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Re: 1st and 1st
Originally posted by honalieh
Hunted in the 70's (in my teens then). I remember well drawing the Hammer bred dogs that would babble. If I drew one of them, they got 1st strike. If I drew 2 of them, they got 1st and 2nd strike.
In 1981 (I believe I have the year correct), they jumped 1st tree to 125. I loved that. Having always hunted dogs that leaned toward the tighter side, this was great. A good tighter mouthed dog should typically tree ahead of the open dog. Simple fact. I'm speaking from personal experience, not about hypothetical situations.
If you turn a cast of dogs loose, ONLY ONE OF THEM CAN STRIKE FIRST. Why not award it with more points than those that didn't strike first? To me, that's a dog that should rewarded with more points than the others. Not one that should be neutralized through rules to eliminate the advantage of an honest 1st strike dog. Fella , not trying to be a smart a$$ , but you to smart for your own good. You making a mountain out of a mole hill.
If you turn a cast of dogs loose, ONLY ONE OF THEM CAN TREE FIRST. Why not award it with more points than those that didn't tree first? To me, that's a dog that should be rewarded with more points than the others (assuming they have the meat). Not one that should be neutralized through rules (including split tree rules) to eliminate the advantage of an honest 1st tree dog. Where else can you have 2, 3, or 4 contestants and they all get 1st place??? I know, it's great if you are 2nd, 3rd, or 4th. But, regardless of what anyone says, it's not fair to the one that's actually 1st!!!
To me, BETTER, QUICKER, FASTER (Accuracy Demanded) is something we should be STRIVING FOR, not something we should be fighting against (by making rules to neutralize or penalize them).
BETTER, QUICKER, FASTER should not be the enemy, IT SHOULD BE THE GOAL!!!
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