I don't like my kids wearing black clothing...but that's a different story.UTJetdog said:Amiables post about black clothing started me wondering what the general consensus was relative to AKC hunting tests.
I ran the master the day before at the same location where Kevin and I ran the senior... I went up, like a dork, in a dark green shirt. We were running from the base of a hill covered in green grass. I had forgotten to wear my black jacket in the rush to get the dogs run. I had a quick handle on a mark and my dog clearly could not make me out. I had to do a hop, skip and jump on the casts and it worked out fine. But it was very clear that even though the dog was relatively close (maybe 50-60 yards), my casting (esp with judges, etc. behind me) wasn't that clear.AmiableLabs said:I agree with Kristie.
I usually wear a black shirt under a camo jacket, and take off the jacket before going to the line. And I'll tell you why --
Generally speaking, my bitch handles impeccably. But I considered the water blind this weekend close and easy enough to not remove the jacket. Sure enough, she took one of my "angle-back" casts as an "over." Knowing my bitch the way I do, I am positive it was the camo that through her.
And note, what was our background when handling? The line was at the foot of a hill. Behind the handlers was green grass spotted with shade trees. Perfect for green camo to blend in with.kristie said:I ran the master the day before at the same location where Kevin and I ran the senior...
Me? The same thing I do at a hunt test. As long as it is not too cold outside, and the blind is significantly far, I prefer to take off my camo jacket and handle in a black shirt.paul young said:so what do you do with your mh when you get a blind hunting? or don't you wear camo,ever?
You seem to have staked yourself out a position somewhere in the middle.paul young said:by the way, i would go to war for you with any judge who says you can't wear those gloves. there is no basis for banning their use. however, if you ONLY put them on for blinds, i would tell you to leave them on for all the birds, every series. one way they're clothing and the other, a TRAINING AID.