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Conservation Partners
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Monthly August Training: The August 2016 monthly training clinic will be held Saturday, August 6th and Sunday, August 7th, starting at 7:30 am each day. Meet at the SGL 40 (the bog) parking lot, click for directions. We have permits for the bog for duck work and SGL 119 and the Army Corp of Engineers for field work. Register for the training and the Sunday seminar (Mock UT Test to be judged by Rick Holt) on the registration form. Bird orders must be in by Monday August 1st and registration without birds must be completed by Thursday August 4th.

One additional note: If you are attending the mock test you will need to order birds for your use.

Fall NA/UPT/UT Test: The Fall Test is scheduled for August 27th and 28th near White Haven, PA. The test will begin at 7 AM. The fee for NA testing dogs is $135.00 and for UPT/UT testing dogs is $160.00. Those handling a dog should be there at least 15 minutes early to check-in with the test secretary. Test Brochure. Note: as of the end of March the test is full. For more information or to be added to the wait list contact:

Rick Holt, Test Secretary
2221 Huntington St.
Bethlehem, PA 18017

July Monthly Training Photos & Video

by Jim Snyder (video), Terry Groman, Rich Johnston and Andy Uhler (photos)

Hickory Run NAVHDA - Officers and Training Committee
Board of Directors
Gregory Hall - President
Tom McClafferty - Vice President
Floyd Miller - Secretary
Mike Bigus - Treasurer
Rich Johnson - Director
Ryan Rush - Director
Andy Uhler -Director

Training Committee
Greg Hall -- Coordinator
Board of Directors
Andy Uhler
Axel Waldkrich
Rick Holt
Rich Brookman
Craig Hacker

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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