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    Thanks for all the suggestions and ideas. We...

    Thanks for all the suggestions and ideas. We hope that we can help create a great experience for a new handler at our AKC Hunt Test this spring (see "Events" section here on RTF for more details). ...
  2. Carolinas Retriever Assoc. Hunt Test 101 Seminar for New Handlers

    A short, one hour Hunt Test 101 seminar will be given at our Spring Hunt Test at The Diamond E Farm in Mullins, SC on Saturday, April 26th. This seminar will be given by our club Vice President and...
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    Hunt Test 101 For New Handlers

    Last Fall Angie and I had the fun of campaigning our four puppy litter mates through the Carolina's as they participated in AKC Junior Hunt Test events. We haven't been in a Junior Hunter gallery in...
  4. I have but one bit of advice to add to this...

    I have but one bit of advice to add to this topic. It will be almost impossible to meet every single suggested requirement in a Hunt Test. If we must "fall short" in any given area......I say do...
  5. I agree with Breck when he uses the term...

    I agree with Breck when he uses the term "normally" in his winger/bird boy statement. However, since bird boys are human, shot timing may vary. I've seen shots 3 seconds before launch and shots 3...
  6. Vicky, so sorry for your loss. Thoughts and...

    Vicky, so sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers from your friends in SC.
    Wally
  7. Proud of our SC girl! Wally

    Proud of our SC girl!
    Wally
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    I just buy the white PVC 1/2" glue on type...

    I just buy the white PVC 1/2" glue on type couplings. They are already the proper length and no cutting is required.

    Wally
  9. I like this one....it will angle down to 45...

    I like this one....it will angle down to 45 degrees for pond/ditch banks.

    http://www.carverequipment.com/farm-maxx-mowers.php

    Wally
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    Who has a link to a web site with a confirmed...

    Who has a link to a web site with a confirmed correct silver tubing?

    Wally
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    Thanks to all for the info and offering to help. ...

    Thanks to all for the info and offering to help. We're were considering an attempt at this with our November Hunt test but with this helpful info we see we have some foundation work to do. We will...
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    Quoted by Dan Wegner: "Your club does have to be...

    Quoted by Dan Wegner:
    "Your club does have to be separtely licensed to hold FT's as well as HT's with AKC".

    Dan, what is involved in obtaining an AKC Field Trial license for your club?

    And...
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    O/H Qualifying Event Suggestions

    My club is pondering the thought of offering an O/H Q on the Friday before an upcoming Hunt Test. We typically take that Friday and make sure everything is in place for a nice smooth start of the...
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    Thanks to all for the info.....now I feel safe to...

    Thanks to all for the info.....now I feel safe to proceed with the blue dye.

    By the way, does anyone know if a Tie Dye Lab is more valuable than a Silver Labradoodle?

    :)

    Wally
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    Pond Dye on Dogs Coat

    I have treated my ponds for algae and would like to keep them clear as much as possible. Based on information I have learned from my searches here on RTF, I have considered using pond dye (prevents...
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    I've named all our dogs since Grace after those...

    I've named all our dogs since Grace after those old time hymns that we used to hear our Grandmas humming while fixin' lard biscuits and frying pork chops.

    Elliott's Amazing Grace Of Diamond E MH,...
  17. D, That's nicer than where my kids were born :)....

    D,
    That's nicer than where my kids were born :). You and Steve have done a great job with that project........in the planning and actual building.

    Can't wait to see that box full of Blackfoot's....
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    Jim, Wish I could have seen your little man...

    Jim,
    Wish I could have seen your little man run.....sounds like you are going to have a lot of fun with him.
    Thanks for the support this weekend,
    Wally
  19. Simple puppy psychology....while pointing your...

    Simple puppy psychology....while pointing your finger at him and in a very stern voice tell him that food is very expensive and your wife likes it to stay nice and neat in the bowl and if he messes...
  20. When your daughter says, "Mom & Dad, I'm getting...

    When your daughter says, "Mom & Dad, I'm getting married in September. When is there NOT a Hunt Test? I'd kinda' like ya'll to come."

    Wally
  21. Bridget, So very, very sorry. Wally & Angie

    Bridget,
    So very, very sorry.

    Wally & Angie
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    Yes mam, popper guns are still on stand by for...

    Yes mam, popper guns are still on stand by for long distances, strong winds, diversion shots, etc. This still allows us to take our limited number of 16 year old bird boys with Hunter Ed...
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    This question was asked when we made our inquiry...

    This question was asked when we made our inquiry on the winger 209's. It is my understanding that they will not allow the starter pistols.....I think this would be where you fall back into the...
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    It is accepted.....desire to be safer is smiled...

    It is accepted.....desire to be safer is smiled upon. We still always make a test throw to confirm with judges at set up.

    Wally
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    I don't know Bubba.....word is there is a tater...

    I don't know Bubba.....word is there is a tater chip shortage over there in your neck of the woods (for whatever reason) and there was a proposal to make munchy treats from this source :).

    Wally
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