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    As will each individual. Even if my club gets...

    As will each individual. Even if my club gets out of the MN and/or gives me some type of favoritism on entries, it doesn't benefit me enough. I need to run more than one club to get the MH title. ...
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    Joe, you have said on more than one occasion that...

    Joe, you have said on more than one occasion that the tests would go smoother and faster with only pro entries. You are probably right. I do not, in any way, think that I am a better...
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    I am curious as to how many clubs are NOT MN...

    I am curious as to how many clubs are NOT MN clubs? I ran at a club last year that was not MN and it had great grounds, judges, and help. The entries seemed fine and there was a good mixture of...
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    This is copied and pasted from the history of...

    This is copied and pasted from the history of hunt tests from the AKC web page.
    In the 1980s hunters with good retrievers, but without the resources, or time, to be able to be competitive in field...
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    We did that once. Dogs that avoided the water...

    We did that once. Dogs that avoided the water won.
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    One idea that I heard about some years ago was a...

    One idea that I heard about some years ago was a club had a super singles and had a roped off area with great food and drinks. Only people allowed into that area were those whos' dogs had been...
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    Agreed!!! If the only contribution you make to...

    Agreed!!! If the only contribution you make to the sport is writing a check and hanging up ribbons, you are part of the problem. Others have been subsidizing you and your dog.
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    May be worth noting that in that test there is...

    May be worth noting that in that test there is one senior and two juniors entered.
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    I just sent them a gun for repair and promptly...

    I just sent them a gun for repair and promptly got it back repaired. so they are still in business.
  10. I have been in the hunt test game for many many...

    I have been in the hunt test game for many many years. I run, serve on 2 boards, judge, been a hunt test chair, train 3-4 days/wk. Took many lumps early on. Drove home on sunday more frequently...
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    The sire of my first dog was a Dual Ch... don't...

    The sire of my first dog was a Dual Ch... don't see those any more
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    The easy and quick solution is for your club to...

    The easy and quick solution is for your club to get rid of it's MN designation. However we are now in a catch 22 where so many Amateurs have been driven out that there would not be enough entries to...
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    Help IS an issue. You need a stake captain at...

    Help IS an issue. You need a stake captain at each stake that supervises the bird technicians, you need flyer gunners, and you need a marshal at each stake.... say 4 people at each stake in addition...
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    You hit the nail right on the head...

    You hit the nail right on the head...
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    [QUOTE=Bubba;1184512]DR. Aycock and Ted Shih have...

    [QUOTE=Bubba;1184512]DR. Aycock and Ted Shih have proposed a pretty elegant solution.
    Allow the club to evaluate the logistics (hours of daylight/grounds/help/whatever) and come up wit a rough...
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    I am not a noble person...It hacks me that pros...

    I am not a noble person...It hacks me that pros with more ability than me running dogs for people with more money than me crowd me out of running and I go work to help them..
    I really don't think...
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    Nope.. not like me... I train and handle my own...

    Nope.. not like me... I train and handle my own dog (to the best of our ability)
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    and 24 of the 32 entries are one guy..

    and 24 of the 32 entries are one guy..
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    I was unable to get my dog in my home clubs'...

    I was unable to get my dog in my home clubs' master last fall and worked the test grumbling... felt like I was subsidizing.. two pros put 48 dogs in our 60 dog master.... I wasn't the only one in...
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    Go hunting with one other person. Let your...

    Go hunting with one other person. Let your partner do the shooting. Put your gun away and have the ecollar on your dog. First thing is steady. Usually everything else will fall into place. It...
  21. amen!!!!!!!!!!

    amen!!!!!!!!!!
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    I solved it with one of my dogs by putting a...

    I solved it with one of my dogs by putting a walkie talkie next to her crate in the truck... she barked and i said quiet over the walkie talkie...think it was really spooky to her...anyhow it workedl
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    You said you knew the reason for the pop. If...

    You said you knew the reason for the pop. If judging and the reason was something like a whistle blown from behind the line, then I would be lenient in judging this. I would expect the dog to wait...
  24. I will be glad to furnish to the breeder the...

    I will be glad to furnish to the breeder the names of everyone I have ever bought a pup from. That is fair. I want pups from a breeder that places responsibly. However, I will not buy on limited...
  25. I won't say I never will, but to date, I have not...

    I won't say I never will, but to date, I have not bought a limited registration pup. Had quite a discussion with a breeder that I wanted a pup from. I told him that he should not sell me a pup...
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