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Thread: Formula for calculating # of ducks needed at a hunt test?

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    Default Formula for calculating # of ducks needed at a hunt test?

    Whats your thoughts?

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    AKC or HRC?
    Tom Dorroh

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    Depends on how good your club is at cooling and reusing the flyers. Our club takes the flyers out of the field to cool before using them as dead birds. This will keep them useable longer.
    Mike Peters

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    Depends on

    1. How many ducks do I need to gas
    2. How many flyers do I need

    Big difference

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    AKC One and a half birds per dog.

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    HRC

    Started 20 birds per day
    Seasoned 30 birds per day
    Finished 40 birds per day

    And it breaks my heart every morning I have to gas perfectly good flyers............... What a waste

    This year it's going to be different, the past two years we have bought shot flyers from a FT club for half the cost for our land series and live birds for our water series, this year I want to have a training night on Thursday befor the test and shoot some of the live birds, let them cool and use them on Sat. might as well try and get something out of the live birds, and will be good for some of the dogs as well some of these HRC dogs have never had a live flyer shot for them..
    Last edited by Todd Caswell; 03-07-2013 at 07:42 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Babcock View Post
    AKC One and a half birds per dog.
    AKC is actually 2 live birds per entry to be used at the discretion of the judges.
    Tom Dorroh

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thomas D View Post
    AKC is actually 2 live birds per entry to be used at the discretion of the judges.
    By the regs. Unfortunately it's a rule that is, in my experience, violated routinely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Good Dogs View Post
    By the regs. Unfortunately it's a rule that is, in my experience, violated routinely.
    agree.........

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    Have you ever seen an AKC rep check the bird count?
    Tom Dorroh

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