I train too in eastern Montana, sometimes using the Garmin, sometimes the old style Marshall. It will reach way out there,wont say how many yards but with the meter and the audible signal you can find the dog.
There are more wild bird trials than you list. The trials at Circle Mt and Winnet Mt are wild birds only. American Falls ID. coming up soon is wild birds,also the Canadian trials in Saskatchewan. The two AA trials in North Dakota(Columbus) this coming weekend are wild birds. I will have a dog running there. Also the Continental,Masters,Southeastern, Florida AA and the Sunshine are all wild bird trials. Its been dry in Mt but the birds are surviving. Good luck to you!
: Hey Pat
: You got it right about It's about finding a
: lost dog.I use it in training as my dogs
: reach on out in the prairies I hunt and work
: dogs.The Garmen I had that was burnt up in
: the massive Anderson Creek fire.All my dog
: equipment guns, in fact, everthing burnt up.
: In trials, I have not gone to many as there
: are few wild bird only trials nowadays. I
: just detest throw down or pre release
: trials.When I go my dogs ready and I plan a
: win.Arnett Okla The Z Bar In south central
: Kansas and Fort Cambel KY is about all
: that's left.
: I already own a smart phone and these units
: are reasonable.I doubt if these units will
: meet the weight limit of 9 ounces.If I would
: get a good dog ready and go to a trial I bet
: I could get a loaner or just run without it
: like we used to.I also lost a great winning
: dog in the fire which kind of slows me up.I
: got frozen semen with him so I could be back
: later on.
: Lots of grasshoppers and we have had lots of
: dew on the prairie and timely rains bird
: doggen should be good this year.Hope you
: have a good one.
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: So will you be handing your smart
: to one of the judges to hold while you run
: your dog? If its lost are you prepared to
: pay the cost of a new i phone/tablet? Will
: the smart phone/tablet be in the completely
: off position?
: Will you bring the issue of this device to
: the AFTCA as well as the American Field and
: get their approval before you proceed? You
: may find that you will spend a lot more than
: a device already approved.
: The point is to find a lost dog; not to be
: a tech sophisticate.
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: I will be needing a new GPS fairly soon.I
: notice an ad in the Pointing Dog Journal
: about the Laelaps GPS tracking collar.You
: use the smartphone or tablet for the
: handheld.Just wondering if any of you folks
: have used this unit and what you think of
: it. I have always used a Garmen but the
: price of the Laelaps is reasonable if it
: performs well.