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


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.