COST: Our Membership is $25/year for an individual or family and there is a volunteer requirement of 8 hrs/2 years preferably at the hunt test.
TRAINING: Our club usually has 4 training events during which the setup is tailored to your dog's ability or needs. Each of the 2 setups normally has 3 ducks (thrown as singles, doubles or a triple) and 1 blind for the mid or higher level dogs. Puppies are welcome to events for the atmosphere. AND there's more.... LUNCH!
Members are welcome to take used birds at the end of a session and/or order fresh birds to take with them for training (dead or alive). We get our birds from Foggy Ridge Gamebirds
HRC HUNT TEST: Our club hosts a sanctioned HRC Hunt Test every year. This occurs over a 2-day period and has stakes for started, seasoned and finished dogs.
PHEASANT SHOOT: There is a pheasant shoot in November where each team is given 3 or 4 pheasants and a field to work in. It is up to the handlers how to set-up the birds.
BANQUET: Every year we have a banquet to honor those volunteers that keep the club going. Everyone is invited and there is always an interesting speaker.
NEWSLETTER: Quarterly Ken Morey puts out an excellent newsletter with pictures and training tips. This is mailed to your house.
MEMBERS ONLY PAGE: As a member you will have access to the members only webpage which gives links to our membership list - to find someone to train with, club bylaws, secretary minutes and treasurer's reports.
ON-LINE MEETINGS: Every month we have an on-line members meeting which you can attend from your computer or audio only from your phone. This has been very popular.
FULLY INSURED: Our club has insurance for all scheduled events and is our major expense.
HELDCA: Our club is one of the founding members of the Hopkinton Everett Dog Club Association which allows us to schedule private events at Sharp's Farm and the Dam area several times per year. This is a great resource for us.