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    This might be an obvious question, but I don't...

    This might be an obvious question, but I don't think anyone mentioned it, and you did not state it, but are you using a stick man that stays in the field to mark where you threw from when you do a...
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    VR=Vibration Reduction. It is the Nikon version...

    VR=Vibration Reduction. It is the Nikon version of Canon's IS.

    AF=autofocus
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    Yeah, we've been busy with a pre-screening of the...

    Yeah, we've been busy with a pre-screening of the new season of Appalachian Outlaws! You might try to raise 'em on the CB!
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    For a pet, and only a pet, "The Art and Science...

    For a pet, and only a pet, "The Art and Science of Raising a Puppy", would be your best bet. It covers obedience, socializing, manners, intro to other dogs/people, bonding, crate training etc. It...
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    In the 70-200 range, I don't find VR or IS to be...

    In the 70-200 range, I don't find VR or IS to be that big of a deal in regards to shooting action. with the shorter focal length and ability to zoom, framing and tracking is not as hard. Obviously...
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    The best advice I could give you concerning...

    The best advice I could give you concerning finished product (editing) is to learn when the light is right to shoot, and waste little time shooting when it isn't. With a few exceptions, my best...
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    Bill also demonstrates teaching HERE, and using...

    Bill also demonstrates teaching HERE, and using the collar in the beginning of the Land Fundamentals DVD. It is like you have described. Remember, the collar is used to reinforce a command that the...
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    Not to say you've wasted your time to put all the...

    Not to say you've wasted your time to put all the effort into Hillmann's way of training, then abandon ship, but there is a rather stark contrast to Hillmann's way of training, compared to Smartwork...
  9. Go to Entry Express>Search>check "Sire"> Poplar...

    Go to Entry Express>Search>check "Sire"> Poplar Forest Play it again Sam
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    We (in the past) have trained and held Hunt Tests...

    We (in the past) have trained and held Hunt Tests at Phipps Bend. Last I checked we can still train there. It just gets wooly around the (limited) water in the summer months.
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    Hey Steve, I live in SW VA about 30 minutes from...

    Hey Steve, I live in SW VA about 30 minutes from the VA/TN line. The Northeast TN Retriever Club will be having monthly training days starting in February. We usually train at Chad Baker's place in...
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    Ha! Yeah, you have to be prepared....those ice...

    Ha! Yeah, you have to be prepared....those ice ball, hair matt thingies can make it rough!
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    Hey quack, I think DoubleHaul and myself have a...

    Hey quack, I think DoubleHaul and myself have a conference call tonight to find a HT Chairman for the club. You want me to throw your name in the hat, so you can be better assured a spot! :D
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    Obviously the best time to train is WHEN you can...

    Obviously the best time to train is WHEN you can train. A consistent schedule of feeding, crate time and work will condition the dog to expect to be worked at a certain time each day. Ideally I...
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    Do as Willie suggested, (with shorter throws), or...

    Do as Willie suggested, (with shorter throws), or perhaps NO throws at all. Get the pup as excited as possible by teasing, shaking, dragging on the ground etc....all while maintaining a hold on the...
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    quackaholic, we'd love to have you come out and...

    quackaholic, we'd love to have you come out and train with us! Mark is a good guy. I'll try to remember to shoot you a PM when we are getting together as well. Real interested to see your pup. ...
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    The frisbee golfers would have made some nice...

    The frisbee golfers would have made some nice bird boys! Overall I think you have a good grasp of the multi-function style of Hillmann. Couple things I would point out. Number one, would be to...
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    Shipping is $100 flat rate up to $500. Over $500...

    Shipping is $100 flat rate up to $500. Over $500 is free. I ordered mine, and had them here on a freight truck within in a week.
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    Seems as though Mason's are the standard, but for...

    Seems as though Mason's are the standard, but for a little more cost effective welded wire option, I have been thoroughly pleased with my TK Product Kennels that I have had for a couple months. The...
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    I've ran my first Q's this past year coming out...

    I've ran my first Q's this past year coming out of derby, so sounds like I am in a similar spot as you. Often times the 1st and 2nd series in a Q are run simultaneously. The blind may or may not be...
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    That would be somewhat tough to answer, as with...

    That would be somewhat tough to answer, as with all things "Hillmann", "fetch" is a skill that (ideally) is seamlessly inserted into the daily life of the pup being trained. I personally believe...
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    Northeast TN Hunt Test Judge Change

    Please note, Adam Ward will replace Bill Clark in the Master Stake.

    Thanks,

    Eric Rutherford
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    Good looking combo there Capt! Congrats to them...

    Good looking combo there Capt! Congrats to them and you too! :D
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    I ran my first Trial (a derby) last October. The...

    I ran my first Trial (a derby) last October. The last couple years of training and competing with a young dog that I have trained myself (alone 90% of the time) has been one of the most awesome and...
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    Yep, they're out of business, and I'm out $700! ...

    Yep, they're out of business, and I'm out $700! Ordered in June with a promised delivery date of 2-3 weeks. Called back in 3 weeks, and was told they were waiting on wire. That was the last time I...
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