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: Bear Branch Invitational

Keith Farmer
01-19-2009, 11:18 AM
The 2009 Invitational will be held February 6, 7, & 8, 2009.

Check the web site for details: (

We are including this year a junior and senior competition for younger dogs to be held on Saturday. We will pick one winner from each division and award a nice prize for each winner (hopefully a Tri-Tronics training collar).

The tests will be more difficult than normal hunt test type setups but will remain achievable for the field of dogs entered. Entry can be made day-of for these stakes. Anyone in the local area with a young pup come on out for the fun and festivities! Entry fee is 50.00 for either stake and birds will be used on land and water.

01-19-2009, 11:59 AM
whats the deadline for entries?

Keith Farmer
01-19-2009, 12:23 PM
We do not have a specified cutoff date. We would prefer to have entries in-hand prior to the start of the event so proper numbers of birds and food can be secured. However, we will accept day-of entires if we are short of the 40 dog max.


Mike Kennedy
01-21-2009, 04:42 PM
What's the status of the sponsors? I may have someone interested.

Keith Farmer
01-21-2009, 07:15 PM
We are accepting sponsorship for dinner Saturday as well as vendor sponsors. A few notable sponsors on board to date are:

Flint River Retrievers and Supplies-

Jeff will be on site with his equipment trailer full of dog stuff!

Tri Tronics-

Hi Tek rations Dog food-

We are working with some others. Check the web site for a sponsor list. Let me know if your contact comes through.


Brian Skibicki
02-06-2009, 12:17 PM
Any results yet from the first day / series of the Bear Branch Invitational?

02-06-2009, 12:51 PM
They are getting ready to run the second series. So far no casualties but have no idea on the scoring.
Mark L.

Hidden Valley
02-08-2009, 10:23 PM
according to their website, 21 dogs entered as of about a week ago

02-09-2009, 07:13 PM
Does anyone have any results? I checked the website, but no results were posted.