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Thread: Retriever Advisory Committee Layout Blinds

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    Wouldn't bother me a bit to outlaw them, but I can see the point of the folks in flat areas using them. The only times I have seen them being used in my area they were both unnecessary and dangerous. I think the judges wanted to use them just because they had them. Not sure how my club will vote (if we get a ballot) but I can say that if I am on the HT/FT committee and a judge wants to use them we are definitely going to pull the gang together to discuss and also that I will never throw the bird that requires sitting in the layout blind.

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    This rule proposal has been distributed, deadline for vote in February 28, be sure that your club exercises it's vote

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    Have people or dogs been injured in a FT/HT because of a layout blind?
    Is it common or not?
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    Yes sir. People have been hurt in the past. I have no clue about how often it occurs. I would say rare if I was to guess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott Adams View Post
    Have people or dogs been injured in a FT/HT because of a layout blind?
    Is it common or not?
    One story has circulated of a dog stepping on a birdboy in a layout blind and injuring the person's eye but no one seems to have knowledge of the incident as to where or when it occurred. My counter is that there have been many incidences of birdboy injury to popper guns so if the issue is birdboy safety perhaps we should be addressing the use of popper guns.

    We have been retiring guns on the ground under a holding blind for many more years than layout blinds existed but no one seemed to believe that it was an issue worthy of a rule change.

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    Hi EdA, being the secretary for our club I received two ballots yesterday.

    I received two. Proposal number 1: Definition of an Amateur. proposal Number 2: Layout Blinds.

    I find it odd that your Layout Blinds is number 4. What re the other three you got? Why didn't we all get the same ballots?

    Hmmmmm

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    Pattie what I posted was from the RAC agenda at the meeting in November, not all of the proposals up for discussion reached the level of rule changes, you have the correct ballot, I guess I should have started a new thread but hope everyone understands the discrepancy

    OK, I edited it to avoid confusion, thanks for pointing that out!

    I didn't post the proposal #1 Amateur status, I think that the more they try define an amateur the more confusing it gets, FWIW our club will vote No for both
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul "Happy" Gilmore View Post
    Commonly used for retired guns in flat featureless fields at trials. Used by the masses for goose hunting blinds. Non-slip retriever is one which will not leave your side until told to do so/ in the AKC rule books non-slip refers to "off-lead" trials.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rbr View Post
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    first they want to outlaw layout blinds...what's next outlaw the use of shotguns
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