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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
Conservation Partners

NEPA Ruffed Grouse Society
Quail Forever

March Training: Our first training for 2018 is scheduled for March 24-25 starting at 8:30 am on State Game Lands 205 near Foglesville, PA. There will be a gunners certification course for those wishing to gun first thing on Saturday. After the gunners course there will be a pheasant tracking seminar for NA dogs. Those interested in the seminar should sign up on the registration form and order a pheasant. Registration for those ordering birds due by Monday March 19th and for those not ordering birds by Thursday March 22nd.

NAVHDA Fall Test: The Hickory Run Chapter will hold a NAVHDA Fall Test August 25 & 26, 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. An additional $20 per test will be charged if the participant is NOT a NAVHDA National member.

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 to Barbara Brookman.

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

Please make checks payable to the Hickory Run NAVHDA Chapter.

Hunting Pictures from 2017 -


Hickory Run NAVHDA - Officers and Training Committee
Board of Directors
Rich Brookman - President
Rich Johnson -Vice President
Floyd Miller - Secretary
Mike Bigus - Treasurer
George Nichols - Director
Mark Frederick - Director
Andy Uhler -Director

Training Committee
Andy Uhler -- Coordinator
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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