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Fall Grand Hunt Boost Local Economy

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An event going on in McCausland, Iowa now is expected to pour a million dollars into area communities.

The five-day Fall Grand Hunt, which kicked off Saturday, has brought more than 400 dogs and their owners and trainers to the QCA from across the country to compete for the "Grand Hunting Retriever Championship" title.

Those people are expected to spend a good deal of money in our local economy while they're here.

"A lot of these competitors are here for a week and a half. They're going to restaurants. They're buying fuel for their automobiles," Glenn Dye, treasurer for Hunting Retriever International, explained.

The Fall Grand Hunt features a series of tests for the some of the best retrievers around, measuring them up against the standards for ideal hunting companions.

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