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    Wow, that's it. Hunting isn't what it used to be...

    Wow, that's it. Hunting isn't what it used to be so people are dropping HRC and now are running AKC?
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    In the last 2 years I have seen a large number of...

    In the last 2 years I have seen a large number of previously HRC only pros at MN and the weekend tests.

    In Texas I know of 3 HRC tests that were canceled this spring due to lack of participation...
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    MN and getting qualifications are the main factor...

    MN and getting qualifications are the main factor to large/limited AKC tests but people switching to AKC from HRC is also a large factor. In the last 2 years I have seen a large number of previously...
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    Michael Jordan was no little guy. I'd say he was...

    Michael Jordan was no little guy. I'd say he was fairly athletic and very smart. I believe many are thinking John Candy body style as big.

    Do the larger athletic labs have as many ACL problems as...
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    Do you think the attire affected the dog work?

    Do you think the attire affected the dog work?
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    I totally agree with Bubba & Purpledawg. Also you...

    I totally agree with Bubba & Purpledawg. Also you see things we don't train on much. We had a walkup flyer on 2 different water tests last year. 30 yard walkup flyer on water gets a dogs attention,...
  7. Thread: UKC Hunt Test

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    Since the has gone away from the question asked,...

    Since the has gone away from the question asked, I have a curiosity question. Since HRC uses dead birds only with no flyers (almost never) why would there be a problem with bird counts?
  8. Thread: Tx trainers

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    Contact the guys at Rose Country Retriever Club. ...

    Contact the guys at Rose Country Retriever Club. http://rosecountryrc.org/index.php?q=node/1

    They have members who have been successful in HT's & FT's.
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    Sounds like he likes flyers...a lot. Has he had...

    Sounds like he likes flyers...a lot. Has he had them routinely in training?
  10. It always amazes me that any time MN is mentioned...

    It always amazes me that any time MN is mentioned the same RTF MN haters start all their BS and the FT'rs jump in without a clue. If you think people run the MN just for a plate or a title you don't...
  11. I don't have many pelts and hide behind a screen...

    I don't have many pelts and hide behind a screen name but my opinion is.... the first thing I look for in a pup is a great bitch that I know personally.
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    Poll: "pay your dues"...does this have anything to do...

    "pay your dues"...does this have anything to do with how dogs are judged?
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    It is interesting to read replies stating the...

    It is interesting to read replies stating the extra distance is no problem for their dog. I agree distance is not a big factor to the dogs. The change will be the additional factors that come into...
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    I think Bubba's answer was very clear, unless...

    I think Bubba's answer was very clear, unless there was some other question or point to be made.
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    That's really big of you Tom to give up the...

    That's really big of you Tom to give up the tailgate. How about joining a club, working a HT and find out how much the club members work so you can sit in the gallery, go to the tailgate and bitch....
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    The collars are not DC with increasing voltage....

    The collars are not DC with increasing voltage. They are pulsed AC with increasing number and width of pulses. Tried one on a storage scope, it was very interesting.
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    Melanie, you work so hard to make friends. I'll...

    Melanie, you work so hard to make friends. I'll bet you have lots....if any.
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    Congratulations Chuck, Marje and Peanut... You...

    Congratulations Chuck, Marje and Peanut... You have done a great job with him...thanks.
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    You need to go to a snake clinic and watch 90% of...

    You need to go to a snake clinic and watch 90% of the dogs stick their nose into the snake to see what it is. They have no natural fear of snakes and most stick their nose in to a coiled up rattling...
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    Not at all what I said, just having a little fun...

    Not at all what I said, just having a little fun with it....I've always thought it so hypocritical when I get quoted, For Hunters, by Hunters and a much higher percentage don't run their own dog.
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    Something to consider...over 70% of the dogs run...

    Something to consider...over 70% of the dogs run in the HRC Grand are run by pro trainers. 49% of dogs run in the AKC Master National were run by pro trainers.

    So....if "By Hunters, for Hunters"...
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    Yes, if you get it approved by AKC.

    Yes, if you get it approved by AKC.
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    [QUOTE=MarkyMark;893540]There's not enough copper...

    [QUOTE=MarkyMark;893540]There's not enough copper or nickle in today's lead shot to make it any harder. Lead shot has been refined to make it as hard as possible. I hear all this smoke em, out shoot...
  24. Thread: tower shoot

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    We decided to never do another one....our...

    We decided to never do another one....our experience was a bunch of inexperienced, unsafe, lousy shots that could afford to pay that much to shoot.

    Many loaded guns pointing at the dog/handler...
  25. I hate to upset Paul and get this back on track...

    I hate to upset Paul and get this back on track to the question asked but here is what I had from the meeting where Bill Teague gave the proposals at the MN. My notes are a little sketchy, not sure I...
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