Here is a brief Spring Update to some things going on in the chapter.
Grounds Access: Please be aware that to be on the grounds at Kelly Land & Cattle Co. in Hugo/Marine AND the Four Brooks WMA dog training area north of Milaca everyone MUST have an annual grounds pass OR be part of a chapter sponsored paid event like a Test, Primary Clinic, or an OPEN Training night. You can find info on how to get passes here. New for 2021, to help new members or those that do not wish to buy a pass, we are having OPEN training & puppy exposure nights on the 3rd Thursday of each month at Kelley.
August 7th & 8th Training Weekend-Virginia: There is still plenty of room left for the Traditional training weekend on August 7th & 8th at the Iron Range Retriever Club in Virginia. More info and registration here.
AIMS & RULES CLINIC (formerly Handler Clinic): We still have spots available in our 2021 Aims & Rules Clinic at Pineridge Grouse Camp in Remer, MN on June 12th & 13th. This clinic will be led by longtime chapter member and Senior Judge Terry Petro. Full details here.
BIRDS: Birds are generally distributed through the small training groups or at the OPEN training nights on Thursdays at Kelley. If you have questions about obtaining birds, please email email@example.com. The effects of the CV-19 Pandemic has disrupted our normal bird supply channels. Obtaining birds this spring in sufficient quantities of what our chapter has been customary to has been challenging. The growth in membership is also creating more demand for birds. We have chapter volunteers who are spending a LOT of time trying to source birds for us. They have made some new contacts and hope to have more consistent quantities arriving in the coming weeks. If you know of anyone that can supply us with Pigeons or Chukar, please send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Testing Season is Starting: Minnesota NAVHDA has expanded our testing to span SEVEN weekends in 2021 starting May 15-16 with an all NA test at Four Brooks. All of our tests are full with waiting lists. We are in need of volunteers. Coming to a test is a great way to meet people, see a variety of dogs, and learn about NAVHDA. If you can help, please contact the Test Coordinators.