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Thread: Marking Test, Common Occurrence?

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    Default Marking Test, Common Occurrence?

    In a real life hunting scenerio you could possibly have a dog on land or in the water retrieving a bird while more birds are buzzy around. Being the careful hunters we all are I'm sure many have dropped another bird or two while the dog is on the return with a retrieve.

    How often, if ever have you witnessed this real life hunting scenerio at a Hunt Test or Field Trial?
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    If the dog is out... We arent shooting!! NEVER! See a dog get killed in front of you.. You will stop too!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wade View Post
    In a real life hunting scenerio you could possibly have a dog on land or in the water retrieving a bird while more birds are buzzy around. Being the careful hunters we all are I'm sure many have dropped another bird or two while the dog is on the return with a retrieve.

    How often, if ever have you witnessed this real life hunting scenerio at a Hunt Test or Field Trial?
    About every second or third MH. A diversion shot is required, but diversion birds are pretty common.

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    Quote Originally Posted by i_willie12 View Post
    If the dog is out... We arent shooting!! NEVER! See a dog get killed in front of you.. You will stop too!
    That's unfortunate, but we whack and stack with the dog(s) retrieving. I see no issue with it.

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    HRC hunt tests require a diversion bird at all levels except Started. The purpose is to simulate a bird that is shot while the dog is returning with another bird. In Finished, if the dog switches (drops the original bird and picks up the diversion bird) the dog fails.
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    Quote Originally Posted by i_willie12 View Post
    If the dog is out... We arent shooting!! NEVER! See a dog get killed in front of you.. You will stop too!

    I'm with you...You shoot while my dog is on a retrieve, and OUR hunt is over...
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    Used to be called a "bulldog". Were more common in in the 80s and early 90s.
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    Our hunt test two weeks ago 1st series was a triple with a diversion flyer bulldog with a double blind. Upon the return of the first bird retrieved (usually the go bird) a flyer was shot as the diversion. Most of the dogs did OK.

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    Here's an up close and personal video I made while I manned the middle station. Sharon Collins running her beast...JET. It's not the entire test, but you get a good glimpse of the bulldog when Jet returns from getting the go bird across the channel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Willie Alderson View Post
    Our hunt test two weeks ago 1st series was a triple with a diversion flyer bulldog with a double blind. Upon the return of the first bird retrieved (usually the go bird) a flyer was shot as the diversion. Most of the dogs did OK.

    1st series Master TVHRC April 2014.jpg
    I think most top notch hunting dogs and HT dogs would handle them with no problem... Try it a FT and the dogs might be OK... But half the handlers would have a coronary!
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    well i kinda live in a duck desert so we dont get many ducks so never seen it happen but also knowing that if we are shooting passing wood ducks and the situation was right then yes it could happen for my dog. but we see one in every test and just about every training setup.

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