Retriever Club set to host hunt test

Retriever Club set to host hunt test

Posted: Friday, September 24, 2010 12:19 pm

Retriever Club set to host hunt test
The Tennessee River Hunting Retriever Club will host its annual fall hunt test Oct. 2-3 at Final Flight Outfitters in the Midway community between Union City and Martin.
In conjunction with the local group’s fall hunt test, the Deer River Hunting Retriever Club from Jackson will host an upland test the same weekend at Quail Haven in Union City.
The following is some information regarding these two events along with notes for prospective spectators:
Regular licensed hunt: A United Kennel Club regular licensed event hosted by an approved UKC/HRC Club. All three categories (Started, Seasoned and Finished) must be offered at every regular licensed hunt other than the International Grand Hunt.
The three categories will be run simultaneously. These tests range from the Started Hunt Test, which is the least complex in testing; to the Seasoned, a slightly more difficult category; to the Finished Hunt Test, which is considered by far the most demanding of these three tests. The Finished category requires the retriever to prove ability, skill, natural instinct, tenacity and control.
Upland Game Test: It will consist of a simulated walk-up hunt, a quartering test and an optional tracking test. The Upland hunting dog must be steady to wing and shot. Honoring of another dog is required. During this test the dog will be required to locate and retrieve game, as the judges shall direct.
Spectators: Reasonable silence, good manners and sportsmanlike conduct are required of all spectators. Spectators shall not have on white or light colored attire that might interfere with a dog’s performance. No dogs that are participating are allowed to watch from the spectator’s section.
For more information, contact David Fuzzell at 446-2294 or e-mail him at dfuzzell@ucmessenger.com.

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