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    Couldn't agree more with you Dave having recently...

    Couldn't agree more with you Dave having recently taken the test for I believe the fourth time. Still doesn't make any sense to me why the HT program requires periodic re-testing and the FT program...
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    Buster737, the gunsmith's name is Matt Parker and...

    Buster737, the gunsmith's name is Matt Parker and his email is parkermatt73@gmail.com. Good luck with getting the pistol repaired.
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    I had mine repaired about a year or so ago by my...

    I had mine repaired about a year or so ago by my local gunsmith and he then repaired one of my training partner's Days End pistol. Both were repaired for about $70-80 each. Mine is 16 years old and...
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    One step that could help alleviate the situation...

    One step that could help alleviate the situation is for clubs in a regional area to band together when I club decides to offer unlimited entries or expand additional Master flights. For example, if...
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    Marty and Dave So sorry to hear of your loss. ...

    Marty and Dave

    So sorry to hear of your loss. Pixie and Hope had a great life and some wonderful owners. I'm sure they will remain in your hearts.
  6. The Kansas City club is holding their Fall field...

    The Kansas City club is holding their Fall field trial this weekend in Sedalia and may have some birds left over. You may try Bud McConneghey (sp?) at Red Label Kennels in El Dorado Springs, MO. I...
  7. I don't disagree, but interpretation comes into...

    I don't disagree, but interpretation comes into play. What is moderate for one person may be severe for another. Same goes for style. I have heard of more than one judge comment that while they have...
  8. From the Hunt Test rule book..... Minor faults -...

    From the Hunt Test rule book.....
    Minor faults - Slight short whining or one bark – while on the line or on being sent to retrieve.

    Moderate Faults - Moderate whining of short duration

    Serious...
  9. To answer Paul's question I have failed dogs for...

    To answer Paul's question I have failed dogs for style (i.e., avg score < 5), but admittedly relatively few. More common has been a lower score for style has prevented a dog from receiving an overall...
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    Not trying to speak for Richchief but two that...

    Not trying to speak for Richchief but two that readily come to mind when judging flights dominated by a few pros is when you have to honor (1st series when you have the most dogs to work with) and...
  11. Name:Rip Shively - please count me in......

    Name:Rip Shively - please count me in...
    Winner:FC-AFC Coolwater's Knockout, Alex Washburn
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    Speaking Jerry Day... I posted the information...

    Speaking Jerry Day... I posted the information below earlier this week in response to another thread about NEF pistol repair. For those of you with the older Days End pistols that have broken and in...
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    I recently have had two of these pistols...

    I recently have had two of these pistols (Actually they were the old Days End model) worked on by a local gunsmith. One cost about $70 to repair, one was $55. Here's what the gunsmith had to say in...
  14. Thread: dogtra RR

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    I use both Zinger and Gunners Up wingers with my...

    I use both Zinger and Gunners Up wingers with my Dogtra RR electronics. Not sure if it's still the same but at one point in time the polarity had to be switched depending on whether you were using...
  15. Getting back to the OP's question... seldom in my...

    Getting back to the OP's question... seldom in my experience in judging a set of marks or a blind have I had a 'no score' for one of the four/three attributes being tested. The only time it has come...
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    Ditto. Mine broke after about 13 years and had it...

    Ditto. Mine broke after about 13 years and had it fixed by a local gunsmith. He bought the needed part off of eBay.
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    The whelping nests made by Scotts are worth their...

    The whelping nests made by Scotts are worth their weight in gold, especially during the first 7-10 days.
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    Shawn I feel like you are holding back. How do...

    Shawn
    I feel like you are holding back. How do you really feel?
  19. The standard basically comes down to an average...

    The standard basically comes down to an average score and sometimes it takes deliberation to reach that score. There are many times I want to discuss a poor performance with my co-judge because I...
  20. I own both types and both are good products. I...

    I own both types and both are good products. I prefer the Zingers because they are lighter, which makes a difference when I have to carry the wingers into some places to train. Compared to the older...
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    Jeremy, I live in Columbia and a member of the...

    Jeremy, I live in Columbia and a member of the Missouri River Retriever Club. Where are you located? It's been hard to generate interest in training days for the MRRC but that doesn't mean we can't...
  22. Just a reminder entries close tomorrow at midnight

    Just a reminder entries close tomorrow at midnight
  23. Missouri River Retriever Club - Spring Hunt Test, April 20-21

    The Missouri River Retriever Club will be having it's Spring Hunt Test April 20-21 at Eagle Bluffs Conservation Area, just outside of Columbia, MO (note: this is a change from the Whetstone...
  24. So as one of the judges of this flight I just...

    So as one of the judges of this flight I just checked my scoresheets and notes. #19 did a great job and is a fine animal. Congratulations to Lonnie and thanks for all your help as well as others...
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    I'm still bitter that re-teting is a requirement...

    I'm still bitter that re-teting is a requirement for HT and not FT judges. As Dave Wolfe eluded to in another thread, the re-testing requirement doesn't necessarily make for better judges or...
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