Spring showers brings a May Test
During last year's drought the ponds were able to be reconstructed to allow better testing conditions, all we needed was water. After the recent record rainfalls the ponds are full and look great.
The Northern IL Chapter of NAVHDA encourage every versatile gun dog to be NAVHDA tested, as the test results will indicate where you are in your dog's training program and serves as the foundation for improving our versatile breeds. The tests are qualitative evaluations against proven performance standards in simulated hunting conditions. Please review the Testing Information on the NAVHDA website for details about the NAVHDA Testing Program.
We welcome any/all NAVHDA members to join us in the tests that we host. We are sure you will have a pleasant experience.
Test Dates - May 18-19, 2013 and Sept. 28-29, 2013 @ Richard Bong State Recreation Area
New Entry Fees are: Natural Ability $90.00, Utility Prep $115.00, Utility $125.00.
Regarding entry into the test, as always, it is a first-come, first-served basis.
Tests begin promptly at 7am. Handlers should meet in Parking Lot J at the west end of the grounds by 6:30amRichard Bong Map
A vehicle admission sticker is required on all motor vehicles entering a state park. Daily passes are also available.
If you must cancel your reservation prior to four (4) weeks from the test date you may receive a 75% refund. Cancellation after four (4) weeks from test date receives NO refund.
Volunteer to Help
Helping at a test is a great way to learn the NAVHDA testing system. No experience is needed, as you will get on the job training from experienced handlers. The knowledge you gain by helping at a test is invaluable to you and will provide a service to the club as well.
To volunteer at the next test contact Diane Calandra by e-mail or call her at 847 438-1259