the lay down can develop into an avoidance position. I don't think that is what is happening here but it could be a start to it.
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    How many dogs that qualify actually go? I think...

    How many dogs that qualify actually go? I think there are still a lot of people hanging a hat on the "My dog qualified for the MN" then they don't go because that wasn't the goal. I am NOT taking...
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    I like the random draw idea. It gives everyone a...

    I like the random draw idea. It gives everyone a fighting chance.
  23. Harry I am so sorry for your loss, I am sure she...

    Harry I am so sorry for your loss, I am sure she took a piece of your heart with her so that she will always be close to you. God speed Hope. She sounds like a yellow dog that was 1 in a million.
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    They WERE HRC and all it stands for. I had the...

    They WERE HRC and all it stands for. I had the pleasure of being able to hang with them both at several national meetings. They will be missed.
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    Martinis that is all I can say :-)

    Martinis that is all I can say :-)
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