Three Rivers Hunting Retriever Club

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Omar Driskill

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New Policy Regarding Training On Hunt Test Grounds

POLICY:

Training of retrievers will not be allowed on the Hunt Test Grounds of any HRC sanctioned event. The use of training aids such as, but not limited to, e-collar, cattle prod, heeling stick, quirt and metallic leads will not be allowed other than in designated areas. Hunt Test Grounds are considered the entire property unless otherwise designated by the host club.

JUSTIFICATION:

Irresponsible use of training aids on Hunt Test Grounds, whether public or private, jeopardize continued use of the property and are a poor reflection on HRC.

This policy will be in effect immediately, but on an interim basis. The intent is to protect local clubs and their property. Continuance of this policy will be at the discretion of the HRC Board of Directors at our next scheduled National Meeting.

Club Meetings

Club meetings are held the third Thursday of each month, we hold meetings from February through  October taking off the months of November through January for hunting season.  Typically we have our meetings in the NE Oklahoma area at a restaurant with private meeting areas. 

Training Days

Training days are held once a month from February through  October taking the months of November through January off for hunting season. We have access to some of the best facilities in north east OK and have some of the best trainers in our club this area has to offer. Come out and enjoy the day with us training your retriever!

Hunt Tests

We hold at least one HRC hunt test each year, sometimes two.  Each year Three Rivers host a spring hunt test and most years we hold a fall hunt test AKA The Wood Duck Wally hunt test.  Club members help run the test and it turns out to be fun family event!  Click on the link below to find out when our next hunt test is!

Club Meetings

Club meetings are held the third Thursday of each month, we hold meetings from February through  October taking off the months of November through January for hunting season.  Typically we have our meetings in the NE Oklahoma area at a restaurant with private meeting areas. 

Training Days

Training days are held once a month from February through  October taking the months of November through January off for hunting season. We have access to some of the best facilities in north east OK and have some of the best trainers in our club this area has to offer. Come out and enjoy the day with us training your retriever!

Hunt Test

We hold at least one HRC hunt test each year, sometimes two.  Each year Three Rivers host a spring hunt test and most years we hold a fall hunt test AKA The Wood Duck Wally hunt test.  Club members help run the test and it turns out to be fun family event!  Click on the link below to find out when our next hunt test is!

Goals

  • To promote the use of the hunting retriever as a conservation tool for the proper management of all of our wildlife resources
  • To educate hunters, handlers, owners and the general public through the encouragement and promotion of quality breeding, training and field testing of purebred retrievers in order to bring forth and perpetuate their natural hunting and retrieving abilities
  • To exhaust all available means of protecting and advancing the interests of hunting retrievers through education and the encouraging of sportsman-like participation in hunt tests and retriever training
  • To conduct licensed hunt tests and training hunt tests for the hunting retriever

Membership Benefits

A trained retriever is a joy to hunt with.  We have a lot of fun together and invite you to join in with us.  If you are just curious, come out and see what we are all about.  If you are looking to develop your retriever into a true conservation tool that will make you proud in the field, we’re sure you’ll be convinced that this is the place for you!  Membership in the Three Rivers Hunting Retriever Club provides you:

  • Regular club training days
  • Access to years of training experience
  • Contribution to conservation
  • Licensed hunt tests and Fun hunt tests
  • Club newsletter
  • Access to a network of great hunters and retriever owners in your area

What We Offer

Hunt Test: The Three Rivers Hunting Retriever Club will hold licensed hunt tests at least once per year. The licensed hunt tests consist of three different levels of complexity. Points are awarded and accumulated in all three categories. These points go towards the title of Hunting Retriever (HR), Hunting Retriever Champion (HRCH), and Grand Hunting Retriever Champion (GRHRCH). Dogs are NOT judged against each other but rather against a set standard of qualities that a hunting retriever should possess

Started

For young or inexperienced retrievers that might not have had the experience of a season of hunting or limited exposure to hunting and/or training. Tests consist of single marks on both land and water. The tests are designed to determine the retrievers natural marking ability and the dog is not required to be steady. Decoys, boats, duck calls, and other equipment are often used to help simulate actual hunting conditions.

Seasoned

For retrievers that have had more training than started dogs and usually have a couple of hunting seasons experience. Tests generally consist of double land and water marks, a walk-up, a diversion, and relatively short land and water blinds. At this stage, the handler is required to handle the gun and all efforts are made to simulate actual hunting conditions.

Finished

For dogs that have had more intensive training. They must accomplish the tasks required with both style and accuracy. The finished hunting retriever should be a pleasure to hunt with under any conditions. Tests for these retrievers may consist of triple marks on land and water and substantially longer blind retrieves. The dog must honor another retriever at work, and the leeway provided the finished retriever is much less than that allowed the started and seasoned retriever.

Other Benefits

In addition to licensed hunt tests the Three Rivers Hunting Retriever Club regularly puts on Club Training Days. These training days allow the handler and his dog to better train for the conditions found in hunt tests and most importantly, actual hunting situations. They also provide the retriever owners the opportunity to meet with others and exchange information and ideas about how to better train their hunting retriever. Club Fun Hunts are also held. They work just like a HRC licensed hunt test but do not offer the handler and his retriever the opportunity to obtain points towards a title. The fun hunts are great practice for HRC licensed hunt tests and provide those who have never attended a HRC licensed hunt test exposure to the real-life testing scenarios offered at such events.

What We Offer

Hunt Test: The Three Rivers Hunting Retriever Club will hold licensed hunt tests at least once per year. The licensed hunt tests consist of three different levels of complexity. Points are awarded and accumulated in all three categories. These points go towards the title of Hunting Retriever (HR), Hunting Retriever Champion (HRCH), and Grand Hunting Retriever Champion (GRHRCH). Dogs are NOT judged against each other but rather against a set standard of qualities that a hunting retriever should possess

Started

For young or inexperienced retrievers that might not have had the experience of a season of hunting or limited exposure to hunting and/or training. Tests consist of single marks on both land and water. The tests are designed to determine the retrievers natural marking ability and the dog is not required to be steady. Decoys, boats, duck calls, and other equipment are often used to help simulate actual hunting conditions.

Seasoned

For retrievers that have had more training than started dogs and usually have a couple of hunting seasons experience. Tests generally consist of double land and water marks, a walk-up, a diversion, and relatively short land and water blinds. At this stage, the handler is required to handle the gun and all efforts are made to simulate actual hunting conditions.

Finished

For dogs that have had more intensive training. They must accomplish the tasks required with both style and accuracy. The finished hunting retriever should be a pleasure to hunt with under any conditions. Tests for these retrievers may consist of triple marks on land and water and substantially longer blind retrieves. The dog must honor another retriever at work, and the leeway provided the finished retriever is much less than that allowed the started and seasoned retriever.

Other Benefits

In addition to licensed hunt tests the Three Rivers Hunting Retriever Club regularly puts on Club Training Days. These training days allow the handler and his dog to better train for the conditions found in hunt tests and most importantly, actual hunting situations. They also provide the retriever owners the opportunity to meet with others and exchange information and ideas about how to better train their hunting retriever. Club Fun Hunts are also held. They work just like a HRC licensed hunt test but do not offer the handler and his retriever the opportunity to obtain points towards a title. The fun hunts are great practice for HRC licensed hunt tests and provide those who have never attended a HRC licensed hunt test exposure to the real-life testing scenarios offered at such events.

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