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June Training: The June training clinic for 2020 is scheduled for June 27th and June 28th starting at 7:30 am at the Army Corp of Engineers property East of White Haven, PA. Those interested in gunning at training events require annual certification. There will be a make up course, for those that missed it at the May training, first thing on Sat morning. In addition there is a Steadiness Seminar on Sat and a Porcupine Avoidance Seminar on Sunday (predicated on obtaining a dead porcupine). Register for the training and seminars on the registration form. Registration for those ordering birds is due by Monday June 22nd and for those not ordering birds by Thursday June 25th.

Because of COVID-19 there are several precautions that we need to observe including practicing Social Distancing, maintaining group sizes of 10 or less and wearing masks.

Note: Dogs may react negatively and possibly aggressively in the presence of a masked owner or others, please try to acclimate your dogs to masks as much as possible before the training weekend.

NAVHDA Fall Test: The Hickory Run Chapter will hold a NAVHDA Test August 22 & 23, 2020. This test is for NA, UPT and UT dogs. For additional details go to the test brochure.

2020 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, Mud Pond on SGL #91 or the lake on SGL 40.

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.

200 May Training -- Photos by 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
Mark Frederick - Director

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