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    Yeah, and a play on his (her? - Hens are biologically "hers," you know) asinine comment:

    Quote Originally Posted by delawarebluehen View Post
    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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    If DelBay had to go to $100 they'll all be at $100 and still just breaking even. Bring in a couple of out of town judges and check the cost. Easily $300-$400 driving or flying.
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    Interesting theory though. If we could raise entry fees to where me and 11 other dogs were entered...
    But I still would have to win.
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    Quote Originally Posted by delawarebluehen View Post
    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
    Cause it takes a special kind of crazy to run FTs!

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    The Open is $100, The Am is $80 - so if I'm an Am and enter both the Open and Am with my dog, that equals $90 per stake - still reasonable. What the larger entry fee does is help with the cost of putting on the trial and passes that on to those who are absent from the trial (i.e. pro handles dog only entered in the Open). Second thing I noticed is the trial runs Sat - Mon...makes pretty good sense what the club is doing - trying to encourage Amateurs to show up and be part of the process - good for them! At least that's my take on it.
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    It seems to me that people run in a hunt test as they are competing against a standard instead of other dogs where if they pass that standard they go home with a ribbon and a pass toward a title. I am not saying in any way that one is better than the other as I plan on trialing once I have a dog of caliber, until then I will continue gettin experience in handling at the hunt test. I believe that both events would cost the same to run, it just comes down to people's choice on what to run. Just my opinion.
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    [QUOTE;1195962]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[/QUOTE]

    Entry fees are a small part of the cost pie when it comes to campaigning a dog in field trials. With plenty of trials having 100+ plus dogs entered in the Open it doesn't seem that entry costs are a big deal to many who play the game.

    I also don't think there are very many who would use entry fees as a basis to decide whether to compete in field trials or run hunt tests.

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    I am an amateur and run hunt tests. It is not so much the money it costs me to enter, although $100 is a lot to me, it is being able to get my dog in. With limited entries, it seems that the Master fills up very quickly with the pros dogs. I 'm not knocking the pros because we need them, but I wish it were easier to get my one dog in.

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    Pagedog run trials you will never be shut out at the window

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Lash View Post
    If DelBay had to go to $100 they'll all be at $100 and still just breaking even. Bring in a couple of out of town judges and check the cost. Easily $300-$400 driving or flying.

    I booked my flight to Memphis in October 2013 for an April 2014 trial. $300. That does not include parking at airport, baggage fees, etc. Costs add up quickly
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    Tom wall you are correct in that some of the folks that run trials could care less about the entry fee and campaigning a dog is expensive. I guess the point that I am trying to understand is that if entry fees continue to rise at the rate they are they who will be left to compete , judge, Marshall , shot flyers, and so on.

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