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Minnesota NAVHDA Question

Postby jlw034 » Sat Feb 23, 2013 11:51 am

I am currently looking for my first hunting dog, and would like to see some breeds in action. I've seen it recommended to join/visit a local NAVDHA chapter, but I'm unsure of how to go about that.

Should I contact a certain someone at the chapter? Or can I just show up at a test or training night?

I'm still at least a year out on getting a dog, so I don't know if it's worthwhile to become a member yet.

Thanks for the input!

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Re: Minnesota NAVHDA Question

Postby SMAbby » Sat Feb 23, 2013 12:07 pm

I would say to get a hold of a NAVHDA chapter. Touch base with a member, maybe the pres, and tell them what you are looking for. it will help you feel more comfortable when you show up for the training day.
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Re: Minnesota NAVHDA Question

Postby Coveyrise64 » Sat Feb 23, 2013 1:23 pm

Good advice from SMAbby! There are three chapters in your area. Wouldn't hurt to check out a training day of each. You might connect better with one group over another. Many good people in each chapter though and a wealth of knowledge.

Go with an open mind and good luck.....

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Re: Minnesota NAVHDA Question

Postby figgel » Sun Feb 24, 2013 9:22 am

Are you in SO MN? If so, there is a NAVHDA training panel being held at the Gander Mountain in Rochester, MN on March 16th at Noon. NAVHDA expert trainers and members will be there. This may be a good time to introduce yourself. SO MN branch also has a facebook page.
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Re: Minnesota NAVHDA Question

Postby blathens » Mon Feb 25, 2013 7:14 pm

I was a member of the Pymatuning Chapter, now called the Buckeye Chapter, for 4 or 5 years before I got my first pudelpointer. I joined because I was interested in getting a GWP from a hunting breeder and learned about the pudelpointer. It was a three year wait back then for a PP.

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Re: Minnesota NAVHDA Question

Postby Seacowboy » Tue Feb 26, 2013 10:24 pm

Can try contacting AMOELLER1 on here. He is close to you and may be able to help you out.
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Re: Minnesota NAVHDA Question

Postby jlw034 » Sat May 02, 2015 6:51 pm

RESURRECTED!!!

Well I finally joined MN NAVHDA. What a great group of people. So much fun to watch the different breeds work. I helped out at a training day/mock test this weekend. I was dragging pheasants and hiding in weeds most of the day, but managed to peek my head out to see some great dog tracks.

In the afternoon some nice people let me follow them around and take pictures. I'm no expert, but it's fun trying to capture these dogs doing their thing. Enjoy.

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