So the hunt test game started for the average guy/gal to build a better retriever hunting partner. We gave them titles and local tests for evaluations ; to give feedback on what items we can train on further. The dog and handler team are supposed to be judges by our peers (fellow hunters). We then achieve a title at the highest level and then this "CARROT" is dangling out there that says if you give up another two weeks of your time/job/family you can say you went to Master Nationals... So the question I have- is the Master Nationals about the average guy/gal wanting a better retrieving hunting partner? Folks- ask yourselves- you who are throwing birds each weeklend test and that you cant get your dog entered because it filled up to quickly to be a voice in your club and opt out if that is what it will take. There are other "dog games" -your hunting partner doesnt care about a plate nor a title!