Hello NDRC members:

It has been a busy summer at NDRC!

Just want to give you an update on all the club happenings—-

The MN DNR R3 Hunter and Retriever Outreach program started August 6th and is going very well! There are 16 participants who are enthusiastic about learning and are a pleasure to work with. Thank you to Clark Emery for facilitating the dog training part of this program and to Doug Wambach for assisting him.  Thank to Mark VanBeek and Doug and Mary Martin for all their help with this program also.

In addition to the sixteen people enrolled in the R3 program, an additional 25+ people expressed interest in the program. Thus we decided to offer these people a training opportunity on Monday nights in a five week class. Thank you to Ronnie Lee who graciously volunteered to be the instructor for this class. We have about 10 people participating each week. Thanks to Kris Altenbernd and Doug Martin for helping with this class. It is great to see the progress of all of these dogs and their owners.

The midweek hunt test and August field trial were a success. Thank you to Chad Gullikson and Chris Davies for chairing the 90 dog Master and to Bob Louiseau, Daren Galloway, and Doug Wambach for all their work on the field trial.

The September hunt test  will be this coming weekend September 6, 7, and 8.
Any help would be greatly appreciated. If you are able to help, please contact Scott Schrock at 701-893-8999.

In addition, at the hunt test on Saturday morning at 8:15 am, Scott Schrock will be giving a presentation on the basics of the Junior hunt test. If you want to know more about doing a junior hunt test, this will be a great learning opportunity.

Finally, It’s time to get ready for hunting season!!

On Sunday September 15th NDRC will be hosting a hunting situation training at 1pm followed by a family picnic at 4 pm.  Everyone is welcome, member or not!

The training day will consist of layout blinds, dog stands, decoys, multiple dogs, single dogs, multiple marks, single marks, blinds, you name it-as close to real duck hunting as you can get out of season.

The picnic will start at 4pm and is for the whole family. There will be a cookout and beverages. Come and hang out with other retriever enthusiasts!
Please RSVP to Roger Moltzan at  rogermoltzan@gmail.com or text to 218-841-6268

Thanks!

Roger Moltzan, NDRC President

Learn to Hunt & Teach a Dog to Retrieve!

Hunter & Retriever Training Outreach Course

Don’t have a dog? We’ll provide one for you.

Learn how to hunt, teach a dog basic obedience and retrieving skills, be introduced to birds, gunfire, water and retrieving, learn basic firearm safety, shoot trap, participate in a simulated duck hunt, participate in a mentored pheasant hunt, clean game birds and, enjoy a “game bird” dinner!

All for only $50 per person

This nine-week course begins Tuesday, August 6th at 6:00pm
at the North Dakota Retriever Club training grounds  (8335 Highway 10, Glyndon MN, 56547)

See full agenda and training schedule below.

For more info or to sign up contact:
Doug Martin 612-991-6230 or dougmartinmn@gmail.com or
Roger Moltzan at 218-841-6268 or rogermoltzan@gmail.com

– Course Agenda & Schedule –

Tuesday, August 6, 2019 – Intro to hunting in Minnesota, Developing Retrieving Instinct, “The Walk”, Retriever Training equipment, self-paced Retriever Training DVDs and book.

Tuesday, August 13, 2019 – Building Retrieving desire and introduction to gunfire

Tuesday, August 20, 2019 – Building Retrieving desire, Retriever intro to game birds, water and variety of field cover

Tuesday, August 27, 2019 – Basic Obedience, intro to land and water decoys, single retrieves on land and water

Tuesday, September 3, 2019 – Firearm Safety, Shotgun Basics and shooting trap

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 – Individualized, mentored coaching for specific hunter and/or dog issues

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 – Retrieving on land and water, Where and how to hunt waterfowl and upland birds.

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 – Participants use dogs to retrieve ducks in a simulated duck hunt.  Participants handle, clean and cook game for a duck & pheasant “Game” dinner

Saturday, October 5, 2019 – Pheasant hunt at game farm – hunters use their own trained dogs or mentor dogs to hunt and retrieve downed birds.  Hunters handle, clean and package pheasant meat for storage.

Many thanks to the following sponsors:

Dakota East Pheasants Forever Chapter

Scheels

Perham Sportsman’s Club

Glyndon Rod & Gun Club

Welcome to the North Dakota Retriever Club

2019 Events

Red River Valley Sportsmans Show: February 28 – March 3, 2019 at the Fargodome (volunteers needed for the NDRC booth call 218-850-9000 if you can help)

AKC Hunt Test Judges Seminars March 9, 2019  hosted by the Nebraska Dog and Hunt Club, Omaha NE; March 30, 2019 Hinckley Retriever Club, Hinckley, MN; April 13, 2019 Blackhawk Retriever Club, Mondovi, WI.   Registration for all seminars is via Entry Express. Judges seminars are open to those wanting to learn about AKC hunt tests, persons interested in becoming an AKC hunt test judge and current judges needing a seminar or desiring to update their skills.

NDRC Annual Meeting: The 2019 Annual Meeting and Awards Presentation was held January 12, 2019 at the Depot in Dilworth MN. The Annual Meeting is open to current members and anyone desiring to join NDRC. Everyone is encouraged to attend. Members will be notified of date and time for the 2020 Annual Meeting via e-mail.

Getting Started with Your Retriever:  Two classes on Training Your Retriever will be offered on the NDRC grounds this spring starting in May.   More information about the two classes is on this Flyer.

Cleanup 1/2 day:  Members are asked to help with maintenance and minor repairs needed to keep the grounds and facilities in good shape. The Club will furnish a cold beverage and burger or hot dog following the work session. “Many hands makes light the work”. Members will be notified via e-mail of the dates for Cleanup.

May 1, 2019: Training Night begins.
Group training nights are held Wednesdays at 6PM throughout the summer on the Main Grounds (weather permitting).  For more information go to the Training Grounds page.

June 7 – 9:  Spring Field Trial

July 12 – 14:  Summer Hunt Test

August 23 – 25:  Fall Field Trial

September 6 – 8:  Fall Hunt Test

For more details see our Upcoming Events page.