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Purina Pro Plan - a NAVHDA Sponsor
Garmin/Tri-Tronics - a NAVHDA Sponsor
Ugly Dog Hunting - a NAVHDA Sponsor
Dakota 283 - Badlands Gun Vault and Dog Kennel system
Conservation Partners

NEPA Ruffed Grouse Society
Quail Forever

May Ecollar Clinic: The May E-collar clinic for 2018 is scheduled for May 19th starting at 8:30 am at Cabelas, Hamburg, PA. The clinic will be presented by Garmin Rep Scott Miller & Rich Kerlin, Sporting Dog Trainer. Click for the location at Cabelas, we are meeting at Cabalas Pond located at the very southeastern area of the parking lot. Those interested in the seminar should sign up on the registration form. Bring your dogs, since they will be able to participate as demo dogs. Also bring a chair and a lunch though lunch can be had at Cabelas. Registration is required by Thursday May 17th.

NAVHDA Fall Test: The Hickory Run Chapter will hold a NAVHDA Fall Test August 25 & 26, 2018. This test is for NA, UPT and UT dogs. For additional details go to the test brochure.

2018 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 and Mud Pond on SGL #91

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.

April 2018 Training Pictures -

          Photos by Barbara Brookman and Renee Stoll

Hickory Run NAVHDA - Officers and Training Committee
Board of Directors
Rich Brookman - President
Rich Johnson -Vice President
Floyd Miller - Secretary
Mike Bigus - Treasurer
George Nichols - Director
Mark Frederick - Director
Andy Uhler -Director

Training Committee
Andy Uhler -- Coordinator
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 along with your dues (see forms) to Floyd F. Miller, 131 Antler Lane, Kunkletown, PA 18058.

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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