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    I like the no distance limitations in Masters now. Problem is some people are having trouble with their dogs seeing them when they attempt to handle. Noticed this at a recent test where the live gun station was 200 yards from the line and the gunners could not see the handlers in camo, against the camo holding blind and the dark tree line. As a guy I don't mind peeling off my shirt to expose my pasty white skin so my dog can see me handle in a test, but what are the women handlers to do???
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    No distance limitations. did I miss something?

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    Not to start something , but most time folk over estimate distance. I use and recommend a range finder to validate distance. My training group will almost always over estimates my set ups. That is until they lazer it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by justin300mag View Post
    No distance limitations. did I miss something?
    Me too! Where in the redone rules did you find that distance?
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    Sometimes- especially in the summer when the water is warmthat topwater bait don’t work that good. I’d try some a spinner maybe tippedwith a little bacon?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wojo View Post
    Not to start something , but most time folk over estimate distance. I use and recommend a range finder to validate distance. My training group will almost always over estimates my set ups. That is until they lazer it.
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    Ohh I quite agree people always overestimate yardage. That is why I always carry a rangefinder plus I shoot a lot of archery. From the line to the bush the gunners where behind was 198 a cording to several rangefinders and 199 when measured with a steel surveyors tape. Most throws were slightly back a few were almost straight back.
    There has never been a limit to yardage in AKC hunt tests that I know of, it has always been should not normally exceed 100 yards and now it's should not normally exceed 150 yards .
    But back to the original question: What can we do to mark ourselves more visible on these longer situations where we need to handle? I saw a few people wearing black gloves but I am not sure that helped much. Any other ideas, color combinations that are legal for hunt tests?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bubba View Post
    Sometimes- especially in the summer when the water is warmthat topwater bait don’t work that good. I’d try some a spinner maybe tippedwith a little bacon?

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    Yes but how do you get an answer to a serious question on here?

    What tips do you have to make the handler more visible on long handling situations in AKC hunt tests??
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kelly Greenwood View Post
    Yes but how do you get an answer to a serious question on here?

    What tips do you have to make the handler more visible on long handling situations in AKC hunt tests??
    Black usually shows up very well around here, it is the go-to color in the hunt tests around here. Field trialers are allowed to wear white but still often wear black because of the skylines and terrain around here.

    Look how well your black dog contrasts in your avatar.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mitty View Post
    Black usually shows up very well around here, it is the go-to color in the hunt tests around here. Field trialers are allowed to wear white but still often wear black because of the skylines and terrain around here.

    Look how well your black dog contrasts in your avatar.
    I have seen green and yellow being worn depending on the day and cloud cover!
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