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Pointing Breed Event

Tue, January 10, 2012

There is an event coming up at the end of this month for those who are interested in training/testing bird dogs that are supposed to stop and stand very still before the bird flushes.

Here is a note I received from Shae Birkey:

I wanted to introduce myself and my dog training chapter.  I am the President of a small, central IL based dog training and testing chapter called Spoon River.  We are an arm of the North American Versatile Hunting Dog Association (NAVHDA).  We’re constantly looking for new members, as we survive on membership and testing dues (and a raffle or two).  The purpose of our chapter is to provide a venue for versatile breed hunting dog owners to come together for training and testing under the NAVHDA system.  Our dues are nominal ($35 a year), and we have access to some fantastic private and public grounds, as well as game birds for training purposes.  Many of our members are seasoned trainers and willing to help others out in a moment’s notice.  I would appreciate it if you could in any way help us promote our chapter to potential members.  I truly believe that anyone with an interest in training and/or testing European (pointing) hunting dog breeds will benefit from our membership.  We hold several events a year and align ourselves as guides for the NWTF Wheelin Sportsman hunts as well as various public and private youth hunts throughout Illinois.  Our annual meeting and sporting clay shoot (or optional bird hunt) will be this coming January 29 at Oakridge Hunt Club in Mackinaw, IL.  Anyone interested in membership and/or our annual meeting event can contact Shae Birkey at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).  I’ll also provide our website for additional information.

Be sure to contact Shae directly for event information, not Oakridge.  Dewey won’t have the signup sheets.