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Garmin/Tri-Tronics - a NAVHDA Sponsor
Ugly Dog Hunting - a NAVHDA Sponsor
Dakota 283 - Badlands Gun Vault and Dog Kennel system
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NEPA Ruffed Grouse Society
Quail Forever

May Training: The May 2019 training clinic will be held Saturday May 18th and Sunday May 19th, at the Rossi Farm, see Google Maps for directions, located north of Quakertown, PA starting at 7:30 am each day. Please register using the registration form. Bird orders must be in by Friday May 10th. (Note the Friday order date is a change from Monday and is done at the request of the bird suppliers who are trying to allocate their limited number of birds in stock). If you are not ordering birds we ask that you register for the event no later than May 16th. This location is private property which enables the chapter to obtain a permit from the Game Commission during Turkey Seasons.

NAVHDA Fall Test: The Hickory Run Chapter will hold a NAVHDA Fall Test August 24 & 25, 2018. This test is for NA, UPT and UT dogs. For additional details go to the test brochure.

2018 test fees will be $145.00 for Natural Ability and $170 for UT and UPT. Owners (at least one owner of co-owned dogs) and Handlers of dogs must be NAVHDA Members in order to enter a NAVHDA test.

Locations: SGL#119, Army Corps Francis Walter Dam and Mud Pond on SGL #91

Contact Barbara Brookman, test secretary, for the latest Test info. To register complete the National NAVHDA test registration form and mail it along with the check, made out to Hickory Run NAVHDA Chapter, and forward to Barbara Brookman.

Barbara Brookman
477 Cafferty Road
Erwinna, PA 18920
Ph: 610-294-9022

April 2019 Photos
     Photos by Sharon Merkel and Renee Stoll

Hickory Run NAVHDA - Officers and Training Committee
Board of Directors
Axel Waldkirch - President
Rich Johnson -Vice President
Floyd Miller - Secretary
Mike Bigus - Treasurer
George Nichols - Director
Jim Snyder - Director
Andy Uhler -Director

Training Committee
Mike Bigus and Mark Fredrick --
Berdell Koch
Rich Brookman
Todd Swope
Board of Directors

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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