Hunting Retriever Club to host event for area hunters and dogsArea hunters who own hunting retrievers will have a unique opportunity to improve their dogs’ skills on Saturday, May 15.
Area hunters who own hunting retrievers will have a unique opportunity to improve their dogs’ skills on Saturday, May 15.
Prairie Lakes Hunting Retriever Club has again joined with Elk Lake Heritage Preserve to present a daylong learning event.
The day will begin with Ed’s Retriever Seminar from 9 a.m. to noon. Included will be training information and demonstrations ranging from basic through advanced levels.
For more information and to pre-register call (320) 986-2200.
Prairie Lakes HRC invites hunters and their hunting retriever dogs to participate in a Fun Hunt Retriever Test beginning at 1 p.m. at Elk Lake Heritage Preserve.
Club members say the Fun Hunt is a great opportunity to visit and work with other owners of hunting retrievers. Owners can run their dogs in a simulated hunting retrieve on land and/or water, as appropriate for the dog’s experience level.
Others may just want to be part of the gallery, listen to the training tips of club members and judges and watch the dogs do their best. Handlers will learn how their dog and their handling compare to others and how they can improve. The cost to the owner/handler participants in the Fun Hunt is $10 per dog, with Prairie Lakes HRC ribbons awarded to passing dogs.
The dogs will be competing against standards set by the National Hunting Retriever Club, Inc., and not against other dogs. No live birds will be used. No pre-registration is needed, and participation in the morning seminar is not required.
Elk Lake Heritage Preserve is located four miles north of Hoffman on County Road 5.
For more information on the Fun Hunt call Damon at (320) 295-1867, Tim at (320) 283-5015 or Dale at (218) 205-5387.
Hunting Retriever Club, Inc. has more than 8,500 members and 133 clubs in 37 states. The local club meets bi-weekly from April to September for training sessions. New members are welcome.