All Handlers interested in attending are urged to bring their significant others (and in fact their entire family) to the Iron Range Retriever Club grounds near Virginia for the weekend. In addition, you may want to bring your dog(s), training paraphernalia, shotgun and shells, camping gear (unless you wish to stay at a local motel) and blaze orange vestments.
People usually start arriving Friday afternoon/evening. Saturday night we partake of our traditional Pot Luck Supper. All those desiring to participate in the gastronomical extravaganza are asked to bring one item (with serving utensil) and the beverage of their choice.
Cost of Event: $25.00 (Birds are extra and will be paid at time of pickup at event). For members of the IRRC, there is no fee for this event. If you are an IRRC member, DO NOT fill out the registration form below, just send an email to the event coordinator to register.
Limited to the first Twenty-Five Handlers who wish to attend. Scroll down for online entry form. **Handlers must be both NAVHDA International and Minnesota Chapter members.
** Non-Member family, friends & observers must sign the NAVHDA Waiver (Release and Express Assumption of Risk Agreement) (Non-members are anybody without a unique NAVHDA International ID#). Credentials will be verified at bird pickup point and registration area.
Camping is available on the grounds (electrical hookups are limited. $15.00 per night).
BITCHES IN HEAT SHOULD NOT BE BROUGHT TO THE TRAINING SITE.
Chukar, pheasants & ducks will be available but must be ordered in advance: Approximate Cost:
- Chukar $9.00
- Ducks $16.00
- Pheasants $13.00
Duck orders must be submitted by July 16th, 2021. All other bird orders must be submitted by July 23rd, 2021. All birds ordered must be paid for, whether or not you attend, unless other arrangements are made. Money will be collected at the Saturday potluck for birds and electric hookups, so if you’re planning to not attend the potluck , it’s the handlers responsibility to pay Bryan beforehand. Prepayment is not required. email your bird orders to: email@example.com
Bring containers for your birds. Birds can be stored in the on grounds bird pen on Saturday. Early Sunday morning trainers will be asked to take possession of the balance of their birds. Individuals choosing to leave their birds in the on grounds bird pen do so at their own risk. Participants wishing to bring their own birds are welcome to do so
DEAD BIRDS MUST NOT BE PLACED IN ANY TRASH CONTAINERS ON THE GROUNDS. EVERYONE IS RESPONSIBLE TO PROPERLY DISPOSE OF THEIR OWN DEAD BIRDS.
Questions? Contact Event Coordinator Bryan Thomas