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Evan shows off the title ribbon that Gus grabbed during the 2019 Lone Star HRC Hunt Test in Bonham, Texas.
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2021 Lone Star HRC Hunt Test a Solid Success 
 
Glad to get back to holding hunt tests again. The Annual Lone Star HRC Hunt Test was once again a tremendous success. Held March 23 and 24 at Edwards Retriever Training facility in Bonham, TX, over 200 dogs entered at Started, Seasoned and Finished levels. Members, amateurs, along with their families as well as pros from several states entered their dogs for a chance to capture points and the coveted ribbon.
 
Due to Covid-19, last year's spring hunt test had to be canceled. For this year, Chef William Goodnight prepared a fine steak dinner Friday night for the volunteers and lunches for all on Saturday. The club did not hold its regular Saturday night dinner due to Covid-19 precautions for social gatherings.
The club officers would like to thank all of the volunteers and our bird techs, Boy Scout Troop 86 from Bedford, who made the test a flawless event. 

2021 Lone Star HRC Top Dog Winners

David Cuthbertson and Annie grabbed top honors in Lone Star HRC's 2021 Top Dog competition in the Finished category. Congratulations Dave and Annie! It was well deserved.

In the Seasoned category, the award went to Kyle Krause and Buck. Buck was formerly owned by the late, longtime Lone Star HRC member, Dale Flenthorpe.

Contending dogs had to retrieve difficult marks over land as well as run a long blind over land.

The event and family picnic, which followed, was held on the LSHRC training grounds in Wylie with over 30 members in attendance.

Interested in Becoming an HRC Judge at a Hunt Test?
Click on the link below to view the qualifications.
Lone Star HRC Requirements for Apprentice Judge
What is required of you and your dog to compete in a hunt test
https://huntingretrieverclub.org/PDF/2019%20hunting-retriever-rulebook.pdf

Nothing is more majestic than watching a large flight of geese fly overhead.  Whether it is the first sign of fall or spring, it is sure to get your blood going and will also get your retriever shivering with excitement.