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JMS: This would be s good trial for you to attend as a spectator to see other hounds like yours. It would help you decide what you like and let you see how trials work. Unless you are a member of a Midwest Club, you could not enter a hound in the trial, however.

When the Midwest Association was formed, each club had 2 qualifying trials during the year. They included a show. Hounds that placed in the qualifying trial were then eligible to run at the Runoff at the end of the year. Apparently this has all changed. No shows and no need to qualify ahead of the Runoff, just be a member now.
 

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JMS: This would be s good trial for you to attend as a spectator to see other hounds like yours. It would help you decide what you like and let you see how trials work. Unless you are a member of a Midwest Club, you could not enter a hound in the trial, however.

When the Midwest Association was formed, each club had 2 qualifying trials during the year. They included a show. Hounds that placed in the qualifying trial were then eligible to run at the Runoff at the end of the year. Apparently this has all changed. No shows and no need to qualify ahead of the Runoff, just be a member now.
I would like to come to a trial at some point just to watch and see how it works. Maybe this spring before turkey season I’ll try and come to one.
I’ve often wondered how my hounds would do in a trial setting.
 

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JMS: This would be s good trial for you to attend as a spectator to see other hounds like yours. It would help you decide what you like and let you see how trials work. Unless you are a member of a Midwest Club, you could not enter a hound in the trial, however.

When the Midwest Association was formed, each club had 2 qualifying trials during the year. They included a show. Hounds that placed in the qualifying trial were then eligible to run at the Runoff at the end of the year. Apparently this has all changed. No shows and no need to qualify ahead of the Runoff, just be a member now.
Huntsman it is still the way you mentioned thye just changed the rules this year due to covid so everyone that didnt travel throughout the year would have a chance to come to the run off if they wanted to. The only thing different is there are no shows anymore. you usually have to place 1st-NBQ to be eligible for the runoff and id say it will go back to that after this year.
 

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So midwest gun dog federation is what I’m told my hounds are fitted for?
For us who don’t understand field trialing can you elaborate? Lol thanks
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The midwest hounds are run to catch theyre a little edgier than most people in ubgf and progressive pack like. But keep about a 15 yard check area most of the time. there arent very many long break downs usually. The midwest is spo so usually between 5-8 dogs in a pack and 9 at the most. they judge off horseback and always have two judges and a field Marshall. Dino was finished in the midwest i believe youve got alot of midwest style hounds in there. Primetime is probably one of the greatest 15 inch hounds of all time in my book and done all his work in the midwest mostly. youve definitley got some dogs that could compete on the circut wed love to have you at any of the trials. i love the trialing thats all i do i got into and have plumb stopped killing rabbits and just run them now lol.
 

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The midwest hounds are run to catch theyre a little edgier than most people in ubgf and progressive pack like. But keep about a 15 yard check area most of the time. there arent very many long break downs usually. The midwest is spo so usually between 5-8 dogs in a pack and 9 at the most. they judge off horseback and always have two judges and a field Marshall. Dino was finished in the midwest i believe youve got alot of midwest style hounds in there. Primetime is probably one of the greatest 15 inch hounds of all time in my book and done all his work in the midwest mostly. youve definitley got some dogs that could compete on the circut wed love to have you at any of the trials. i love the trialing thats all i do i got into and have plumb stopped killing rabbits and just run them now lol.
Lmk when there’s one close to central or SE Ky and I’ll come give it a watch to see what it’s all about!
 
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