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    Winchester 1300 20 ga youth model. It was my...

    Winchester 1300 20 ga youth model. It was my first shotgun 25 years ago when I first started to hunt...still have it today. Hoping to pass it onto my kid someday.
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    I'm not aware of RTK making a divider for their...

    I'm not aware of RTK making a divider for their crates. I just made one myself -- used a piece of plywood and 2 dowels. Ran the dowels through the existing vent holes on the sides, then hung the...
  3. We have used a memory-foam bath mat in the past. ...

    We have used a memory-foam bath mat in the past. My wife also found a Realtree camo mat/bed/pad that fit just perfect. IIRC she found it at some clothing/department store?
  4. My 2 yr old BLF got this on duck opener -- she...

    My 2 yr old BLF got this on duck opener -- she had probably 25 retrieves that day. Think it was mainly due to over-exertion, as the temps were not that bad, and she had pretty much dried off by the...
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    Wingmaster > Express all day long and twice on...

    Wingmaster > Express all day long and twice on Sunday.
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    My BLF is right at in the 50# mark, and I use an...

    My BLF is right at in the 50# mark, and I use an intermediate RTK. If I were to imagine another 15-20# on my dog, I would think that an intermediate would be too small IMO.
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    Contact the HRC Secretary at (269) 364-2054 or...

    Contact the HRC Secretary at (269) 364-2054 or secretary@h-r-c.org to see if she can provide you your number sooner.
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    I probably have 30 or so. Approximately 20 b&w...

    I probably have 30 or so. Approximately 20 b&w and approximately 10 orange. Once you move into T, TT, casting drills, pattern blinds, etc., you're going to want/need bumpers in order to avoid...
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    That's why I like this site -- I learn something...

    That's why I like this site -- I learn something new everyday. :)
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    It's totally up to you. Myself, being very new...

    It's totally up to you. Myself, being very new to dog games in general, worked up through the ranks of started, seasoned, and now I'm running finished. Given your background and experience, I would...
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    Finished points do not count towards an HR...

    Finished points do not count towards an HR title...they count towards an HRCH title.

    For an HR (seasoned) title, you need 40 points. These points can come from either 4 seasoned passes (10...
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    http://www.retrievertraining.net/forums/showthread...

    http://www.retrievertraining.net/forums/showthread.php?109048-Garmin-TT-Pro-550-reviews
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    I'm not sure what the walk up is in AKC, but in...

    I'm not sure what the walk up is in AKC, but in HRC you will walk to the line, load a popper, and proceed down a path with the dog at heel. At a predetermined point in the path, a bird will come out...
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    It's goofy (IMO). I have the same setup -- let...

    It's goofy (IMO). I have the same setup -- let me check when I get home and I'll post a diagram or picture or something.
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    I built 4 PVC wingers (based off of Kwicklabs...

    I built 4 PVC wingers (based off of Kwicklabs design) with remote electronics for about $700 total (not including the cost of my time). They may not throw a duck as far as a Zinger, but for me, they...
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    I have an intermediate RTK and it will go into...

    I have an intermediate RTK and it will go into the backseat of a Buick Lacrosse.
  17. Matt Steffes I'll pick #11 as well -- FC-AFC...

    Matt Steffes
    I'll pick #11 as well -- FC-AFC Coolwater's Knockout (Punch) run by Alexandra Washburn
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    I'll take a stab...I'm relatively new to the...

    I'll take a stab...I'm relatively new to the game. Owned my first dog for about 1.5 years - training her by myself with the guidance of a few wonderful club members.

    Question 3 -- there may be...
  19. There is a new HRC club that has just started up...

    There is a new HRC club that has just started up in Bismarck -- Duck Factory HRC. Below is a link to the national HRC website, which contains contact info for all of the HRC clubs:
    ...
  20. Thread: UH Title

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    The HRC Upland Hunter (UH) test is designed to...

    The HRC Upland Hunter (UH) test is designed to test finished-level control of a dog in the field. As mentioned before, there are several components to the test:

    - a walk-up w/honor dog
    -...
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    I also need to work on this -- I just hope we...

    I also need to work on this -- I just hope we have open water by the time the first hunt tests come around!
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    Poll: HRC - that's all I know. Just starting to get...

    HRC - that's all I know. Just starting to get introduced to the AKC games.
  23. Thanks Jeremy!

    Thanks Jeremy!
  24. Thanks for the post Jeremy. I too am in the...

    Thanks for the post Jeremy. I too am in the process of building my own electronics. Most of the parts have ordered and I will be building them over the next month or so.

    One question I do have...
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