Welcome to Wisconsin River Chapter of NAVHDA!
Hello WRC members,
The Executive Committee is planning to hold monthly meetings the 4th Thursday of each month at 7pm. The idea is to hold them in a "round-robin" fashion alternating between locations near each Committee member. We want these meetings to be open to the general membership as well, so come out and have a beer and burger and discuss activities of the WRC. I will announce the locations and date for each month's meeting.
Our training and testing calendar has been updated on the website. Our training days are: March 28 Sat., April 12 Sun., May 10 Sun., June 7 Sun., July 11 Sat., August 2 Sun.
Our Spring Test is May 16-17. Get your entries in soon to Anne Zeches, we already have several NA/UT dogs signed up.
If you have any questions about your training, etc. don't hesitate to get in touch with me.
Looking forward to seeing you all and beginning our outdoor training next month.
What is Wisconsin River Chapter - NAVHDA?
Welcome to the Wisconsin River NAVHDA Chapter website! We are centered in Dane County and serve primarily the south central Wisconsin area. Our membership has a mix of experienced and novice handlers who love working together to share their knowledge and experience in the development of our versatile hunting dogs. Some members are passionate hunters and trainers who are striving for a NAVHDA prize, while others are simply interested in improving their dog’s hunting skills at our monthly training days. Whatever your interest or level of experience, we will help you achieve the best for you and your dog.
WRC has a cooperative spirit that encourages all members to actively participate in the Chapter activities. We encourage members to volunteer for various tasks, from coordinating a lunch at a training day to working at one of the test events sponsored by our Chapter.
All handlers benefit from attending chapter activities. These include training days, handler clinics, training seminars, apprentice judge training, spring and fall tests,
e-collar and equipment training, mock tests, and veterinary health advice.
We are versatile pointing gun dog enthusiasts with a passion for enjoying our well trained dogs. We have joined together for training and testing to improve our dogs, to enhance our dog handling abilities, and ultimately improve the versatile breeds.
Ok! But what do I get as a member of WRC?
As a member of WRC you will find new friends dedicated to helping you train your dog to be a pointing and retrieving hunting companion. Our members will provide a buddy system for training, providing the necessary support while you learn to train. You will be ensured access to grounds and birds for training, and a gun dog test to measure your dog's stock as a versatile gun dog. You will have access to this website and chapter emails and meetings to inform and educate you about NAVHDA and WRC activities. NAVDHA International has additional support that you can check out at www.navhda.org.
How do I join WRC and NAVHDA?
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Wisconsin River Chapter North American Versatile Hunting Dog Association
One of the Mazo training fields
photos by Connie Roewer
Another Mazo training field and pond used by WRC
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Mazomanie Unit Dog Training Grounds,
nearby motels & campgrounds
Entrance to the Mazomanie Unit Dog Training Area where WRC trains
One of the training fields
Plenty of cover
Nice training conditions
Owned by Jacob Zeuske