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Fall Test: The dates for the Fall NA/UPT/UT Test have been finalized and are August 26, 27, 2017. The field work will be held at the Army Corp. of Engineers property Northeast of White Have PA and the water work will be at State Game Land 40 or 91 depending upon conditions. The test will begin at the Field Site at 7 AM on your test day. Handlers should be there at least 15 minutes early to register with the test secretary.

The fee for the NA test is $135. The fee for the UPT and UT is $160. An additional $20 per test will be charged if the participant is NOT a NAVHDA National member.

See the brochure for more information.

For more information or to register contact the Test Secretary:

George Nichols
35 Parish St
Dallas, PA 18612

Judges Dinner: We are having a dinner with the judges Saturday, August 26th at 7:00 pm at the Powerhouse eatery located at 60 Powerhouse Rd.,  White Haven, PA 18661, Phone (570) 443- 4480. Cost is $19.95 + tax & tip, Drinks and desert will be separate. In order to make the night flow smoothly, please send Rich Johnson, at johnstonrich292@gmail.com, your entree and soup or salad selection from the menu found at the end of the test brochure, before August 17th. Please include the number of people in your party

September 9/10 Training: The September 9th and 10th training will be held at the Army Corp of Engineers property Northwest of the Francis Walter Dam. The fields on SGL 119 are also be available. Water work will be held on SGL91 (Mud Pond) or SGL 40 (assuming the Game Commission removes the downed trees preventing access). The pond at ACE is also open for training and duck search. The training starts at 7:30 am each day. We will meet at ACE. Signup is on the registration form. Bird orders must be in by Monday, September 4th and for those not ordering birds registration is no later than Thursday September 7th. There will be Porcupine Avoidance training on Saturday assuming that we can obtain a porcupine. Note, the season for porcupines opens September 1st and we need a porcupine, (a volunteer is needed to supply the procupine).

This will be low key/fun training to celebrate the transition from the grueling training all summer to hunting season. Come and enjoy. Pigeons, chukars, cock and hen pheasants, quail and ducks are all available.

August 5th and 6th Training Photos - Photos by Renee Stoll and Barbara Brookman


Hickory Run NAVHDA - Officers and Training Committee
Board of Directors
Axel Waldkirch - President
Rich Brookman - Vice President
Floyd Miller - Secretary
Mike Bigus - Treasurer
Rich Johnson - Director
Mark Frederick - Director
Andy Uhler -Director

Training Committee
Andy Uhler -- Coordinator
Board of Directors
Greg Hall
Axel Waldkrich
Terry Groman
George Nichols

Membership: Membership renewal for the Hickory Run Chapter of NAVHDA are due in January. New members are welcome at any time. Please send the completed application along with your dues (see forms) to Floyd F. Miller, 131 Antler Lane, Kunkletown, PA 18058.

Welcome to the Hickory Run Chapter of NAVHDA International. The Chapter is located in the Allentown, PA area and will hold regular training sessions and testing events. The testing and the monthly weekend training will be held at a variety of locations. Learn first hand the various steps involved in training a versatile hunting dog.

NAVHDA training is designed to prepare the dog and handler for hunting and the NAVHDA testing. The training will include: pointing; steadiness to wing, shot, and fall; retrieval to hand from land or water; game tracking; gun sensitivity control; heeling; and backing or honoring another dog’s point.

Mission: The North American Versatile Hunting Dog Association is a nonprofit corporation whose purpose is to foster, promote, and improve the versatile hunting dog breeds in North America; to conserve game by using well trained reliable hunting dogs before and after the shot; and to aid in the prevention of cruelty to animals by discouraging nonselective and uncontrolled breeding, which produces unwanted and uncared for dogs.

Hickory Run Chapter of NAVHDA

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