: Anyone have any ideas to spark up the intrest
: in trials.
: When I go to trials it seams to look like a
: old folks home at lunch time. This year you
: are there and next year the seats are empty.
: What is the trials future? How can the fire
: be lit again with all the excitement of the
: younger crowd.
: Please chime in don't show your age, you can
: still type.
: What is the future 10 years from now?
:I fear it's going to follow horse racing. For most it requires a great expense, most new people don't have the facilities, don't have the knowledge. we lose people in upland bird hunting, anyway. Remember field trials came about because hunters who had vast acreages or ability to use the neighbors ground, got together to see which dogs were best after the hunting season. If it were me, I would appeal to young women. They are the fastest growing segment of shooting sports. Show me a girl, ( I have 3), who don't want a horse? they all like pups, and the ability ride on weekends, might reverse the trend. A better bird population would help too!