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    Though we may not like it, this person is a...

    Though we may not like it, this person is a citizen of the US, the crimes were committed on US soil, and as such, he deserves to be mirandized.
  2. I prefer to run dogs high up on their shoulder. ...

    I prefer to run dogs high up on their shoulder. Makes it easier to make fine corrections to their line with out a lot of fuss. Works especially well on lines for blinds.. I find it much harder to...
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    Another vote for Steve Earick. When I got out of...

    Another vote for Steve Earick. When I got out of dog training I recommended that my clients in the Central Kentucky area try to get their dogs on Steve's truck. He has done a wonderful job for my...
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    Bootheel and Central Ky will be doing a joint...

    Bootheel and Central Ky will be doing a joint test Oct 28 thru the 30th. Bootheel will run a master and senior test on Friday and a junior test on Saturday. Central Ky will start a master test and...
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    One thing no one has mentioned is a live flyer. ...

    One thing no one has mentioned is a live flyer. Been running HRC tests for 16 years and have never seen a flyer. You will see flyers thrown as the first, second, third and possibly even fourth bird...
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    OK Janet, If I were to not tell a handler he...

    OK Janet,

    If I were to not tell a handler he was out for marking and memory in the first series, and he then complained to the hunt chair or region rep that we failed him and didn't let him know...
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    This is a field rep, executive committee deal and...

    This is a field rep, executive committee deal and is not in the rule book and has never been voted on. That is one issue I have with the seminar. Things in the seminar booklet are stated as rules...
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    The problem I have with all of this is that no...

    The problem I have with all of this is that no where in the rule book does it say to let the handler know if they failed the test (except for hardmouth). This is all seminar stuff and...
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    When I first started running HRC tests, (16 years...

    When I first started running HRC tests, (16 years ago) a judge would not talk with you about your test until after the test was completed. They would not tell you if you passed or failed, would not...
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    If you are getting birds from a trial or test,...

    If you are getting birds from a trial or test, they will either be toe clipped or banded so they can be proven not to be wild birds.
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    The first hunt test title I ever put on a dog was...

    The first hunt test title I ever put on a dog was an HR title under Carol at Gateway HRC. It was my first retriever and I was as nervous as a cat in a room full of rocking chairs. Ms. Carol made it...
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    What kind of new math is this. How can you say...

    What kind of new math is this. How can you say it cost the gov't 800 k per job if the gov't never took in the money because of tax cuts. If 5.5 millions jobs were created, how much in taxable...
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    Let me see if I understand. You are slapping the...

    Let me see if I understand. You are slapping the bumper out of the dogs mouth and telling him "No" and then you expect him to pick it up right. You are telling him not to pick it up at all. I...
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    A couple of my personal dogs get in a tussle...

    A couple of my personal dogs get in a tussle years ago and one split the tip of his ear. Wife bandaged him up, wrapped his ear up around his head, the whole nine yards. We left him in the house and...
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    Sign me up. Thanks!

    Sign me up. Thanks!
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    For a dog to get credit for a mark in HRC, the...

    For a dog to get credit for a mark in HRC, the dog must make the fall area and establish a hunt. Blowing a check down whistle to keep the dog from blowing past the bird should be considered a handle...
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    We always start our AKC tests with a minimum...

    We always start our AKC tests with a minimum number of fresh killed birds and shoot fliers in every stake. By the end of the day, the birds are usually in pretty rough shape. I can't imagine birds...
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    If I pay $60-$70 entry fee, I expect to have...

    If I pay $60-$70 entry fee, I expect to have fresh birds.
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    If, as Tim says in his original post, a bitch in...

    If, as Tim says in his original post, a bitch in heat directly contributed to his and another dog being dropped in the AM, was a formal protest filed and the FTC convened to investigate the...
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    Check with Steve Nelson at Nelson's Game farm. ...

    Check with Steve Nelson at Nelson's Game farm. He is in Minnesota.
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    A good marshall can make or break any stake. It...

    A good marshall can make or break any stake. It seems the inexperienced marshalls always get put at the lower stakes, when in reality the upper level stakes are usually much easier to marshall. ...
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    Jaosn, He's a middle of the road type of dog....

    Jaosn,

    He's a middle of the road type of dog. I usually train him on about a high 2 on the TT Pro 500. Doesn't take a lot to get his attention and he doesn't get bent out shape with a...
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    Susan, Turbo is probably right around 65...

    Susan,

    Turbo is probably right around 65 pounds. Not a big dog at all. But, for hunting out of a boat, he is perfect. I really like him. Easy to control, tries to do the right thing and has...
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    Jason, I was looking for a wild one when I...

    Jason,

    I was looking for a wild one when I got Turbo, but he is a pretty laid back dog. I have hunted him some this winter and he is very calm in the boat. Not exactly what I expected based on...
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    Jason, How big do you think your pup is going...

    Jason,

    How big do you think your pup is going to be? My Chopper dog (20 months old) probably only goes 65 lbs or so. I like him, he's going to be a great hunting dog, we'll see how he does in...
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