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Individual Bird Dog Training Clinic to be Offered by the Ruffed Grouse Society in NC PA on May 18th



The. Ruffed Grouse Society (RGS) Upland Bird Hunt Chapter is proud to announce they will offer an individual, one-on-one, bird dog training clinic on Saturday, May 18, at the Rolfe Beagle Club in Johnsonburg, Pa. This training clinic is for new bird dog handlers or experienced bird dog handlers that want additional help with training their dog. This training is an extension of the Upland Bird Hunt Chapter’s popular Future Hunter and Handlers’ Clinic. “We call this the Train the Trainer Clinic,” said Tom McPherson.


Only eight (8) dogs will be accepted into the clinic. All dogs must be of a pointing breed. You must register your dog in advance so the proper training materials will be available at the Rolfe Beagle Club.


Registered dogs must be 8 months old as of mid-May, 2024. Registration will be accepted via mail at the Rolfe Beagle Club, 1016 Long Level Road, Johnsonburg, Pa., 15845. Registration must include your name, address, email, breed of dog and dog’s name, and any training needs you may want to work on. Questions may be addressed to Tommy Launer at tslauner@gmail.com. You can sign up for the 7:00 a.m. or the 10:00 a.m. start time.


The format for the training includes an initial evaluation by the trainer of your dog on live birds, and then training will be geared to what is perceived to be your dog’s needs, or a special request by the handler. If you desire to shoot birds over your dog for retrieve training, you must provide your own gun and shells limited to #7 or smaller shot.

The Rolfe Beagle Club has the following training tools: bird bands, whoa table, pigeons, quail, frozen rabbits for furred game drags, bumpers, two wetlands for water retrieves, duck socks, foot release launchers, electronic launchers, and bird tape. Waterfowl can be requested for an additional fee.


Lunch will be provided by the Rolfe Beagle Club.


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