I have stayed out of this so far but I'm to put my 2 cents in about one of the writers...Lyle has paid his dues a long time ago in this game...He ran his own dogs and judged in the past and served in leadership roles to put on events...I can't speak for others that were a part of the draft....As far as our club goes, we welcome the pros with a truck load of dogs...If not for them we would not be having a test.. We have the room to have a split master so we welcome 80 dog entries...Our problem is when we only have 40 master dogs...12 jr and 8 sr dogs...I don't believe there is a one solution fix to the problem that effect only some clubs...Steve S
Last edited by steve schreiner; 04-22-2014 at 04:37 PM.
"Your dog learns as much by doing his work right,by your praise and encouragement, as he does by your displeasure and correction." DLWalters
My dog has been the victim of the limited entry and he has been the cause of other dogs being the victim. I'm not smart enough to know the solution...nor did I offer one. I was simply trying to encourage some ideas so that might result in a discussion that might result in a solution. My thoughts are simply this...maybe we could take some of the pressure off by changing the requirements OR maybe there is someway to change the rules to make it easier on the clubs to make more money, offer more tests and provide more opportunities.
If I have offended with my comments, I apologize and I will probably have to apologize again...the next time.
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Boomer's Webb Footed Contessa - "Tessa"
The solution is so simple, that it is heartbreaking.
In the beginning God created Field Trials, life was good.
Then, slowly a movement started with the duck hunters and the gunners of the field trials.
It rose up and one afternoon at the after-party of a field trial, Mr. Spear put pen to paper
And NAHRA was formed and incorporated in Stowe, Vermont and hunt tests began, life was good. The masses started running hunting dogs. The great akc split happened and UKC formed the hrc, and life was good. Then all these akc people who, because of the Lardy VHS tapes started kicking butt at akc hunt tests. Hunt test Pro’s sprang up and everyone wanted something more. So the Master National was formed, for something more, and life was good. Then the masses all of a sudden that wanted something more needed to qualify for it!!!!! And clubs were overloaded with akc master entries, life started to suck the big weenie of life for you and me and everyone else sitting in a john boat tossing ducks all day for a bag lunch and a moist towellet.
So that solution that is so simple it is heartbreaking I eluded to?
All you akc hunt test folks yearning for something more and clawing and scratching to get into year after year your master national and overworking my butt as I sit in the john boat.
PPPssssst! Hey, next club over has a 25 dog qualifying stake at the field trial they are hosting. Want something more? Frickin Enter It!!!!!
The Beast has come full circle.
"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
Seems to me like there needs to be a few big ass tests that are strictly for MN qualifying to take the load off the club tests...maybe put on by the MN group.
If passing the MN counted as two qualifying passes for the next year, or three?
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Ha! I like Mr. Bora's analogy. "The beast has come full circle"! Amen.
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