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Hickory Run Fall Test: The chapter's yearly Fall NAVHDA UT and NA test was held the weekend of September 11 and 12. The tables below list the results of what was a very successful two days of testing. We wish to thank the judges. chapter helpers and most of all the handlers and their dogs for participating.

Saturday  09/11/2021 Test Run Order Call Name Handler  Score  Prize
UT 1 Elko Charles Stoll 179 3
UT 2 Jyn Steve Skoranski 200 2
NA 3 Remi Allan Schreffler 107 2
NA 4 Ziggy John Fox 102 2
NA 5 Blizzard Derek Yeakel 108 1
NA 6 Linny Nolan Maxwell 112 1
NA 7 Atlas Sarah Mendenhall 106 1
NA 8 Gracie Robert Wagner 93 3


Sun 09/12/2021 Test Run Order Call Name Handler  Score Prize
NA 1 Utz Robert C Thigpen 110 1
NA 2 Otto John Luke Salter 90 None
NA 3 Charlie Tanner Thomas 102 3
NA 4 Sloane Deana Hendershot 107 1
NA 5 Arte David Redcay 89 None
NA 6 Frieda Thomas S Launer 110 1
NA 7 Toots Joshua B Labe 102 3
NA 8 Rosie Nicholas P. White 86 None
NA 9 Dea Thomas Rall 112 1
NA 10 June Krista Rebuck 110 1


Fall Test 2021 Photos -- by Barbara Brookman and Renee Stoll

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Hickory Run NAVHDA - Officers and Training Committee
Executive Council
Axel Waldkirch - President
Rich Johnson -Vice President
Floyd Miller - Secretary
Rich Brookman - Treasurer
George Nichols - Director
Jim Snyder - Director
Mark Frederick - Director

Training Committee
Rich Johnston and George Nichols --
Andrew Uhler
Mark Blasco
Berdell Koch
Todd Swope
Berdell Koch
Executive Council

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 and Release of Liability forms along with your dues (see forms) to Floyd F. Miller, 131 Antler Lane, Kunkletown, PA 18058. Pricing is on the Application.

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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