Mid-Atlantic Hunting Spaniel Club will be training once a month from April through October at the Dunnís Far Meadow Farm. Sessions will start at 8 a.m. Chukars from Chris Trace at Yellow House, Pa., will be at the farm for each session. Handlers must order chukars before the sessions and are responsible for all birds ordered. The current price for chukars is $9.
The sessions are open to all MAHSC members. If you are not a member, come to a session and join the club. Professional trainers are welcome to bring dogs they own or co-own. Professional trainers may not bring dogs owned by clients who are not MAHSC club members. As Mary Lou Dunn said, these training sessions are for members helping members.
Handlers may bring pigeons to the sessions but may not bring game birds such as pheasant that require bands or chukars.
The next session is May 11 Handlers must order birds by May 7 for this session. Just tell Bill Lowe how many chukars you want. Birds must be ordered by April 3 because they will be retrieved April 4. Iíll acknowledge your bird orders the evening of April 3.
MAHSC will provide gun team members to support your training. A marshal will keep track of the running order to keep the training moving. Peer-to-peer training help will be available on request. We will work in the fields if the cover is good or in the woods until it becomes too thick. The pond at Far Meadow is one of the best water holes around for teaching marked and blind water retrieves.
These sessions will be BYO with respects to food and drink. Bring a chair for your comfort.
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Welcome!The M-AHSC is an organization of upland bird and waterfowl hunters, gun dog breeders, bench and obedience enthusiasts, and field trialers dedicated to the proper and ethical training, handling, and breeding of flushing spaniels. Our charter is to preserve the hunting heritage of the flushing spaniel breeds and to foster sportsmanship and ethics when hunting as well as when in competition. We also promote and stress the proper training of spaniels as competent hunting companions and game conservators.
The M-AHSC is open to the owners of all flushing spaniel breeds. Our membership domain covers the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States from Virginia to the New England states, and from Ohio to the Atlantic coast. The majority of the M-AHSC activities are held in the centrally-located Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Maryland tri-state area.
Throughout the year, the M-AHSC conducts several activities such as
As a club, we are very active in the AKC spaniel Hunt test program, typically conducting two tests in the November/December time frame. The Spaniel Hunting Tests are a non-competitive evaluation of the dogs in actual hunting situations in order to determine their suitability and ability as hunting companions. There are three levels of testing: Junior, Senior and Master, each with increased levels of testing requirements. Participation in the program allows the dogs to obtain official AKC field titles (Junior Hunter, Senior Hunter, and Master Hunter).
Our annual Water Trial, held in June, provides ideal seasonal relief for our canine companions as well as a keeping the dogs tuned up for the coming hunting seasons. The Water Trail is a competitive fun trial with awards for the dogs that are placed. This trial consists of marked water retrieves, with separate stakes for puppies and gun dogs (all single retrieves) and an open all age stake for advanced dogs (single and double retrieves).
Our annual Grouse Hunt Trial is run on chukar partridge planted in wooded cover to simulate ruffed grouse hunting. Conducted in February, this event offers a different venue at a time when we are all suffering from cabin fever. The Grouse Hunt Trial is a competitive fun trial with awards for the dogs that are placed. This trial consists of separate stakes for puppies, gun dogs , and an open all age stake for advanced dogs.
At our training sessions you will have an opportunity to work your dogs on live birds and share training and handling techniques with other spaniel enthusiasts. You may also learn the roles of various workers needed to conduct a successful Spaniel Hunt test of Field Trial.