Mazomanie Test Grounds
Heartland Test Grounds Sign

Coming to a test is a great way to see our dogs, learn about our breeding and testing program, and determine if you would like to get a dog and become part of the action. Visitors are welcome to attend.  If you are already a member, please consider attending and volunteering too! Heartland Chapter Field Tests are held at the Mazomanie Field Test Grounds near Salk City, WI.  The Heartland Chapter normally conducts a Spring test in late April and A Fall Test in early September.

Next Scheduled Test: September 11-13 2020

Special Training Day

Thursday, September 10th, is an optional training day.  Young dogs that are not testing yet may participate in the training. Please contact test chair to reserve your space and birds.    Use the link below to download test information and a test entry form.

Start time will be 8:00 AM. On the same grounds where we hold the test at the Mazomanie Wildlife Area. Our goals are to help each handler to be prepared for the test and help each dog to perform its best. If you’ve never tested before, it’s a great opportunity to familiarize yourself with the little details like releasing your dog on a track and for your dog to practice under test-like conditions.  We want to help you with any questions and consult on areas you think your dog needs to improve.

We will have both ducks and pheasants for you to purchase. For Natural Ability dogs, we suggest ordering one pheasant or possibly two (if your dog hasn’t had much tracking experience). Intermediate dogs could use a duck and a pheasant. You must contact Test Chair, Dave Read to reserve a spot and to order your birds. He will need to know if you plan on coming to the training day and how many birds we should purchase for you.

Test Rule Booklets can be downloaded from the  Progeny Testing  Page.

Test Chair:
Dave Read
PH:(616) 836-5304

Mailing Address:
1374 Natchez
Holland, MI 49424-2665

Do you anticipate testing a dog?  please note the following:

Dogs are eligible for the Natural Ability Test from the age of 6 months up until and including the day they reach 16 months of age. Dogs over age may be entered for evaluation only. Dogs are eligible for the Intermediate Hunting Dog Test from 12 to 24 months of age. Dogs over 24 months of age may be entered under the special category of Older Hunting Dog Test and will be judged more rigorously in obedience based upon their age. Dogs over 18 months of age are eligible for the Utility Field Test. Versatile hunting dogs other than Cesky Fouseks are eligible and welcome for all tests.

Application  deadline is August 25th, but we would really appreciate it if you sent it as soon as possible. We will hold your check until the application deadline if you wish.

Download Test Entry Form

Download Test Information

Note: Also  send a copy of your dog’s up-to-date Rabies and Parvo DHP/L vaccinations and a copy of your dog’s Official Pedigree front and back.

Test Fees:

Test                 Member               Nonmember

NAT                  $60.00                           $65.00

IHDT                 $75.00                         $80.00

UFT                    $80.00                        $85.00

Make sure your annual dues are up to date.  Go here to renew membership on line.

Make Checks for Test Entries Payable to: CFNA Heartland Chapter
Send Completed TEST APPLICATION FORM,  other documents and  payment check to:

Jon Coil, Heartland Chapter Treasurer
49625 Waldo Rd NE
Kelliher, MN 56650
PH: (218) 647-8451

Testing starts at 7:30 AM each morning.  We will be looking for bird handlers and photographers for the test so if you will be willing to help please let us know. Contact Dave Read (

Lodging: Please remember to make your reservations early. At any of these motels remember:

1) Always keep your dog on a leash.

2) Make sure your dog is dry before bringing it in the room. Bring a towel from home to wipe down your dog. If for some reason you need to bathe your dog, please clean up the hair etc. in tub.

3) Do not leave your dog unattended in the room, even in a kennel.
4) Do not allow your dog to bark in the vehicle in parking lot.

Motel 6 – 90/I-94 at US 12, Exit #92 E10892 Moon Road, Baraboo, WI 53913 608-355-0700


Lunch is served at the test grounds each day. A modest fee is collected on site to cover sandwiches.  Bring your own beverages.

The customary Saturday evening banquet and chapter meeting will not be held this Fall due to COVID-19