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    Cool History!!

    HISTORY!!

    Man I love history!
    And I want to thank RTF member Rnd for the wonderful surprise in my mailbox yesterday!
    A couple weeks ago I had a couple of phone conversations after my goose trail thread. About why we all test and hunting dogs vs. testing dogs and why hunt tests started.
    Well team.
    It don’t get much clearer than the first yellow page below. Side one of the insert of the combination AKC / NAHRA rulebook from 1984!

    I have wanted one of these for ages! Thank You Very Much!

    I hope you all are able to zoom in and read. Might be ruff for the telephone RTF’ers. Fire up the ol’ desk top if you need to. So, why were hunt tests started? To help hunters have better trained retrievers! Who’d a thunk it?







    "So what is big is not always the Trout nor the Deer but the chance, the being there. And what is full is not necessarily the creel nor the freezer, but the memory." ~ Aldo Leopold

    "The Greatest Obstacle to Discovery is not Ignorance -- It is the Illusion of Knowledge" ~ Daniel Boorstin

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    This is real cool, Ken. I don't know if I have one in my files. I don't think so. I might have one from AKC ca. Feb 1985.

    Do you have the 1985 NAHRA Rule Book?

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    Very cool!
    The mightiest oak was once a small nut that stood its ground

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    Where's Omar Driscoll today?
    John Lash

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    "Field trials are not a game for good dogs. They're for great dogs with great training." E. Graham

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Lash View Post
    Where's Omar Driscoll today?
    He's around, you just can't see him due to wearing camo from head to toe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Lash View Post
    Where's Omar Driscoll today?
    i ran into him two seasons ago in rorher, arkansas, pop. 37. at that time he had plenty of hunting in the mcghee south arkansas-north la area.

    he was wearing camo that day!
    john mccallie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keith Stroyan View Post
    This is real cool, Ken. I don't know if I have one in my files. I don't think so. I might have one from AKC ca. Feb 1985.

    Do you have the 1985 NAHRA Rule Book?

    sadly no, I do not have ether. And that was the break away year. and UKC's first year wasn't it?
    When both the AKC and Ohmar left NAHRA in one swell foop.
    I know from earlier like threads Bill Watson had typed he had ether an 85 NAHRA or an 85 AKC. maybe both?
    Does anyone have one of the gray ribbons with both the NAHRA seal and the AKC logo????
    would love a photo of that please? and a story of the test. anyone???
    "So what is big is not always the Trout nor the Deer but the chance, the being there. And what is full is not necessarily the creel nor the freezer, but the memory." ~ Aldo Leopold

    "The Greatest Obstacle to Discovery is not Ignorance -- It is the Illusion of Knowledge" ~ Daniel Boorstin

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    I have this one: AKC July 1985

    I believe this is the first edition??? I could be wrong through...

    They say the memory is the 2nd to go...Can't remember what the first was

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    May you pin all the marks and line the blinds!!

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    I have this one as well 1985: NAHRA Rule Book,

    Outside.jpgInside.jpg
    May you pin all the marks and line the blinds!!

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    I was leaving the game about the time all this started. But I was running a test with Omar as judge and he dropped my dog for refusing to pick up a blind. Kept handling back to the spot, dog wouldn't pick it up. Omar told me to whistle the dog in. I told him there was no bird out there. He just laughed at me. I started walking out to it and the judges had to follow me... sure enough, no one had planted the bird.

    Hadn't thought about that for almost 30 years. Amazing how it can still make my blood pressure rise. Oh, well...

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