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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...
  2. Name:Rip Shively - please count me in......

    Name:Rip Shively - please count me in...
    Winner:FC-AFC Coolwater's Knockout, Alex Washburn
  3. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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?
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  13. Just a reminder entries close tomorrow at midnight

    Just a reminder entries close tomorrow at midnight
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  17. To answer your first question, yes I pay...

    To answer your first question, yes I pay attention but to be honest if I scratch for personal reasons that should be on me and not the club so I am okay with no refund. Entry fees are only part of...
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    I went back a read the original post and believe...

    I went back a read the original post and believe the OP was trying to initiate discussion and not pass judgement. In that vain, I believe the HT and HT judging communities are well-served to hold...
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    Previous posts bring up two important points with...

    Previous posts bring up two important points with regard to pass rates. First, the majority of dogs in Master stakes in this area are being run by pros who have the ability to train 5-7 days a week...
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    I certainly don't claim to have all the answers...

    I certainly don't claim to have all the answers but I know there are some challenges to the HT game. Fewer and fewer owners are running their dogs and interest in belonging and participating in a...
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    Just saw this thread and figured I would comment...

    Just saw this thread and figured I would comment since I am the hunt tet chair for the MRRC. People can throw stones and accuse us of poor planning, that's your right. We did move the location of...
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    I recently had the same problem with my Gunners...

    I recently had the same problem with my Gunners Up winger. I replaced the wiring harness last Summer and it seemed to help but didn't completely fix the problem. It still worked intermittedly and...
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    Ron I have only used one at a time although I...

    Ron

    I have only used one at a time although I have heard of folks using two for really large litters (12+ puppies). I had one litter with 11 puppies and all fit when they were a few days old. ...
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    For your next litter I would highly recommend the...

    For your next litter I would highly recommend the Scott Whelping Nest. Keeps the puppies at a safe temperature (around 97-98 F but you can adjust), easy to clean, and lasts a long time. Mine is...
  25. It's important to remember in the hunt test game...

    It's important to remember in the hunt test game it all comes down to the score you give for the individual categories, marking being one of those categories. Dropping a dog from the first series in...
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