Event Details

This event is running from 4 August 2018 until 5 August 2018. It is next occurring on 08/04/2018 8:00 am

  • Venue: Iron Range Retriever Club
  • Address:Highway 7 & Mineral Ave
    Virginia MN, MN
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34th ANNUAL  MN NAVHDA AUGUST TRAINING WEEKEND


Limited to the first Twenty-Five handlers who wish to attend

**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)  (See Chapter Safety Policy Here).  (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 approximately $15.00 per night). The only charge (other than birds ordered and electrical hookups) will be a $40 grounds fee to the Iron Range Retriever Club for insurance purposes).

Quail, pheasants & ducks will be available but must be ordered in advance: Approximate Cost:

  • Quail $7.50
  • Ducks $16.00
  • Pheasants $13.00

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.

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.

All trainers interested in attending are urged to bring their significant others (and in fact their entire family) to 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.

BITCHES IN HEAT SHOULD NOT BE BROUGHT TO THE TRAINING SITE.

Remember, space is limited; if you wish to attend please contact Bryan Thomas (b-thoma@comcast.net), (612-916-3737) as soon as possible. Bird orders must be submitted by July 21 2018.  No entries will be accepted after July 21, 2018. All birds ordered must be paid for, whether or not you attend, unless other arrangements are made. Payment can be made at the event. Prepayment is not required.

Email Event Coordinator Bryan Thomas to confirm your reservation. Please include:

  • Name
  • Phone number
  • Number of people in your group
  • Will you attend Pot Luck Supper on Saturday, and what food item you will bring.
  • Bird Order
    • # Quail
    • # Ducks
    • #Pheasants

email (b-thoma@comcast.net) with this info.

Questions?  Call Bryan  (612-916-3737)