Right on Ray. A couple of years ago a few of us had fun on a bird dog forum speculating about a "techno trial". For this trial, the birds will be outfitted with GPS and their locations known. The dogs will run with trackers and at the conclusion of a brace, the dogs' finds, bird handling, ground race (mapped on Google Earth satellite view), will be evaluated by examination of the data. Maybe it would be possible to have an AI algorithm do the judging and come up with a composite score.
Anyway, it is now poosible to put an Apple Air Tag on the tracking receivers so the jusges should not feel anxious about losing them.