Over the past several years, we have been holding our field tests in late March at Niagara Springs Wildlife Management Area near Jerome, ID. Typically, we test between 5 and 15 dogs, split between Natural Ability and Intermediate Hunting dogs. It is a treat when we have an occasional Utility Dog. We do not hold a Fall test in our area due to extreme dryness and lack of water appropriate to our testing needs. Some of the Montana members have explored potential places to hold a Fall test in Montana, but we have been unable to find accessible land with all the right ingredients, especially pond or sloughs with enough water to conduct a duck track.
Niagara Springs Wildlife Management Area, Wendell, Idaho
Next Scheduled Test:
Training day on Thursday, March 26, 2020
Club Seminar on Friday, March 27, 2020
The Seminar will be held on Friday, March 27 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Robert Milner, author of Absolutely Positively Gun Dog Training will be the speaker. He will be condensing his two-day seminar into a 1-day program for our club. Attendees will learn valuable techniques for cooperative training to develop your dog into a skilled hunter and family companion.
There will be a 1-hour lunch break with a catered lunch (taco bar) available at that time. The cost of the seminar with lunch is $25.00. This fee needs to be prepaid as a reservation for your attendance at the seminar and lunch. Use included Rocky Mountain payment form.
Test on Saturday & Sunday, March 28 & 29, 2020
Location: Jerome, ID
Test Chair John McDunn
Testing starts at: 8:00 a.m. Sharp
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 severely 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. Test rulebooks are available on line at: https://ceskyfousekna.org/progeny-testing/
Application deadline: FEBRUARY 28, 2020
Information packet contains Introduction letter, Test information, direction to test grounds and map.
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. IHDT entries should also complete the Cornell University DNA study questionnaires. Contact the Test Chair for details.
Field Test Chairman
3380 Rottweiler Ct.
Helena, MT 59602
NATURAL ABILITY INTERMEDIATE UTILITY FIELD TEST
$50.00 Entry Fee* $60.00 Entry Fee* $70.00 Entry Fee*
* If you are not a member of the BWPGCA an additional fee of $10.00 will be charged.
PLEASE indicate on entry form which day you wish to run your dog: Sat. or Sun. Space will be assigned on a first come first served basis. Early entries would help us tremendously. Please send ASAP.
Make checks payable to: RMGC. Send completed entry forms and checks to:
Tawna Skinner (RMGC sec/treas.)
5 Dutton Lane
Salmon ID 83467
Phone: (208) 756-4658
Comfort Inn & Suites Jerome – Twin Falls
379 Crossroads Point Blvd, Jerome, ID 83338 US
This year we will be lodging again at the Comfort Inn, 379 Crossroads Point Boulevard, Jerome/Twin Falls, ID 83338. (208) 644-1200.
Dates are Thursday March 26 to Saturday March 28. 30 rooms have been reserved for us and people need to call the front desk not the reservation line and say they are with the Cesky Fousek club.
Room rate is $87.00 plus tax per night. Phone # is 208-644-1200
Group cut-off is February 25, 2020. All unreserved rooms will be released at midnight on the 25th. Reservations must made prior to the cut-off date & time!
Sawtooth Inn Best Western
2653 S Lincoln Ave, Jerome, ID 83338 (next to McDonald’s)
Jerome, ID 83338
Phone: (208) 324-9200
(Take Interstate Exit 168)
Crest Motel For overflow.Also next to McDonald’s 208-324-2670
Meals on test days lunch will be available for purchase at the test site.
PLEASE REMEMBER-Cars kill dogs. Keep your dog on a leash at all times when in the vicinity of a road or driveway. Do not rely on a well-trained dog.
PLEASE NOTE-CFNA & Chapter clubs are not responsible for injuries to persons or dogs at the test site. Field and water conditions may contain hidden objects that could cause injury as in any hunting activity.
There is a Vet on call in case of emergency. Name and contact information will be available at the test.