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Spring Hunt Test -- June 3-4, 2017

The 2017 NAHRC Spring Hunt Test will be held on June 3-4, 201 at Northeast Alabama Hunting Preserve in Section, AL.  

 

We will have 2 Finished stakes, 1 Seasoned (intermediate) stake, and 1 Started (beginner) stake each day.

 

On Saturday evening we will host our famous Raffle and Tailgate dinner.  We always have great food, good fun, and fantastic prizes!  This year we will have eCollars, custom duck calls, prints, performance dog food, hats, and other great items.

 

Premium information is available at the Hunting Retriever Club website (huntingretrieverclub.org) and you may enter at huntsecretary.com.

 

Location:
    Northeast Alabama Hunting Preserve
    1286 Co Rd 100
    Section, AL 35771
 
 
Directions:
From Huntsville:
    - Hwy 72 East to Scottsboro
    - Go South on Hwy 35 to Section (right on the exit ramp)
    - Continue through Section and turn right on Co Rd 100 (this is across the Hwy from Northeast AL Community College)
    - Location will be on your right...follow the signs to the training site
 
From Birmingham:
    - Interstate 59 North to Fort Payne
    - Go North on Hwy 35 to Rainsville
    - Continue through Rainsville and turn left on Co Rd 100 (this is across the Hwy from Northeast AL Community College)
    - Location will be on your right...follow the signs to the training site
 
Contact:     Allen Dillard     (256) 520-7840

 

Training Day -- May 20, 2017

Our next training day will be this Saturday, May 20, 2017 beginning at 8am.  Location will be the Northeast Alabama Hunting Preserve in Section, AL.  This is the site where we will have our hunt test on June 3-4.
 
We will be utilizing the new duck pond that was built this spring.  It looks awesome with lots of points, running water, stick ponds, etc.  It will give everyone lots of opportunity to expose their dog to various water training concepts.
 
Be sure to bring your chairs and cold drinks.  As usual, lunch will be provided.
 
Location:
    Northeast Alabama Hunting Preserve
    1286 Co Rd 100
    Section, AL 35771
 
 
Directions:
From Huntsville:
    - Hwy 72 East to Scottsboro
    - Go South on Hwy 35 to Section (right on the exit ramp)
    - Continue through Section and turn right on Co Rd 100 (this is across the Hwy from Northeast AL Community College)
    - Location will be on your right...follow the signs to the training site
 
From Birmingham:
    - Interstate 59 North to Fort Payne
    - Go North on Hwy 35 to Rainsville
    - Continue through Rainsville and turn left on Co Rd 100 (this is across the Hwy from Northeast AL Community College)
    - Location will be on your right...follow the signs to the training site
 
Contact:     Allen Dillard     (256) 520-7840

 

Training Day -- April 22, 2017

Our next training day will be April 22, 2017.  Location will be near Eva/Falkville, AL.

 

Justin Allen has graciously agreed to host our April training day at Justin's farm in Eva/Falkville.  We will have our usual land setups for all levels with many experts available to provide coaching/mentoring.
 
Be sure to bring your chairs and cold drinks.  As usual, lunch will be provided.
 
Directions:
  • Follow  I-65 S to exit 322 (Co Rd 55/E Pike Rd in Morgan County). Turn left (east) at the top of the ramp.
  • Follow Co Rd 55 6.5 miles to Union Hill Church Rd (at top of mountain)
  • Turn right on Union Hill Church Rd.
  • Farm will be on the left.

 

Contact:     Allen Dillard     (256) 520-7840

 

Training Day -- March 18, 2017

Our next training day will be March 18, 2017.  Location will be near Cove Park in Hampton Cove, AL.

 

We will have land marks, water marks, and blinds available for all levels.  This will be a great opportunity to help prepare for the Central AL hunt test scheduled for April 8-9 at the State Cattle Ranch in Greensboro, AL.

 

Lunch will be available (remember lunch is free for members and $5 for non-members).

 

From Hwy 431 in Hampton Cove turn north on Eastern Bypass and proceed past the RTJ golf course.  Turn right on Old Hwy 431 at the Cove Park ball parks.  Look for signs on the right.  

 

NOTE: This is one of the sites for the SRS Crown Championship.  Thanks to the City of Huntsville for allowing us to use this property.

 

Contact:     Allen Dillard     (256) 520-7840

 

Training Day -- February 18, 2017

Our first training day of 2017  will be February 18, 2017.  Location will be near Priceville, AL.

 

We will have setups for all dogs and catch up on how everyone is progressing this spring.  There are a number of tests in our area and we want everyone to be prepared to take those ribbons!
 
We will be renewing memberships for 2017 and enrolling new members.  For only $25 it's the best training bargain you can get.
 
Be sure to bring your chairs and cold drinks.  We will have lunch available.
 
Directions:
  • Follow  I-65 S to exit 334 (Hwy 67). Turn left (east) at the bottom of the ramp.
  • Go to the second intersection and turn left at N Bethel Road (Regions Bank will be on the corner)
  • Go north 1.3 miles and turn right on Upper River Road
  • Go 1.0 mile and turn left on Old Branch Road
  • Site will be at the end of the road...look for the signs

 

Contact:     Allen Dillard         (256) 520-7840

Contact:     Kenneth Farris     (256) 280-0147

 

Training Day -- April 30, 2016

Our next training day will be April 30, 2016.  Location will be near Priceville, AL.

 

We will have setups for all dogs and catch up on how everyone is progressing this spring.
 
Be sure to bring your chairs and cold drinks.  We plan to provide grilled dogs and sausage for lunch.
 
Directions:
  • Follow  I-65 S to exit 334 (Hwy 67). Turn left (east) at the bottom of the ramp.
  • Go to the second intersection and turn left at N Bethel Road (Regions Bank will be on the corner)
  • Go north 1.3 miles and turn right on Upper River Road
  • Go 1.0 mile and turn left on Old Branch Road
  • Site will be at the end of the road...look for the signs

 

Contact:     Allen Dillard         (256) 520-7840

Contact:     Kenneth Farris     (256) 280-0147

 

Training Day -- March 12, 2016

Our next training day will be March 12, 2016.  Location will be near Priceville, AL.

 

Kenneth Farris will be our host.  We will have multiple land setups for all levels and will spend most of the morning demonstrating and explaining how a hunt test works and what you should expect as a handler.  Even if you have run a few tests, there are a lot of things going on behind the scenes that everyone should know
 
Be sure to bring your chairs and cold drinks.  We plan to provide a sumptious BBQ lunch for our enjoyment.
 
Directions:
  • Follow  I-65 S to exit 334 (Hwy 67). Turn left (east) at the bottom of the ramp.
  • Go to the second intersection and turn left at N Bethel Road (Regions Bank will be on the corner)
  • Go north 1.3 miles and turn right on Upper River Road
  • Go 1.0 mile and turn left on Old Branch Road
  • Site will be at the end of the road...look for the signs

 

Contact:     Allen Dillard         (256) 520-7840

Contact:     Kenneth Farris     (256) 280-0147

 

2016 Training Day Calendar

Date Location
February 2o, 2016 Huntsville, AL
March 12, 2016 Decatur, AL
April 30, 2016 Scottsboro, AL
May 21, 2016 Cullman, AL

Contact Allen Dillard

256-520-7840

dillarda@bellsouth.net

AKC Junior/Senior Hunt Test -- August 8-9, 2015

North Alabama Retriever Club will be hosting a Junior/Senior Hunt Test on Aug 8-9, 2015.  The event will be held at the Northeast Alabama Hunting Preserve in Section, AL.

 

There will be a Junior test and a Senior test each day, so you will be able to get 2 passes toward the AKC title in one weekend.  Also, each test will have at least one live flyer for every entered dog!

 

All entries will be online, in advance, via Entry Express.  You will need to set up your account and have your AKC registration number available for each dog.  You will find the event under AKC, Hunt Test.  You MUST register in advance.  NO WALK UP ENTRIES.

Link to Entry Express:  https://www.entryexpress.net/default.aspx

 

Location:
Northeast Alabama Hunting Preserve
1334 County Road 100
Section, AL 35771

 

Contact:
Allen Dillard
dillarda@bellsouth.net
256-520-7840

 

Kenneth Farris
kenneth@southwindoutfitters.com
256-280-0147

 

Judges/Handlers Seminar -- July 11, 2015

We will host an HRC Judges/Handers Seminar on July 11, 2015.  It will be held in the Lodge Room at Gander Mountain in Huntsville, AL.

 

Tom Weeks, our Field Representative, will present this seminar.  The seminar focuses on rules and judging issues, and provides extremely valuable information for HRC handlers.  We encourage every member to attend regardless of your judging status or intentions.
 
Address:
Gander Mountain
3418 Memorial Parkway
Huntsville, AL 35810
 
After the seminar, feel free to visit the Tennessee Valley Hunting and Fishing Expo at the Von Braun Center.  Lots of exhibitors and guest speakers.
 

Contact:     Allen Dillard     (256) 520-7840

 

Training Day -- May 23, 2015

Our next training day will be May 23, 2015.  Location will be near Eva/Falkville, AL.

 

Justin Allen and John McCallie have graciously agreed to host our May training day at Justin's farm in Eva/Falkville.  We will have our usual land setups for all levels with many experts available to provide coaching/mentoring.
 
Be sure to bring your chairs and cold drinks.  Mr. McCallie plans to provide a sumptious BBQ lunch for our enjoyment.
 
Directions:
  • Follow  I-65 S to exit 322 (Co Rd 55/E Pike Rd in Morgan County). Turn left (east) at the top of the ramp.
  • Follow Co Rd 55 6.5 miles to Union Hill Church Rd (at top of mountain)
  • Turn right on Union Hill Church Rd.
  • Farm will be on the left.

 

Contact:     Allen Dillard     (256) 520-7840

 

Training Day -- April 4, 2015

Our next training day will be April 4, 2015.  Location will be near Cove Park in Hampton Cove, AL.

 

We will have land marks, water marks, and blinds available for all levels.  This will be a great opportunity to help prepare for the Central AL hunt test the following weekend.

 

Lunch will be available (remember lunch is free for members and $5 for non-members).

 

From Hwy 431 in Hampton Cove turn north on Eastern Bypass and proceed past the RTJ golf course.  Turn right on Old Hwy 431 at the Cove Park ball parks.  Look for signs on the right.  

 

NOTE: This is one of the sites where we held our spring test.  Thanks to the City of Huntsville for allowing us to use this property.

 

Contact:     Allen Dillard     (256) 520-7840

 

Spring Hunt Test -- March 7-8, 2015

The 2015 NAHRC Spring Hunt Test will be held on March 7-8, 2015 at Cove Park in Huntsville, AL.  

 

We will have 2 Finished stakes, 1 Seasoned (intermediate) stake, and 1 Started (beginner) stake each day.

 

On Saturday evening we will host our famous Raffle and Tailgate dinner at the Hampton Inn in Hampton Cove, AL.  We always have great food, good fun, and fantastic prizes!  This year we will have eCollars, custom duck calls, prints, performance dog food, hats, and other great items.

 

Premium information is available at the Hunting Retriever Club website (huntingretrieverclub.org) and you may enter at huntsecretary.com.

 

Location:

Cove Park
834 Old Hwy 431
Hampton Cove, AL 35763

 

Contact below for times, locations, and additional information.

 

Contact:     Allen Dillard     (256) 520-7840

 

Training Seminar -- February 14-15, 2015

Much thanks to Stephen Durrence of Taylor Farm Kennels for leading our beginning retriever training seminar.  Stephen is not only one of the most successful gun dog trainers in our area, he is a great teacher.  We had over 30 attendees for this event and based on the questions and interactions, there was a lot to be learned by anyone interested in training gun dogs.

 

We plan on hosting more seminar oriented events in the future.  If you have any contacts or suggestions for these, please let me know.

 

Allen Dillard

256-520-7840

 

Spring Hunt Test on June 3-4, 2017

Location:

Section, AL

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Training Day on May 20, 2017

Location:

Section, AL

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Training Day on April 22, 2017

Location:

Eva/Falkville, AL

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Training Day on March 18, 2017

Location:

Cove Park

Huntsville, AL

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Training Day on February 18, 2017

Location:

Priceville, AL

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Training Day on April 30, 2016

Location:

Priceville, AL

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Training Day on March 12, 2016

Location:

Priceville, AL

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2016 Training Days Begin on February 20, 2016

Location:

Cove Park

Huntsville, AL

DETAILS

AKC Junior/Senior Hunt Test -- August 8-9, 2015

Location:

Northeast Alabama Hunting Preserve

1334 County Road 100

Section, AL 35771

DETAILS

Judges/Handers Seminar -- July 11, 2015

Location:

Gander Mountain - Huntsville

3418 Memorial Parkway

Huntsville, AL 35810

DETAILS

Training Day -- May 23, 2015

Location:

Eva/Falkville, AL

DETAILS

Training Day -- April 4, 2015

Location:

Near Cove Park in Hampton Cove, AL

DETAILS

Spring Hunt Test -- March 7-8, 2015

Location:

Cove Park

834 Old Hwy 431

Hampton Cove, AL 35763

DETAILS

Training Seminar -- February 14-15, 2015

Thanks to Stephen Durrence for a great seminar!

 

Photo Gallery

Check out some of the pictures from our recent events.

 

Special thanks to Todd Norton for his photography services at our events and activities!

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