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July 2016 Newsletter

Staying Cool
Highlights from the issue:
  • Review of the July training day (which was HOT!)
  • Pictures from the training day
  • Reminder: The chapter's Family Picnic will be Saturday August 13. Training starts as early as 8am and lunch will be served at 12:45pm. Please email or call Tom Synder ( ) (607-759-7150 OR 607-862-3878) to let him know how may people to expect and what dish you are bringing. 328 Wyok Road, Johnson City, NY 13790.

June 2016 Newsletter

June training day was unique for two events.  For the first time in ten years there was company at the Long Pond training field.  We also had a prolonged duck search at Greene where a partially taped duck went missing.  Otherwise, the weather was very windy but mild to enable everyone an opportunity to work on various aspects of their field and water work.

The last time we had horseback riders show up other than Zack Driscol who used to train with us was at least ten years ago.  While we were planting the first birds, Larry intercepted a rider who had crossed over from the highway and advised him to be aware that we were planning on live fire.  What followed was less than pleasant.  Ask Larry for details.  Shortly after the rider left we had a visit from the State Police who asked a few questions and then promptly left us alone.  The field work included both young and experienced dogs.  Drag tracks were also done along the hillside where we put up a grouse with chicks!  Mike Hubenthal with Lincoln did very nice tracks as did Pam and Fly puppy.  Larry had the table out for various training aspects including hold and carry and heeling. 


NAVHDA'S Executive Council has introduced a new option to celebrate you and your dog's success in NAVHDA Tests.  We have secured a supply of hat/lapel pins that may be ordered through the NAVHDA Store.  There is a unique pin for each of the four levels of NAVHDA tests (NA, UPT, UT & INVT). The intent is to make the pins available to all owners/handlers, who have passed a NAVHDA test, to celebrate the accomplishment.   

Tent Rental Available

The Chapter tent is being repaired and cleaned and will be available for rent to chapter members in good standing for $100/ weekend.(Except the test dates May 17-18 and Sept 20-21). For non-members the tent is available for $150/weekend.  This is a real bargain for those of you planning receptions, graduation or family reunions this year. Please contact Scott for availability (607) 427-9502 or

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