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all of the 3 main games have judges info on line. Sorta rule book readin' seminary goin' having a good senior judge to work with and a club to want you. It is a great, thankless way to give back to all the judges that sat for you. First though you need a bathroom mirror to go and ask if you want to spend a weekend looking at this


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HRC i am still am youngster at it but i want to learn as much as possible and eventually as said above give back. but i am open to other test and maybe even trials one day.
 

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HRC i am still am youngster at it but i want to learn as much as possible and eventually as said above give back. but i am open to other test and maybe even trials one day.
find and go to the next judges and handlers clinic, or what ever hrc calls them, and go. Great learnin' can be had.


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HRC i am still am youngster at it but i want to learn as much as possible and eventually as said above give back. but i am open to other test and maybe even trials one day.
For HRC you must be recommended by your club, so you must be an HRC menber.

You must also attend a HRC judges seminar and demonstrate to your local club you know how to set up at least a Started test.

You must apprentice 2 times at each level to be a licensed judge at that level.

Good luck and thanks for wanting to volunteer.

It can be fun if you ignore the BS on most of these forums.
 

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For HRC you must be recommended by your club, so you must be an HRC menber.

You must also attend a HRC judges seminar and demonstrate to your local club you know how to set up at least a Started test.

You must apprentice 2 times at each level to be a licensed judge at that level.

Good luck and thanks for wanting to volunteer.

It can be fun if you ignore the BS on most of these forums.
You must also have a Hunter Safety Certificate and pass a written exam that is available on line at the HRC website. To judge you must have owned, trained, handled, and passed a dog at Started to begin. You will need a copy of a pass slip as proof. As you move up in stakes you will have to proof that you have also owned, trained, handled, and passed at each level within the last 10 years.
 

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You must also have a Hunter Safety Certificate and pass a written exam that is available on line at the HRC website. To judge you must have owned, trained, handled, and passed a dog at Started to begin. You will need a copy of a pass slip as proof. As you move up in stakes you will have to proof that you have also owned, trained, handled, and passed at each level within the last 10 years.
There used to be a requirement that judges be an avid hunter. I've run tests were this was apparently not the case. The judges give a scenario at the handlers meeting.
 

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There is a judge/handler seminar for HRC at the Bass Pro in Birmingham next Saturday.
It will help you tremendously as a handler and also is a requirement to attend 1 seminar every 3 years for judge qualification.
It is FREE!!!!!!!
Contact the HRC Field Rep Glenn Dye for info.
His contact can be found on the HRC web site.
 

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You have to have lost your mind temporarliy. I lost mine for a short time and ended up getting a judging # I am not sure if I will ever recover. lol.
 

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Go outside find a big stick, beat yourself about the head. Crawl back into house. Get used to that feeling, that is how you will feel at the end of a weekend, after standing for 2 to 3 days in the rain, snow, blazing heat, wind and cold(pick one). :cool:

Just always remember--this is supposed to be about the dogs. Give the dogs your best.
 

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In addition to the information already posted regarding the procedures necessary to judge, some club will have to invite you to judge. Clubs typically recognize hard working individuals who seem to be students of the game, are always there to help at hunt test or field trials and seem to have the right temperment for judging. You can also approach another member of the club who does a lot of judging and let him or her know you are interested in becoming a judge.

The process is a little different for field trials as you are typically approached to apprentice before you have even thought about it, then you have to cram on the rule book and take the test. Hunt Test venues are a lot better with their multiple judging seminars across the country. BTW, I appreaciate you standing up, we need more young blood and good judges willing to step up.

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Step 1 Go to test or trial and sit in gallery and make snide remarks about the set up


Step 2 After you dog fails/dropped complain to anyone that will listen.

Step 3 Get on FB and RTF and make accusations and poor judging, illegal set-up. You can just make this part up.

Step 4 get a friend to pay you to "train" his dog do do something, you can pay him back but make sure you have a record of it. Read rule book and realize you are a pro and are not eligible to judge.

Step 5 volunteer to marshal a minor stake.

step 6 I could go on but at some point I need to offer advice on what you had asked. Get involved in a local club and join. I am sure they will ask for help and express interest in Judging. I am ebarassed but a few years ago a great mini book was published on judging Ft's but the basics would be very helpfull for the other games as well.

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As you have by now determined, you must have a bit of a "masochistic" streak in you (or be willing to acquire one) to want to judge....

Good luck.... :)

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As you have by now determined, you must have a bit of a "masochistic" streak in you (or be willing to acquire one) to want to judge....

Good luck.... :)

k g
Hey KG welcome to the RTF;-)
 

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*HRC JUDGES REQUIREMENTS, GUIDELINES & INFORMATION

Due to the vast geographical growth of HRC, deviations from these Guidelines will be considered for New Club(s) or hardship cases only upon special request and approval of the HRC President and HRC Executive Committee. Any deviations should be directed to the HRC Administrative Secretary.

*Basic Requirements for all Judges

1. The individual must be in good standing with the United Kennel Club, Inc. and must be a current member in good standing with Hunting Retriever Club. Inc.; and

2. The individual must be an avid upland game and/or waterfowl hunter; and

3. The individual must be thoroughly knowledgeable of the HRC rulebook; and

*4. The individual must be at least 18 years of age before applying; and

5. The individual must provide proof of successfully completing a state or province certified Hunter Safety Course. This requirement must be met before an applicant can be recommended by their local HRC Club to become a Judge, including grandfathered Judges; and

*6. An individual shall have owned, trained, handled and passed his/her retriever in the specified category of judging, and be able to provide a copy of a passed point slip earned within the prior 10 years; and

7. Attend a Judge’s/Handler’s Seminar once every three (3) years; and

8. The individual agrees to adhere to HRC Firearms Safety Policy & HRC Lightning Safety Policy; and

9. The individual agrees to uphold the Judges Code of Ethics as printed in this Rulebook; and

10. It is understood and agreed that the Judge License may be withdrawn, suspended, revoked or not renewed by HRC, Inc., in its sole discretion and judgment at any time, with or without cause.

All the rest can be found

http://www.ukcdogs.com/WebSite.nsf/Rules/HRJudgeHRCJudgesRequirementsGuidelines
 
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