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April Training Day
and Mock NA Test

Saturday, April 19th at 8:00AM
at Brush Dale Hunting Preserve
[driving directions]
Even if you will not be NA testing in May, you are welcome to come and train. There is plenty of room to accommodate everyone. Bring a sack lunch or you can pickup a sub at the Andrew Convenience Mart.
May Training Day
Saturday, May 3rd at 8:00AM
at Brush Dale Hunting Preserve
[driving directions]
If you will be NA testing this month, you are welcome to run through the Test. There is plenty of room to accommodate everyone. Bring a sack lunch or you can pickup a sub at the Andrew Convenience Mart.
Spring Natural Ability Test
Saturday & Sunday
May 17th & 18th
7:00AM (rain or shine)

at Brush Dale Hunting Preserve
[driving directions]
NAVHDA Handler Clinic
Saturday & Sunday
June 14 & 15
7:00AM (rain or shine)

at the Henke-Benson Farm in Wapello, IA
This is a 2-day clinic for $80.00 per person or $140 per couple. Lunches are included. Make your check payable to ILLOWA NAVHDA and send to Ray Carter, 11640 - 61st Avenue Place, Blue Grass, IA 52726. Attendance is limited to 20. Signup deadline is June 7th. Do not hesitate to signup early. For more information contact Ray at 563-559-0426 or Clinic attendance is an excellent opportunity to better understand the NAVHDA philosophy and system of judging. [What is a Handler Clinic and Who Should Attend?

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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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