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    Cool Looking at Retreiver Field Trial cost....cost/picked-up-bird calculation

    So today I went out onto entry express and download my event history into a spreadsheet.
    Since I have only been in the game 4 years, I was able to note how many birds my dog picked up based on how we performed and how much money I paid in entries.

    So, right now, the cost per bird that we picked up, over the 11 FTs is $23.86
    The worst trial, (1) bird $89.50 / bird
    The best trial, (8) birds $11.81 / bird

    The moral of the story, finish more series and you pay less per bird
    Duane Ray - Inventor of the 'Dewey Gunner" Retiring & Un-retiring Gunner-Available for purchase from Magee Retriever Products http://mageeproducts.com in July of 2019

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    Not a bad average. There have been years when it probably cost me more per bird to hunt ducks.
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    Entries are the cheapest part so frankly that's not reflective.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike W. View Post
    Entries are the cheapest part so frankly that's not reflective.
    For sure! Did not want to add up the gas, truck maintenance, hotel, equipment, clothing, food....etc.
    Duane Ray - Inventor of the 'Dewey Gunner" Retiring & Un-retiring Gunner-Available for purchase from Magee Retriever Products http://mageeproducts.com in July of 2019

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cayuga Dew View Post

    I was able to note how many birds my dog picked up based on how we performed and how much money I paid in entries.
    Some data is best left unknown.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cayuga Dew View Post
    So today I went out onto entry express and download my event history into a spreadsheet.
    Since I have only been in the game 4 years, I was able to note how many birds my dog picked up based on how we performed and how much money I paid in entries.

    So, right now, the cost per bird that we picked up, over the 11 FTs is $23.86
    The worst trial, (1) bird $89.50 / bird
    The best trial, (8) birds $11.81 / bird

    The moral of the story, finish more series and you pay less per bird


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    I'm glad that's not what it's really about. Pretty absurd way of looking at things, in my opinion. -Paul
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    Quote Originally Posted by paul young View Post
    I'm glad that's not what it's really about. Pretty absurd way of looking at things, in my opinion. -Paul
    Paul - Of course it is absurd! LOL.....The post was meant as humor and not a serious cost analysis of the hardest dog game on the planet for an amateur to play!
    easy, easy (short retired) aka don’t blow past the point.
    I don’t know you but I hope you have a sense of humor.
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    When I play golf, I try to get in as many swings as I can. Why pay expensive green fees only to hit the ball 72 times?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Farrar View Post
    When I play golf, I try to get in as many swings as I can. Why pay expensive green fees only to hit the ball 72 times?
    I take the same approach to duck hunting and sporting clays! Pull the trigger as many times as you can.
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