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#6926
Kathryn Dobyns
Participant

I think I do not have any consistent pattern to how long hides are cooked. I may set them at home in the morning to be run several hours later, or I might set them in the evening at the office and run just 15 minutes later. I think as a “general” observation, Hunter has an easier time sourcing a hide that has not had time to disperse all over the search area. So when I want to have a quick, motivating search, I may set two accessible hides for less than 30 minutes. More complicated problems – particularly converging and blowing odor problems – get cooked for 1 – 2 hours on average. Sometimes I will run the same problem 3 or so times over several hours, just varying the start line and maybe adding or subtracting a hide to see what happens. Every day is a new search!