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    Decoys should be a part of all hunt tests. If...

    Decoys should be a part of all hunt tests. If your dog isn't used to swimming through and past them, it's something I'd certainly be working on prior to entering even a junior!
  2. The biggest lesson (IMO) to have learned from...

    The biggest lesson (IMO) to have learned from this is in relation to the no bird. As pointed out, if the no bird occurred on a dead bird, I'd come right back, but if it's a flyer.....I want the...
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    First game...they needed full points and were...

    First game...they needed full points and were able to get it. Hopefully that's the worst game they play though or they could still be in trouble. Portugal having been spanked by Germany will be...
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    Do a search on derby setups and you'll get ton's...

    Do a search on derby setups and you'll get ton's of threads regarding this topic. Many will have pictures included or some sort of diagram.
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    [QUOTE=sunnydee;1221221] I thing it is most...

    [QUOTE=sunnydee;1221221] I thing it is most important to encourage people to continue playing the game and not get all rapped up in rules and regulations, especially at the junior level, there is...
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    Well said Paul!

    Well said Paul!
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    Dang...if that's legit...WOW!

    Dang...if that's legit...WOW!
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    Can you elaborate on this "example" a bit? Are...

    Can you elaborate on this "example" a bit? Are you inferring that should the dog go into the blind that's concealing the gunner and take a duck from him and return with it...that he's done his job?...
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    ahhhhhh...your right, so remind me again why...

    ahhhhhh...your right, so remind me again why we're 16 pages in and still talking about a gun? :-)

    I bring my own decoys as well GD and typically have about 2 dz FB geese. I despise shells at...
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    If the argument being made is that a gun (wooden...

    If the argument being made is that a gun (wooden or other) is used with the intention to more closely mimic a real hunting scenario, then why do you also not see the use of other hunting gear at AKC...
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    Does it change the game by capitalizing a certain...

    Does it change the game by capitalizing a certain word? Is hunt tests the same as HUNT tests or hunt TESTS?

    In the end, isn't that what this argument is all about? Which word YOU view as more...
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    I'm with you Sharon. I hate the idea and the...

    I'm with you Sharon. I hate the idea and the practice.
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    Interesting Ted! Thanks for pointing that out! ...

    Interesting Ted! Thanks for pointing that out! I see the HT rules mention intimidation, but the FT rules do not (although the HT rules use it in the sentence as threatening gesture so I'm not sure...
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    Intimidation

    Question.....whenever there's a judges thread regarding what handlers can or cannot do, at some point the word "intimidation" is used. Someone will say that if a handler does ABC that they will...
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    And I've seen handlers take their boot and...

    And I've seen handlers take their boot and "remind" a dog that he's getting out to far to...should we ban boots to? The madness just doesn't end does it......how about us judges just sit back and...
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    Good luck tomorrow LNS!!

    Good luck tomorrow LNS!!
  17. not to take this thread off track, but I remember...

    not to take this thread off track, but I remember at a NAHRA test a few years back where on the water series, when the judges would hand the birds to a worker to be placed on the rack, he would wipe...
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    I haven't tried any of the MG calls yet but have...

    I haven't tried any of the MG calls yet but have a buddy who has the delrin and it sounds good. GS2 like jd6400 says is one of the best goose hunting dvd's out there. I wouldn't hesitate to buy it....
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    AKC judges seminar

    Question- I looked at some old threads and the AKC website, but couldn't find anything specific towards this. But does AKC limit the amount of seminars an area has in a calender year for HT judging?...
  20. Becky- who's the pup out of? It just might...

    Becky- who's the pup out of? It just might provide some more ideas. :-)
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    might as well dream big! My dreams are a little...

    might as well dream big! My dreams are a little smaller....just hoping that the Wild get past the first rd!
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    That's the best advice you'll get on the topic...

    That's the best advice you'll get on the topic right there! :-)
  23. Question for ya Dr. Ed (or other handlers or...

    Question for ya Dr. Ed (or other handlers or anyone who's been close to the line)....having been in the nose bleeds (gallery) yesterday and watching the test, with the go bird flyer being thrown...
  24. Sorry if I missed it, but the 7th is still...

    Sorry if I missed it, but the 7th is still planned on being at Randy's correct? Going to head over in the morning.
  25. If you look at the blog and the test diagram (not...

    If you look at the blog and the test diagram (not the still photo)...this test looks like it was originally set to be a quad! I can only imagine what this would've been like had they thrown another...
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