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September Training: The September Hunting Season Prep Clinic for 2022 is scheduled for Septermber 24-25 starting at 7:30 am at the pavillion SGL 119 near White Haven, PA. SGL 119, SGL 40 (the bog), AEC and Mud Pond on SGL 91 will be available. Those interested in attending should sign up on the registration form. Registration for those ordering birds is due by Midnight Saturday 17th and for those not ordering birds by Thursday September 22nd. There will be a potluck lunch on Saturday at the pavillion. George Nichols is coordinating the lunch. If you can help or bring something please touch base with George. Bring a chair.

Test Results -- NA, UPT, UT test Sat 9/10 and Sun 9/11/2022
Saturday  09/10/2022 Test Run Order Call Name Handler  Score  Prize
UT 1 Elko Charles Stoll 188 2
UT 2 Ernie Richard Brookman 156 None
UT 3 Delma David Shickle 177 None
UT 4 Gus Richard  Reutzel 126 None
UT 5 Biscuit Michael Telfer 189 2
09/11/2022 Test
Call Name Handler Score Prize
NA 1 Kai Mark Mckinney 96 3
NA 2 Riley Melissa Turner 101 1
NA 3 Tory Mark Frederick 106 1
NA 4 Kaiser Axel Waldkirch 106 2
NA 5 Milley Marlene Lopes 112 1
NA 6 Ripley William Williams 110 1
NA 7 Jackson Sonny Kierzkowski 90 None
NA 8 Lucky Sarah Cowell 94 3
NA 9 Flight Cody Lenker 112 1

Training Documents: Below are documents available to assist members in preparing for our monthly training events. It is highly recommended that you review the documents in order to get the most benefit from training. The document is a list of Notes and Suggestions to help handlers prepare for training and how training is conducted. The Checklist is a list of items that handlers should try and bring with them for training days. The training committee asks all members to arrive at least 20 minutes prior to training on Saturday to help set up as well as distribute the training birds for the weekend.

2022 Fall Test Photos Taken by Barbara Brookman



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

Training Committee
Mark Blasko and George Nichols --
Andrew Uhler
Berdell Koch
Rich Johnston
Mike Bigus
Roger Allen
Steve Skoranski
Sharon Merkel
Marlene Lopes
Michele DiFrancesco
Robert Thigpen
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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