Unless something's changed, there's no rule against shoving your sleeves up above your elbows to expose more than just your hands or even using both exposed forearms together, just as one might when having to handle on genuinely long blinds while hunting.
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A roll of toilet paper is a great handling aid when actually duck hunting. Stays in my blind bag.
If you get worried that your dog can't see you at a hunt test, simply buy one of the handlers jackets. They conveniently are made out of camo patterns that don't match any background on this earth.
Fishduck, sounds like something Drunkenpoacher could use.
I don't understand the change in policy because I always thought camo was mandatory anyway, unless the policy has been slipping because handlers want to make sure their dogs see them when handling, and when really hunting hunters do change attire so the dogs see them, why should the camo culture be more important than being fair to the dog should be of primary importance?
"We give dogs time we can spare, space we can spare and love we can spare. And in return, dogs give us their all. It's the best deal man has ever made." M.Facklam
It ain’t about the dogs, unfortunately. Some folks will always find something unimportant to focus on.
"Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is probably the reason why so few engage in it." Henry Ford
Pretty simple work-around. Wear a dark timber camo pattern if the background is grass or light colored. If you're in front of a wall of dark cedars, wear a light marsh camo.