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    161 to the upland

    161 to the upland
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    Three Rivers HRC hosted the 2012 Fall Grand. Had...

    Three Rivers HRC hosted the 2012 Fall Grand. Had ~390ish entries. The "old" grand was similar to what Raygator explained; however, we will be hosting again and some club members are convinced...
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    Tobias, That's a really neat video. I'm sure...

    Tobias,

    That's a really neat video. I'm sure some of our more seasoned people here will recognize some faces and places from this video. The nostalgia is deep.
  4. There are many in your area. I can personally...

    There are many in your area. I can personally suggest Justin Jackson/Texoma Retrievers, near Lawton, OK. active in HRC and AKC. You can PM me for more contact info if you want.

    There are also...
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    Ted, in your opinion, did the dog in Subvariant 2...

    Ted, in your opinion, did the dog in Subvariant 2 exhibit a successful mark?

    What would be the basis for dropping this dog? Lack of perseverance?
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    Seems Daren and Hank are back to their winning...

    Seems Daren and Hank are back to their winning ways picking up the Amateur BLUE in Montana this weekend. Congrats and the recovery story continues.
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    The judges aren't letting up!! Some dogs still...

    The judges aren't letting up!! Some dogs still doing really good work from the description of the blog.
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    I think James Roberts would fit the mold of a...

    I think James Roberts would fit the mold of a true Amateur. Blue collar working guy, breeds, raises, trains and handles his own for the most part.

    I think he and Kristi's dogs accomplishments...
  9. Don't know the dog or the owner but how...

    Don't know the dog or the owner but how extraordinary for a young dog to go 16 series in a weekend!!

    How level headed and composed a dog has to be to accomplish it in such a fashion to be awarded...
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    I can't imagine the high you're riding right now....

    I can't imagine the high you're riding right now. An 8 series weekend and winning the Open blue, incredible! Wish you continued success!
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    At field trials I can see the greater hindrance,...

    At field trials I can see the greater hindrance, but for hunt tests the distances are no so great (150yds or less) that a safer, more economical option shouldn't be used.

    As some have mentioned...
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    I would agree 3x anything by Gene Hill my...

    I would agree 3x anything by Gene Hill my personal favorite is "Hill Country". You could find a chapter to read out of that. 30 mins is a long time window.
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    For my AKC club we have a very clever member who...

    For my AKC club we have a very clever member who has a 6'x18' trailer with extruded steel sides and back ramp. We put a couple of hog panels over the top with a kennel shade and hang the ducks bills...
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    I've been game steward for ~20 HRC/AKC events. ...

    I've been game steward for ~20 HRC/AKC events. The rule of thumb should be best birds to the lower stakes. Especially fresh killed on Sunday for junior/started/derby. As a club/judge/marshal cull...
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    In Oct while muzzleloader deer hunting, my blind...

    In Oct while muzzleloader deer hunting, my blind was surrounded with cardinals. Vibrant, noisy, and very active. Must have been 10-12 of them within 5 yards of my blind. I've always been partial to...
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    Terrible down south. Ok/TX haven't had big pushes...

    Terrible down south. Ok/TX haven't had big pushes of birds yet and hunting is tough. Weather patterns have left the ones here stale and difficult to hunt.
  17. Thank you again Ted. Merry Christmas everyone.

    Thank you again Ted. Merry Christmas everyone.
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    I got lucky 7 years ago and got involved in HRC...

    I got lucky 7 years ago and got involved in HRC with a puppy. Had some success, had a great "starter puppy" that was talented and forgiving. We learned together, I met a lot of people, most were...
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    I said it in person, but I'll say it again. ...

    I said it in person, but I'll say it again. Congratulations! Thank you for coming and running our trial and it was great to meet someone from RTF, especially the former Janitor.
  20. Was there anything that you learned or had an "ah...

    Was there anything that you learned or had an "ah ha" moment while in the judges seat of this national that you hadn't encountered or thought of in your previous nationals as a competitor, chairman...
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    Not listing a price casts a wider net, contrary...

    Not listing a price casts a wider net, contrary to what Kim is attempting to do which is narrow and refine her net, but make sense.

    Sometimes a puppy price is important other times it isn't, in...
  22. Poll: I've read the majority of the thread and have yet...

    I've read the majority of the thread and have yet to see the question posed. If the Master tests aren't limited to 60 entries what do you propose as an alternative?

    Go to a mandatory 90 dog test...
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    I bet this alleviates a lot of the perceived...

    I bet this alleviates a lot of the perceived issue with "cigaring" on bumpers.
  24. Heart "broke" when i read the blog about Hudson.

    Heart "broke" when i read the blog about Hudson.
  25. Poll: This does tend to happen. I marshaled, ran test...

    This does tend to happen. I marshaled, ran test dog, and shot flyers at this test. One flight was 32/56 and the other 42/57. When you have pros like Clark Kennington, Derek Randle, Jeff Chestnut,...
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