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    Friday, February 15, 2013, I drove over to Vicksburg, MS with my son, Drake, and our friend Alan. Alan doesn't hunt but he did attend a hunt test with me last Fall, became interested in the sport and has recently purchased a puppy that is now 12 weeks old. Drake had entered Started with his puppy, Bree, and I had entered Finished with my dog Jack.

    The HT was held at the Mahanna W.M.A. awesome test grounds. The members of the West Mississippi HRC did a great job, the judges all did a great job and a good time was had by all. Thank you West MS HRC.

    My 16 y.o. Son, Drake, ran his 10 month old puppy, Bree, in Started, passing on both days. Drake has done ALL of the training for Bree from obedience to force-fetch and now beginning force-to-pile. He trains diligently in the afternoons after school and on weekends and it was good to see him smiling when he saw that all of the hard work was paying off and everything was starting to come together.

    I somehow managed to pass Finished both days (I guess the judges felt sorry for me for the screwing that I got at the Grand and decided to toss me a bone) but hey, never look a gift horse in the mouth! I got 30 points closer to my "free" jacket. I had a really good time, Alan Sandifer shared some of his training secrets with me, I enjoyed a lengthy visit with Mrs. Gerry Autrey, and socialized with Adam Campbell, Scott Sutton, Thad Simmons, and Richard, Zack and Jack Gravely. I have dubbed two of these guys as "Team RAINBOW"!

    We also enjoyed some of Richard Gravely's famous tailgate cooking both days. All in all it was an enjoyable experience and we will be back.

    Lonnie Spann
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    Be sure and congratulate Drake for me!!!! Bree is going to be a nice dog.
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    very cool,
    sounds like you had a great time with your Son next month!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Bora View Post
    very cool,
    sounds like you had a great time with your Son next month!
    oops! I'm used to being a day off but a month off...Guess I need someone else to keep my calendar for me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fishduck View Post
    Be sure and congratulate Drake for me!!!! Bree is going to be a nice dog.
    I will. I really NEED to train this weekend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lonnie Spann View Post
    I will. I really NEED to train this weekend.
    You need to get ready for the double Master. Flyer in your face, regards...
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    Quote Originally Posted by RF2 View Post
    You need to get ready for the double Master. Flyer in your face, regards...
    Allen,

    That is exactly what I am doing, only just preparing for a "single master".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lonnie Spann View Post
    Friday, February 15, 2013, I drove over to Vicksburg, MS with my son, Drake, and our friend Alan. Alan doesn't hunt but he did attend a hunt test with me last Fall, became interested in the sport and has recently purchased a puppy that is now 12 weeks old. Drake had entered Started with his puppy, Bree, and I had entered Finished with my dog Jack.

    The HT was held at the Mahanna W.M.A. awesome test grounds. The members of the West Mississippi HRC did a great job, the judges all did a great job and a good time was had by all. Thank you West MS HRC.

    My 16 y.o. Son, Drake, ran his 10 month old puppy, Bree, in Started, passing on both days. Drake has done ALL of the training for Bree from obedience to force-fetch and now beginning force-to-pile. He trains diligently in the afternoons after school and on weekends and it was good to see him smiling when he saw that all of the hard work was paying off and everything was starting to come together.

    I somehow managed to pass Finished both days (I guess the judges felt sorry for me for the screwing that I got at the Grand and decided to toss me a bone) but hey, never look a gift horse in the mouth! I got 30 points closer to my "free" jacket. I had a really good time, Alan Sandifer shared some of his training secrets with me, I enjoyed a lengthy visit with Mrs. Gerry Autrey, and socialized with Adam Campbell, Scott Sutton, Thad Simmons, and Richard, Zack and Jack Gravely. I have dubbed two of these guys as "Team RAINBOW"!

    We also enjoyed some of Richard Gravely's famous tailgate cooking both days. All in all it was an enjoyable experience and we will be back.

    Lonnie Spann
    Are you saying you shouldn't have passed? Threw you a bone gift horse in the mouth? You are one confusing participant Lonnie and I don't even play the games. Bitch about failing the Grand and joke about being thrown a bone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by duk4me View Post
    Are you saying you shouldn't have passed? Threw you a bone gift horse in the mouth? You are one confusing participant Lonnie and I don't even play the games. Bitch about failing the Grand and joke about being thrown a bone.
    That was said tongue-in-cheek. I agree that I can often be confusing.

    Lonnie Spann
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    I guess I just don't get it. Why would you play in the NFL regular season when you despise the Super Bowl.
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