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    It might be prudent to refrain from Internet evaluation and judging based on 2nd, 3rd, and sometimes 4th hand information from someone who is viewing the test from 90 degrees and 50 yards from the line. While my sources are not numerous not a single person has viewed out of sight as an issue on this blind.

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    Its a great blind just hope we get it in the morning!
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    Lainee I tend to trust you more than the blog.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EdA View Post
    It might be prudent to refrain from Internet evaluation and judging based on 2nd, 3rd, and sometimes 4th hand information from someone who is viewing the test from 90 degrees and 50 yards from the line. While my sources are not numerous not a single person has viewed out of sight as an issue on this blind.

    And my source does not view it as an issue I'm pretty sure, just offering an insight to the blind...not being critical.

    We aren't there so none of us should critize the setup & I'm sure this kind of chatter could prevent some sources sharing insight, so complain away and we will all be stuck with just the blog!
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    Quote Originally Posted by FOM View Post
    My source said pick up and with the timeliness of the blog reporting, I'm gonna believe my source!

    Behind 15+ dogs regards...

    Edit: Smashed it regards!
    Pick up is decision of the handler (or sometimes the judges). Either way, it is finite. Poor or very poor can (sometimes) "play" in a National. All judgements are relative to the field and this appears to be a difficult blind.

    That said, "failure on the weekend is the same as failure at a National"

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    Originally Posted by EdA It might be prudent to refrain from Internet evaluation and judging based on 2nd, 3rd, and sometimes 4th hand information from someone who is viewing the test from 90 degrees and 50 yards from the line. While my sources are not numerous not a single person has viewed out of sight as an issue on this blind.
    Quote Originally Posted by FOM View Post
    And my source does not view it as an issue I'm pretty sure, just offering an insight to the blind...not being critical.

    We aren't there so none of us should critize the setup & I'm sure this kind of chatter could prevent some sources sharing insight, so complain away and we will all be stuck with just the blog!

    I think Ed was referring to another comment, not to yours.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zipmarc View Post

    I think Ed was referring to another comment, not to yours.

    I was agreeing with him or at least trying to (iPhone replying sucks!)
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    Sources say they stopped at 41 or 42. Sorry that's the best info I have right now...

    Edit: confirmed 42 was last dog to run, 43 will start tomorrow
    Last edited by FOM; 11-12-2012 at 06:55 PM.
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    Dog 42 did run as the last dog tonight

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mary Lynn Metras View Post
    Picked up the bird?? do you mean or picked up?
    Quote Originally Posted by FOM View Post
    They were picked up, done, finished...
    it is a from way back term coined by some of the first Golden Retriever Owners running field trials.
    when a Golden would balk at getting in the water it would be picked up by its handler and carried to the duck so as not to get its fluffyness wet........
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