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View Poll Results: Who Owns the Line?

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  • You own it.

    37 55.22%
  • The judges own it.

    18 26.87%
  • The Honor dog owns it.

    1 1.49%
  • the FTC owns it.

    0 0%
  • we all shair it.

    9 13.43%
  • what is it?

    2 2.99%
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Thread: Who Owns the Line?

  1. #31
    Senior Member truthseeker's Avatar
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    Feb 2012
    Acampo, Ca.


    What do you mean?I own the hole trial when I go to the line, but I do my best to stay within the rules.

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  3. #32
    Senior Member duk4me's Avatar
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    Feb 2008
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    Quote Originally Posted by polmaise View Post
    I understand that Howard and agree. It's the same over here. My belief however is it should be the best dog in a dog competition or the shooting field.
    A recent post on here regarding Secretariat got all patriotic!..was that not all about the horse?
    Just a thought.
    No Mayonaise that thread wasn't all patriotic that thread was about a great horse that was hijacked by a jackass.

    No apology offered regards,
    I have learned I need these dogs much more than they need me. Tim Bockmon

  4. #33
    Senior Member Pals's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by john fallon View Post
    I would say the handler that sweeps all 4 places pwns the line......

    leet speak regards
    I just spit coffee all over the keyboard. You rock Mr. Fallon.

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  6. #34
    Senior Member Buzz's Avatar
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    Brookings, South Dakota


    Quote Originally Posted by paul young View Post
    In my opinion, the number 1 reason for handlers taking too much time at the line of a FT before signalling they are ready for the birds to be thrown is the failure of the judges to adhere to what is found on pg. 28, number 8 of the rules;

    "On marked retrieves, a dog should be able to see each bird in the AIR AND AS IT FALLS (emphasis mine), and the guns shall be so stationed as to be CONPICUOUS TO AND EASILY IDENTIFIED by the dog (emphasis mine).-Paul

    Good post Paul. If you are going to put a 350 yard gun and set the gunner in the shade up against the trees right behind 50 a yard flyer station, and throw those birds flower pot, then expect each handler to spend plenty of time making sure that their dog knows that long gun is out there before calling for the birds. Putting those handlers on a clock shows little respect for the time, energy, and emotion that the dog/handler team invests into their weekend pastime. After-all, there are plenty other ways to spend your resources.
    Last edited by Buzz; 06-18-2013 at 11:28 AM.
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  7. #35
    Senior Member i_willie12's Avatar
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    Apr 2008
    Marshall MO


    When im called to the bucket it becomes my bucket!!! And i move at my pace..
    "Some people pride themselves on how far they can shoot ducks, others pride themselves on how close they can get them. I'm an other!!! "
    John Stephens RNT

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  8. #36
    Senior Member luvalab's Avatar
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    Oct 2003
    central ohio


    Question: Is the answer the same for both hunt tests and field trials?

    I wouldn't know, but wondering what others think?
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    Senior Member polmaise's Avatar
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    Stirling Scotland


    Quote Originally Posted by duk4me View Post
    No Mayonaise that thread wasn't all patriotic that thread was about a great horse that was hijacked by a jackass.

    No apology offered regards,
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