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    I am done :D

    I am done :D
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    WTF? Who mentioned anything about complaining to...

    WTF? Who mentioned anything about complaining to anyone? In fact, if you read my posts you would see where I would run earlier if asked.

    In case someone reads this thread and doesn't bother to...
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    Who said anything about complaining to a judge? ...

    Who said anything about complaining to a judge?


    This was enlightening and I appreciate everyone's input.
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    I have marshalled both FTs and hunt tests, but I...

    I have marshalled both FTs and hunt tests, but I am sure I could learn a lot from a more experienced marshall like yourself.

    It would be a joy to have you explain to me again how a pro with half...
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    I just want to make sure I understand you. You...

    I just want to make sure I understand you. You will not have the same issues if you start with dog 20?
  6. Good choices also Todd Sterrett He is not.

    Good choices also Todd Sterrett



    He is not.
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    How would a double master effect the master stake...

    How would a double master effect the master stake you are marshalling?
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    No worries. That is a common comment on here so I...

    No worries. That is a common comment on here so I chuckled when I read it. My question was sincere. I just wanted to know why you do not see it in the Masters? I know that they have a rotation in the...
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    Is there a rotation in the Open and Amateur in...

    Is there a rotation in the Open and Amateur in field trials? If so, and if it doesn't matter, why do they even bother?
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    Thanks for the advice! I will train harder.

    Thanks for the advice! I will train harder.
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    Nope I run Tom. I have been dog 1,6,10 and 12 in...

    Nope I run Tom. I have been dog 1,6,10 and 12 in the last four. Dogs go out in front of you or they are not there I run earlier.
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    If I understand you, tests can start with dog one...

    If I understand you, tests can start with dog one in all three series and we will not have the issues you listed above, but if we start with dog 20 in the second series and dog 40 in the third series...
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    All-age stakes in FT can do this. The higher...

    All-age stakes in FT can do this. The higher stakes have priority. Isn't that the case with hunt tests?



    I do not agree with three at all.

    How much scent is on the ground for the first dog...
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    No necessity for the judges? How about fairness...

    No necessity for the judges? How about fairness to the handlers? I thought the judges decided if there was to be a rotation before the stake starts? So you are saying the marshall makes the decision...
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    Rotation in the Masters

    Why is this not mandatory? I have been on both ends and I have never understood why a judge wouldn't impose a system of rotation. Is there a logical reason or is it that hard to have a rotation?
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    I wonder why they start the amateur stake in...

    I wonder why they start the amateur stake in field trials on Saturday?
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    I know, but at least it helps the pros out....

    I know, but at least it helps the pros out. :rolleyes:
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    There are two clubs near me (within 2 1/2 hours)...

    There are two clubs near me (within 2 1/2 hours) that have 60 dog Masters that start on Fridays. Does not help an amateur working man.
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    I would waterfowl hunt until November 1st when...

    I would waterfowl hunt until November 1st when the rut would start to kick in. Then I would bowhunt until I filled my two tags. Waiting until November 1st to start keeps me from burning out my spots...
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    The benefit is expanded hunting opportunity. ...

    The benefit is expanded hunting opportunity.

    Learn to identify your target before you shoot. A wood duck does not resemble a teal. If your state harvests too many non-target ducks you will not...
  21. 11 retrieves and two days? I thought they were...

    11 retrieves and two days? I thought they were just one series.
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    The test is now different then what the "early"...

    The test is now different then what the "early" dogs ran. It would take one minute to put the decoy back where the judge originally placed it.
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    Doesn't the rule state that a judge needs to have...

    Doesn't the rule state that a judge needs to have handled a dog at the level he/she is judging, and received a passing score? So technically, a handler could handle a dog only one series at an event...
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    Sorry to hear about your loss. I just finished...

    Sorry to hear about your loss.
    I just finished this for a friend whose dog passed in January. I haven't printed it yet, so any criticism would be appreciated.
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    Looks like a duck, smells like a duck, tastes...

    Looks like a duck, smells like a duck, tastes like a duck and if it was truly in the area of the fall you would make a junior dog re-run? seriously? A dog stumbles on a duck nest, I think I read in...
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