The last 2 tests we've had in the area since the new rule came in; have had 1 or 2 marks skirting the distance barrier, seems like if you throw out a new rule people feel the need to use it. The only concern for me is handling a dog at such a distance, can cause problems, it's hard for a dog to pick out a handler who's in dark colors or camo, on a dark background, with a gallery of similar dressed people sitting watching. In FT where longer marks are the normal you can wear white, white is a No in HT. Seems unfair to grade handle on a dog that can't pick out it's handler.
You guys are right on the vote, the vote I'm thinking of was a distance change in HRC grand, I get them all confused
Side note everyone in HRC has a range finder, try to go beyond their distances and 4-5 people in the gallery will call you on it, and have the test thrown out as illegal, might hang the judge before the hunt-test committee gets there thou