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Thread: AKC Upland Flushing test

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    Quote Originally Posted by HNTFSH View Post
    Sweet -I'll be there.
    Tsk tsk. Master requires steady to flush/shot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by copterdoc View Post
    Tsk tsk. Master requires steady to flush/shot.
    Well ain't THAT stupid! Looks like a whistle sit like HRC. I thought about running that HRC test but then thought about wasting the money on a pen bird thrown from a metal box.
    We shoot dogs with a Canon

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    Looks like good fun, can't wait to run.
    I'm curious to see what the LRC comes up with as the proper style for a Lab. Hopefully it reflects moderation rather than the extremes found the field and show worlds, respectively.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HNTFSH View Post
    Well ain't THAT stupid! Looks like a whistle sit like HRC. I thought about running that HRC test but then thought about wasting the money on a pen bird thrown from a metal box.
    I've run a few HRC upland tests. Never once was a bird launched from a metal box.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ironman View Post
    Looks like good fun, can't wait to run.
    I'm curious to see what the LRC comes up with as the proper style for a Lab. Hopefully it reflects moderation rather than the extremes found the field and show worlds, respectively.
    Can't wait to title some Weimadors huh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by copterdoc View Post
    I've run a few HRC upland tests. Never once was a bird launched from a metal box.
    How'd they launch 'em for you?
    We shoot dogs with a Canon

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    Quote Originally Posted by copterdoc View Post
    I've run a few HRC upland tests. Never once was a bird launched from a metal box.
    Every test I've been to uses ground based launchers which are basically metal boxes.<shrug>
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    Quote Originally Posted by HNTFSH View Post
    How'd they launch 'em for you?
    They didn't. They just dizzied and planted.

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    Spaniel tests have a bird planter out in front of the working dog a few hundred yards planting as the test progresses. He monitors by radio as the marshall narrates the action. If he hears that the dogs are trapping birds (catching them on the ground), he adjusts the way he's planting. If the dog is hunting a long way down the course w/ out finding a bird, he will put them down harder. You usually have to adjust as conditions change so you need to know several different ways to plant a pheasant.

    The idea of using a launcher or cage for evaluating a hunting dog ludicrous .
    "The bird hunter watches only the dog, and always knows where the dog is, whether or not visible at the moment. The dog’ nose is the bird hunters eye. Many hunters who carry a shotgun in season have never learned to watch the dog, or interpret his reaction to scent."
    Aldo Leopold, Round River

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    I should qualify that. The dead bird walk-up/honor was launched from a winger.

    Usually a Gunners-up.

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