Well then in SRS you're better off with 2 x 2pt. whistles at 1002.5 secs than a 5pt long hunt penalty at 1003, huh? No wonder they're quick to handle, I haven't missed an episode yet and that's been bugging me.Jason Zerrer said:If you're tight to the AOF, no problem. If you're out of what the judges deem to be the AOF it's 1001, 1002, 1003...bam 5 pts. 1001, 1002, 1003...5 pts. etc. The rub is what the judges think the AOF is and what you do. Hence the recommendations to handle early I think. Although I believe in the HRC book, and I thought AKC as well, it is mentioned that a quick clean handle is preferrable to an extended hunt.
Mr. Gut, I bought one of these last season for my dogs and I had a hell of a time getting them to "kennel' into one of them. They'd do it in my garage, then the yard, but in the field it was no dice. I think the wind blowing it, plus the excitement did them in on that deal. Spend some serious time on this. From what else I've heard, make sure he'll kennel/load up/ sit --or whatever command you use-- up onto all sorts of odd things, tree stands, park benches, boat decks, hay bales, beaver dams ( i dunno...). And your remote sits / casts, and your diving ducks, and your nose-skimmer diversion birds, and 10 gunshots, and shouting, and.... :lol: :lol: :lol:Ken Guthrie said:Only thing I will do this week is get an Avery dog blind and run him from that. He lays down, will sit remotely while hunting, hunt from a pit, ect. I don't think I've ever hunted him from one of those blinds though
I'm sure you'll do us Texans proud!