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    Default Looking for training Ponds in the Lafayette area!

    Hi, My name is James Howell and I am a 25 year old young trainer that moved to the Lafayette area. I have two Labs that I am looking to continue their training to prepare them for hunt test in the fall. If anyone has any information of what I can do or where I can go I would greatly appreciate it. I very much willing to train with a group as well. Trying to show my dogs as many different looks as I can before hunt test start.

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    Welcome to RTF James,
    what state are you in?
    We can point you to an RTF member and club near you
    more than one Lafayette and all???
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    If it's Laffy La, there isn't much water to be had. PM me or Franco for a list of folks that my help you out with training water/grounds.
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    Lafayette, IN?
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    there is aKOA campground just off I-10, and martin lake se of town. You might try those

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    I'm in crown Point IN about hour north if you ever want to drive alittle pm me and I'll give u my number.
    There are a couple of hunt test people in area, I have only run field trials.

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    My hometown.......If it's Lafayette, IN.

    There should be a HRC club closeby. Maybe towards Rossville. check HRC website and clubs listed. I'm sure some of those farmers have some ponds tucked away somewhere.

    Try Hoosier HRC. They have training days in Frankfort and Farmland.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sportnclays View Post
    there is aKOA campground just off I-10, and martin lake se of town. You might try those
    Rip rap along bank of KOA lake excludes it as an option and alligators in Lake Martin I think should cancel it out also.
    Maybe the OP will chime in one day as to what state he lives in so we can actually stop assuming where he is located.
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    Lafayette, Louisiana
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    Quote Originally Posted by Raymond Little View Post
    Rip rap along bank of KOA lake excludes it as an option and alligators in Lake Martin I think should cancel it out also.
    Maybe the OP will chime in one day as to what state he lives in so we can actually stop assuming where he is located.
    I was talking to a Swamp Tour operator out of Lake Martin. She says there are at least a dozen gators over 10ft and plenty of smaller ones. They'll be in booth #1418 in the Cajundone for the Outdoor Expo last full weekend in July.

    Best bet for anyone new to the area is to attend a Cajun HRC quarterly meeting in Jennings. They have access to good training water in Arnaudville and Carencro. Or, contact them through their website, just Google Cajun HRC and call them. Introduce yourself and state your interest.

    Rumor has it that the Cajun HRC folks have agreed to an arrangement with the Cajun Riviera FT folks. Cajun Riviera has splendid grounds and water which would make for outstanding HT grounds. In return, they chip in their help at Field Trials.
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