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Ugly Dog Hunting - a NAVHDA Sponsor
Dakota 283 - Badlands Gun Vault and Dog Kennel system
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Quail Forever
May E-Collar Clinic: The May E-Collar clinic will be held Saturday, May 6th starting at 8:00 am at the Schwarzwald Kennels/ Hough Farm. To register for the E-Collar Clinic use the registration form. Registration must be completed by Thursday May 4th. The clinic is free and will start promptly at 8:00 am. There will be coffee and doughnuts. Everyone should bring chairs, outdoor clothes and lunches with them for the day. Mr. Hough will poll the audience to see what topics they would like to spend most time on. Folks may bring their dogs but they should keep them crated during the seminar. They can exercise them during intermissions.

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 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.

More information will be forthcoming.

For more information or to register contact the Test Secretary:

George Nichols
35 Parish St
Dallas, PA 18612

April Training Photos



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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