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    Since picnic tests and training days will be here soon, I thought I'd share some set-ups of recent hunt tests for those that are new to the game or if anyone needs some ideas for training. I'll post these, and I can post more if people are interested. There is of course an entirely different discussion on HOW to train for these, but today, I'm just posting the WHAT.

    I made these pictures using Google Earth and Microsoft Publisher. I saved the image I wanted in Google Earth as a jpeg, and then made my additions in Publisher. My memory is terrible, so it helps me remember previous tests and what different set-ups look like. I know this would have helped me tremendously when I first started out.

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    I don't see any markup on the pics, indicating where the marks and blinds etc. are.

    Ok now I see them. Thanks---I'm thinking about running MH tests some this year.
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    If it wouldn't be too much trouble, could you explain #2? Dog 1 honors while dog 2 gets walkup flyer? then dog 1 gets the double?

    On number 3, in what order did folks pick up the birds?
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    Thanks! Very helpful.

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    Looks like the pits out by Weiser?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mitty View Post
    If it wouldn't be too much trouble, could you explain #2? Dog 1 honors while dog 2 gets walkup flyer? then dog 1 gets the double?

    On number 3, in what order did folks pick up the birds?
    Dog #2 would be in the "honor" position, while dog #1 did the walk-up. However after the flyer landed, dog #2 would be called to pick up the bird. The double would then be thrown, with dog #2 honoring while dog #1 picked up the double. After the double was picked up, dog #1 would go to #2 spot, and dog #3 would start the walk-up, and the test repeated. The test was started by having a bye dog be in the #2 spot, while #1 did the walk-up. A few dogs had some problems running the double because they had to run past the old fall of the flyer. If a dog drifted off line into the old fall, they had problems.

    The thirds series is/was a lot tougher than what people thought. Even though the marks weren't that long, all the birds were in your face. The #1 bird being the flyer landed right in the middle of the pond in full view of the dog. The majority of dogs picked that bird up first even though it was the first bird down.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul "Happy" Gilmore View Post
    Looks like the pits out by Weiser?
    Close! Just south of town in Payette.
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    Can you explain how do you use these in training?
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    Thank you, Willie!

    Some of these MH tests make my head spin...
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    Thanks, It would be nice to see more set ups, as I have been running HRC and will be running AKC Master this year also


    Thanks,

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