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    While scrolling thru entry express I noticed that Del Bay Retriever club entry for the open was $100.00. I understand that cost of having a trial is expensive but $100.00 per dog . Does that not seem like a bit much. How much is a flyer in Delaware like 50.00 or is the club trying to limit the number of entrys so that only members will win?

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    Do Blue Hens fly? Maybe we could shoot those cheaper at this year's FTs. But that would mean we DelBay members probably wouldn't win - as we would've desecrated the state bird... I, personally, wouldn't win anyhow, but shooting the state bird as your flier is just as good a reason not to win as any (other than maybe being a crap handler in the first place)...

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    Crackerd what are you talking about?

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    Until you put on a field trial, it is hard to appreciate the costs associated with it. For example,
    - insurance
    - lease
    - shells
    - help
    - birds
    - judges (travel, housing, meals, gifts)
    - ribbons, trophies

    The Rocky Mountain Retriever Club will charge $90 in Open.

    We will be happy if we break even
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    I suppose your right. Hunt test sell out in a hour field trial raise there entry what an I thinking More dogs equals more money but we don't want more dogs so we raise the entry fee

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    Believe your rationale and your 'rithmetic's off, bluehen - and as you know we got some pretty good 'rithmetic here in Delaware.

    Also believe Ted graciously gave you a "good accounting" of field trial entry costs.

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    If I could ever get a dog to compete at that level I would gladly fork over $100 even to lose to a better dog.

    Unfortunately I'm either going to have to pay for a finished dog or a pro to train my dog... THATS the money I wish I had. not the measley $100 to enter the event!

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    Enter two dogs in the Open and Am, that's $400.00 plus EE fee each weekend. It adds up pretty quickly and forces me to make some hard decisions.

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    By that accounting I can't believe I missed it. I can't believe more clubs are not folding. The hunt test game is growing every year and the trials have not. I wonder why more people don't run trials

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    Quote Originally Posted by delawarebluehen View Post
    Crackerd what are you talking about?
    Looked like a play on your user name, or thats how I read it anyway
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