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    I agree with Mark (did I just type that?). I use...

    I agree with Mark (did I just type that?). I use it periodically, particularly if I think a dog's hunt pattern during regular marks needs to be improved.
  2. I own 3 Zinger II's and one SOG. All have been...

    I own 3 Zinger II's and one SOG. All have been good products but as I often have joked with one of my training partners owning wingers is a love-hate situation. That said, I think the Zinger throws...
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    In addition to the other advice you can take the...

    In addition to the other advice you can take the battery pack to a Batteries Plus store and see if they have something that will work. You can also try The Collar Clinic. I have used them before in...
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    In addition to the points already made factors...

    In addition to the points already made factors can change flight to flight at a test (wind direction, establishing of trails and paths, etc.). Lastly, there is room for discretion among judges.
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    Rod I lived in Klamath for about 10 years,...

    Rod
    I lived in Klamath for about 10 years, although I moved away about 7 years ago and miss it dearly. I'm sure there are some new amateurs there but I'd suggest looking up Walt Barnes, Harry...
  6. Go back to Mark Land's post. I have wondered...

    Go back to Mark Land's post. I have wondered whether it would work if clubs in a local geographic area would get together and discuss the factors limiting entries and pull together to overcome or...
  7. Thread: FF Table

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    My FF table is 16' long, 2' wide, and about 3'...

    My FF table is 16' long, 2' wide, and about 3' high. I built 4 smaller tables (4' long, 2' wide, 3' high) and bolt them together. That way I can break them down and use them for different uses in my...
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    I agree with Mark and Glen. A lot of value in...

    I agree with Mark and Glen. A lot of value in running walk around or walk out (just plant one bumper) blinds and establishing memory blinds in several locations before giving the dog a steady dose...
  9. Please count me in, Rip Shively Winner: Dog...

    Please count me in, Rip Shively

    Winner: Dog #18, Jaybar American Idol, Barb Younglove
  10. So I attended the event in question and ran in...

    So I attended the event in question and ran in one of the Master stakes. Having judged a few times in my life (including for this club), not to mention help put on a few tests I recognize the amount...
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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.
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  21. Name:Rip Shively - please count me in......

    Name:Rip Shively - please count me in...
    Winner:FC-AFC Coolwater's Knockout, Alex Washburn
  22. Thread: Gun X 209

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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...
  24. 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...
  25. 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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