When: Saturday, April 6, 2019
8:30 AM till 5:00 PM Where: Luckiamute Valley Pheasants, Hunt Area #1 Luckiamute Valley Pheasant & Upland Bird Hunts, Oregon Why: Train dogs (pheasants available!), eat, learn some new stuff, join the premier spaniel training club, brag about your dog, drink (coffee)! Have fun! Who’s Invited? Everyone who is interested in field spaniels
Train Your Dog On Pheasants! This is a great opportunity to get introduced to the NW English Springer Spaniel Club, pick up some training tips and get your dog on some live birds. Chuck Cates has agreed to hold some hen pheasants for us to use for this event at a killer price. (With a little help from the Club treasury!)
Here’s the program: 8:30 – 10:30 AM – Meet at area #1 – Seminar – Learn something! (Coffee’s on!) Shooting Tips and Gun Fit, by Expert Shooting Instructor Rick Halvorson There’s two kinds of shotgunners: Those who are totally satisfied with the way they shoot; and, those who lie! Rick will help us understand how to eliminate a few of our frustrations and explain gun fit. You are welcome to bring your own breaking gun, and if time permits, Rick has offered to help you with fitting advice. (No autoloaders or pumps please, and NO ammunition!)
10:30 – 12:00— Clean Up Those Retrieves! Does your dog drop the bird, turn away, circle you, or is he just slow to come in? Here’s 10 tips to get clean deliveries to hand every time!
12:00 – Bodacious Hot Lunch (nominal fee)
1:00 PM Training session with pheasants. Bring your dog! Club members available to help you plant your birds. Qualified gunners available. (Note: Due to this being a Club event, insurance requires that only AKC qualified gunners shoot over the dogs. Pheasants – $5/each for members; $10/each non members! (Membership is only $25/year. Do the math! Sign up at the event.) Attention New Spaniel Owners: Looking for some coaching? Members will be available to help with your dog, whether a young puppy or an old timer. Let us know what you need!
FREE CLINIC OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
You must sign up for birds between March 1st and March 29th. You won’t find cheaper training birds any- where thanks to the club’s 50% subsidy. This is the best deal going!