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AKC Hunt Test Overview

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AKC Hunt Test Overview

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  1. AKC Hunt Test Overview

  2. Agenda • Presentation Objectives • Key Personnel / Responsibilities • Hunt Test Committee • Support Activities • Schedule

  3. Presentation Objectives • To increase clubmembers’ awareness of the needs and responsibilities required to conduct a successful Hunt Test • This presentation describes duties and responsibilities as outlined in “Regulations & Guidelines for AKC Hunting Tests for Retrievers”

  4. Assignments • Individual Assignment / Responsibilities • HT Chairman • HT Secretary • HR Committee • Game Steward • Gun Captain • Stake Marshals

  5. Hunt Test Chairman • Secures Judges for the Event • Assures point requirements are met • Confirms travel and lodging • Sources birds to be used • Arranges for ribbons and judges gifts • Assigns key personnel • Marshalls • Gun Captain • Bird Steward

  6. Hunt Test Chairman (cont’d) • Coordinates club flyer (welcome letter) to accompany Premium List • Inspects grounds week before test and reviews landowner’s special restrictions • Designates specific areas • Camping • Headquarters • Exercise (Airing) • Serves on HT Committee • Approves bills for payment • Ensures that all equipment is on hand

  7. Hunt Test Equipment • Birds • Wingers • Decoys • Holding blinds • Trash cans • Ribbon • First-aid • Shotgun shells • Poppers • Signs • Port-o-Lets • Game calls • Bird bands

  8. Hunt Test Secretary(aka: “She who does most of the work...”) • Files HT application with the AKC • Receives entries • Sorts entries by testing levels • Prepares the catalog • Supplies judges’ books • Maintains and submits all records to the AKC • Ensures that catalogs are properly marked • Ensures that all certifications are complete • Ensures that all qualifying scores are recorded and submitted

  9. Hunt Test Secretary (cont’d) • Makes necessary hotel and travel arrangements • Completes and files HT Secretary’s Report with the AKC • Submits all records within 7 days of Event • Sends a marked catalog to the Retriever Field Trial News

  10. Hunt Test Committee • Must include at least 5 people who will attend the test for its duration • Jerry Moulden • Chet Beatty • Marty Thompson • Greg Loshe • Mark Littlejohn • During the test, the Committee carries the power and authority of the American Kennel Club • Investigates reports of misconduct (AKC Guide for Event Committees in Dealing with Misconduct)

  11. Marshalls • Are in charge of their assigned stake’s mechanics, equipment and personnel (excluding judges) • On day prior, meets judges and helps prepare for test

  12. Marshalls (cont’d) As it pertains to his/her stake, are responsible for: • Equipment (as specified by judges) • Birds • Signage • Trash • Holding blinds • Asst Marshall • Traffic control • Parking • Gallery Control • Radios • Passes Judges communications to Gallery, Workers and Entrants

  13. Marshalls (cont’d) • Food for judges and birdboys • Rebirding • Coordinates move to next series • As announcer for judges: • Manages reruns • Calls for test dogs • Lines up dogs per the draw* • Arranges for pick-up and bye dogs • Records scratches * Marshalls must be aware of other stakes’ needs as well as those of multi-dog handlers in order to assure the overall success of the event.

  14. Marshalls (cont’d) • Post Event: • Returns club equipment to headquarters • Takes down and returns signs • Trash detail • Accounts for radios • Participates in Judges’ awarding of ribbons

  15. Schedule • Week before Event: • Inspect grounds to confirm location of Headquarters, tests, facilities, entrances and off-limits areas • Supervise any improvements or other changes to grounds • Confirm bird count

  16. Schedule • Day before Event: • Deliver trailer • Set up HQ • Accompany judges to stakes areas for test set-ups • Put out Signs • Band birds • Rope off restricted areas • Judges dinner

  17. Schedule • Saturday: • HQ Personnel • Handler info • Distribute catalogs • Event layout / map • Marshalls accompany Judges • Collect final equipment • Ducks • Judges books • Clean-up • Set-up Sunday tests

  18. Schedule • Sunday • Repeat Saturday a.m. process • Clean up grounds: “Leave no Trace” • Break down HQ • Pack up trailer • Haul off trash • Volunteers?

  19. QUESTIONS? IDEAS?