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June Training Day
Saturday, June 11 at 8:00AM
at Princeton Training Grounds
hosted by Mike Murphy
The field cover is tall. The ponds are nice. One pond is quite large. Contact Michelle at 563-672-3291 to order birds (Pheasants @ $12.50/ea, Chukar @ $8.35/ea). Ordered birds MUST be paid for. Mike will bring his grill. Bring something to share. Bring you own beverages and chairs. If you need directions to the Princeton Training grounds, email Mike, the Webmaster, or the Chapter President for the link.
July Training Day
Saturday, July 9th at 8:00AM
at the Donahue Training Grounds
hosted by Chris Wall
There is nice water available for training, as well as a field training area, but the grass is fairly tall. Contact Michelle at 563-672-3291 to order birds (Pheasants @ $12.50/ea, Chukar @ $8.35/ea). Ordered birds MUST be paid for. Bring your own chairs, beverages and a sack lunch. If you need directions to the Donahue Training grounds, email Chris, the Webmaster, or the Chapter President for the link.
August Training Day
Saturday, August 13th at 8:00AM
hosted by Jeff Henke & Bobbi Benson
The Duck Swamp, 10447 55th Street, Wapello, IA
Bring a sack lunch/beverages/chairs/dog training supplies. Contact Michelle at 563-672-3291 to order birds (Pheasants @ $12.50/ea, Chukar @ $8.35/ea). Ordered birds MUST be paid for.
Fall NAVHDA Test
Friday, Saturday & Sunday
September 23, 24 & 25 at 7:00AM

at the Henke-Benson Farm
near Wapello, IA

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Who Are We?
The North American Versatile Hunting Dog Association (NAVHDA) is a legally recognized non-profit organization dedicated to fostering, improving, promoting and protecting the versatile hunting dog in North America. Underlying these aims is the desire to serve the interests of game conservation, the prevention of cruelty to animals, and good sportsmanship, by encouraging hunters to use dogs that are well-trained in work before and after the shot, on land and in the water.
  1. To educate all interested persons in the techniques of training versatile hunting dogs, to conduct tests of versatile hunting dog breeds in North America and maintain records of such tests for all interested persons and to promote selective breeding and population control of versatile hunting dog breeds.
  2. To prevent cruelty to animals by the use of properly trained hunting dogs.
  3. No substantial part of the activities of the corporation shall consist of carrying on propaganda, or otherwise attempting to influence legislation and the corporation shall not intervene in any political compaign.
  4. The corporation shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, national origin, sex, religion, or any legally proscribed classification, in its programs, activities, or employment practices.
This is an independent web site maintained by the Western Illinois Chapter. The Western Illinois Chapter does not and is not authorized to speak or act on behalf of the North American Versatile Hunting Dog Association, Inc. The accuracy of any statements or information posted on or derived from use of this web site is not verified and may not reasonably be relied upon.

Considering Joining Our Chapter? If you are a prospective member, we invite and encourage you to join us for a Chapter Training Day. It is the best way to see first hand what our Chapter is all about, and to meet some of our Members. You will also undoubtedly come away from the Day with your training questions answered, as well as a new training tip or technique. Contact us for more information, or Join Today!

Good Dogs! Good Friends! Good Times!
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Our Chapter includes a variety of versatile breeds from the French Brittany to the Spinone,
and everything in between
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