Hello Members,

If you are not already aware, spring training has begun. Now is a good time to get out and start training your dog, whether young or old.  Use these training nights to help focus on areas of weakness or maintain skills already learned. Remember that this is a volunteer based training, if you are running your dog next, help plant the birds for the person in front of you. Talk and share experiences with each other. If you are tired of waiting to run your dog next, gather a few members and do an exercise on the side at a different field. We hope that you and your pup will learn a lot this spring to get them ready for the summer/fall tests. below are our training nights which usually last into August. More information can be found at https://mnnavhda.org/training/

Kelly Farms – Hugo, MN

  • Monday “Positive reinforcement training” from 5:00pm till dusk
  • Tuesday and Thursday nights “Traditional Check Cord” from 4:00pm till dusk

Four Brooks WMA – Milica, MN

  • Thursday nights from 5:00pm till dusk

Major Ave Hunt Club – Glencoe, MN

  • Thursday nights from 5:30pm till dusk

Upcoming events:

  1. Mock Natural Ability test – May 4th 2019 @ Kelly Farms
  2. Training Day – May 4th @ Kelly Farms
  3. Mock UT – July 20th @ Kelly Farms

BIRDS! BIRDS! BIRDS! WE ALL NEED THEM!

Many of you come to training nights and appreciate access to birds, here’s your opportunity to give back! We’re looking for volunteers on the following dates-some rough details are listed by pick-up and drop off locations.  If you think you might be interested in helping out on any of these, please reach out to Sam Snyder.  We can’t have training nights or host these tests without volunteers, so your help is greatly appreciated!
sam.snyder@mnnavhda.org or 308-249-6413  Call/text/or email and she will get back to you as soon as possible.
Mankato Pick-up
Date Drop-off location
May 10th or 11th Independence and Kelley 100 quail
May 24th or 25th Independence, MN 50 quail
June 7th or 8th Independence, MN 50 quail
June 21st or 22nd Independence, MN 50 quail
July 5th or 6th Independence, MN 75 quail
Stillwater Pick-up
Date Drop-off location
May 24th or 25th Kelley Farms 50 quail
June 7th or 8th Kelley Farms 50 quail
June 21st or 22nd Kelley Farms 50 quail
July 5th or 6th Kelley Farms 50 quail
July 19th or 20th Kelley Farms 50 quail
Aug 2nd or 3rd Kelley Farms 50 quail
Oakwood Farms (Princeton) Pick-up
Date Drop-off location
17-May Four Brooks NA Test 100 chuckar/30 pheasant
30-May Kelley Farms 150 chuckar/40 pheasant
19-Jul Kelley Farms 40 chuckar
31-Jul Kelley Farms 75 Chuckar/6 pheasant
1-Aug Viginia Training weekend 75 Chuckar/6 pheasant
7-Aug Kelley Farms 75 Chuckar/6 pheasant
15-Aug Virginia Test/Kellye Training 225 Chuckar/30 pheasant
21-Aug Kelley Farms 75 Chuckar/6 pheasant
29-Aug Kelley Farms 250 chuckar/30 pheasant
5-Sep Four Brooks NA Test 100 chuckar/30 pheasant