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PLEASE NOTE- June/July Training Days - SUNDAY June 23, 2019, SATURDAY July 20, 2019

Please note that there are several typographical errors on the Training Days page. The correct day and date for the June training day is SUNDAY June 23, 2019. The day will start at 9:00 am at the field site: Long Pond State Forest. The correct day and date for the July training day is SATURDAY July 20, 2019 8:00 am also at Long Pond with family picnic at noon a Greene Rod & Gun. Hope to see you all there!

Website Remodel Update

The update of our website is nearly complete! You will find current information in all categories under "OUR NAVHDA CHAPTER". Please go there for information on training and testing days and our current officers. Start adding your photos to the 2019 folder in "PHOTO GALLERIES". Have topics for discussion or something to sell add them to the "DISCUSSION FORUM". Just keep it civil and respectful. Visit and support our sponsors on the "NAVHDA SPONSORS" page. Coming soon, information and updates to the NEWSLETTERS. Don't forget to check out and like us on our FACEBOOK page.

Training Date Cancelled


There is more than a foot of snow covering the fields at Long Pond State Forest. In addition, the condition of the access road precludes us from conducting training.

Training day scheduled for 3-26-2017

The Southern Tier of NAVHDA March training day scheduled for 3-26-2017 is still in effect. Please note that the extended forecast strongly suggest that the recent snow accumulation should be mostly gone by the training day but there is no guarantee. Please plan appropriately for not ideal conditions. We expect that the introduction portion such as Welcome to NAVHDA, table work, and healing will have no issues. Though the field may still have snow accumulation, field work should still be an option for anyone wishing to do so. Please keep in mind the cover will be mostly laid down due to the recent snow fall and water pools will most likely be present . We are sure we will be able to provide Puppy introduction to Pigeons (Pointing) onsite also. Water for puppy training will most likely not be available. For new members please keep in mind that the first training day is a great way to socialize your dog or puppy and to get a full presentation as to what NAVHDA is all about and what to expect from NAVHDA. We hope to see everyone at the Training Day.

Chapter Business Meeting

The chapter will hold a business meeting at the Whitney Point Sportsman's Club on January 21st, 2017 @1pm. The agenda for the meeting currently includes a number of topics that have both short and long term impacts. Please plan to attend so your input can be hear

    - National Annual Meeting January 27-29, 2017
    - Sportsman's Show In Spencer, NY February 4-5, 2017
    - Candidates for Chapter Officers February 25, 2017
    - Organized approach to nomination/succession of Officers
    - Creation of officer job descriptions/responsibilities
    - Bylaws ( Y or N, and if yes, what)
    - Spring Test ( Y or N)
    - Test Coordinator
    - Bird pen relocation
    - Clinic or Seminar for 2017
    - Facebook site
    - Greene Rod & Gun Club

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