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NAVHDA - ILLOWA ~ Who We Are

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.

Purposes

  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 campaign.
  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 Illowa Chapter. The IIllowa 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.




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Our Chapter includes a variety of versatile breeds from the French Brittany to the Spinone, and everything in between.

Announcements

2017 Youth Pheasant Hunt -

October 21, 2017

Henke-Benson Farm, 10447 55th Street, Wapello, IA, October 21, 2017– 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM

The ILLOWA NAVHDA Youth Pheasant Hunt will provide an opportunity for 12 area youth, ages 12-15, who have completed the Hunter Safety Course, the opportunity to hunt rooster pheasants over trained versatile hunting dogs on opening day of the youth pheasant season.

The youth will receive a brief review of hunting safety and rules followed by gun safety and trapshooting.  Participants will rotate between sessions that include dog handling, wildlife identification, a field hunt and more.  All guns, ammo, blaze orange and food will be provided. 

There is NO COST for this program thanks to NAVHDA and generous donations from area sponsors.

What is NAVHDA?  The North American Versatile Hunting Dog Association 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.

APPLICATION

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If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Bobbi Benson at 309-337-7708 or email:  president@illowanavhda.org 

 
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! 

Upcoming Events

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Sep

2017

Fall NAVHDA Test

NA, UPT, UT Levels

The NAVHDA system provides for testing at various stages of a versatile hunting dog's maturity.
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