I am known on this forum but I am posting on a secondary account. Not to hide my identity because I am afraid or embarrassed (I know the mods will know who I am by my IP anyway) - but simply because I dont want to make it too obvious who I am talking about. I do not want to directly point a finger at anyone or hurt any feelings. This just really rubbed me the wrong way and I am wondering if others feel the same way. What are the feelings regarding a judge who judges a show and does little to no hands-on judging of the mounts? We are not talking about "commercial" divisions, but Professional and Masters. One situation being where there was a mount inside a glass case and the judge states to the competitor "I didn't want to risk messing it up, so I didn't even take the case off". What ever happened to checking for drumming? Wrinkles? Correct musculature? Ear butt shape? Tail junction? Genitals? Inner ear detail? Inner mouth detail? Security of mount to the base? Uhhhh .... pretty much half the scoresheet ??? As a judge in the past, I take each mount VERY seriously. Us taxidermists have worked hard, especially in the higher divisions, making sure no stone is unturned and every wrinkle is smooth. Judges are paid to do their job and it certainly involves more than a glance around the mount. I'm calling foul!