2014 Invitational Test Information

The North American Versatile Hunting Dog Association is proud to sponsor the 2014 Invitational at Brownell's Big Springs Hunting and Shooting Complex in Searsboro, Iowa September 11-14.

The test will be held Thursday, September 11th through Sunday, September 14th, 2014. If inclement weather interferes with an assigned test day a make-up day may be added on Monday September 15th, 2014.

The test will be held at Brownell’s Hunting and Shooting Complex near Searsboro, Iowa. 
For directions to the grounds click here: 

Entry Fee
The test entry is $375, payable to NAVHDA in US Funds. 
Entry will close midnight 5/1/14 and must be submitted on an official Test Entry Form

Entries can be submitted with a credit card via facsimile to NAVHDA’s Central Office at 847-255-5987 or email to mbondi@navhda.org

Or entries can be mailed to:
NAVHDA—Invitational Entry
P.O. Box 520
Arlington Heights, IL 60006 

Entry Deadline
Entries can be sent beginning January 1, 2014 and will close at midnight, May 1, 2014. Entries received after May 1, must have been postmarked by or before May 1, 2014. Be sure to indicate which day you wish to run. Days will be assigned in the order entries are received.

Females in Season
All females in season will run on Sunday. In order to allow the test to proceed expeditiously, handlers who wish to run more than one dog on Sunday will only be allowed to run female dogs. Handlers running only one dog may run a male dog on Sunday. 

Test Sites
The following photos are examples of what test locations may look like: Photos will be posted as they are available

Exercise Area and Available Training Birds
No participating dog is allowed to train on the grounds after May 1, 2014 through the completion of the test. Invitational entered handlers and their dogs may participate in other sanctioned testing events at the Brownell’s Hunting and Shooting Complex during that timeframe. There will be a designated training area available. To order training birds "click here". All orders must be submitted by September 1st.

Daily Activities
Handlers must be checked in on the grounds by 6:30 a.m. Opening ceremonies will begin promptly at 7:00 a.m. Each handler and dog will rotate to the different testing sites throughout the day. 

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