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Duck Guy
08-06-2009, 09:03 AM
FYI on Hunt test this weekend in SD:

Welcome judges, handlers, workers and spectators to the South Dakota Hunting Dog Club's second AKC Licensed Hunt Test. PRINT THIS MESSAGE AND KEEP IT AS REFERENCE.
The Phone number to Granite Springs for rooms: 605-999-0463. Phone number for Jean - Test Secretary 605-351-3853



Important information: The MH will begin on Saturday, August 8. The premium list stated that in the event that there would be more than 60 entries in the MH stake, then the MH would begin on Friday - but we did not get more than 60 entries for the MH stake and therefore, the MH will begin on Saturday 8-8-09 at 8:00 AM


BREAKFAST SATURDAY AND SUNDAY MORNINGS: Everyone is invited to attend the judges, handlers, workers and spectators breakfast at Joe's Restaurant which is located at the Alexandria exit off of Interstate 90. It is near the Granite Springs Lodge. The breakfast will begin at 5:45 AM. Judges and workers that would like to eat breakfast need to be at Joe's Restaurant about 6:00 AM so that all judges and workers will be on the test sites no later than 7:00 AM to get the test all set up and tend to any last minute details. Handlers need to check your running order as the test will begin promptly at 8:00 AM Everyone (except judges) is responsible to pay for your own costs for your breakfast. The phone number to Joe's Restaurant is 605-239-4292.


Due to the fact that the Alexandria area has experienced an abundance of rain in the month of July, there was some damage to the approaches and some washed out dykes, etc. We had to select grounds that, while still included in the Granite Springs network, are further away from the main lodge than we had previously anticipated. The grounds and water we have selected are excellent and we know you will be happy with the location. Below please take a look at the driving instructions to the test grounds which are located approximately 10 miles EAST of the Granite Springs Lodge.


There are two test sites- they are about 3 1/2 miles apart. We will have more information after the judges have set the test. Signs will direct you.


Site #1 Headquarters Site for the Testing
From Interstate 90 take the Spencer exit (Exit # 353) This is 431st Ave

Go North 3 miles. You will see a cemetery on the West side of the road. Just North of the cemetery you will see a sign with the numbers 25347.

Turn West into that driveway and follow the drive up to the test site. For your Garmin you can enter 25347 431st Ave Spencer SD.

Parking will be designated along the sides of the driveway and signs will direct you.

FOOD (really good food) will be available all during the day at our concession stand which will be located at Site #1. We appreciate your support.

Porta-Johns will be located at both test sites.



Site #2 1/2 mile South of Interstate 90 at the Spencer exit (Exit #353) Go South on 431st Ave.
You will come to the intersection of 431st Ave and 257th St. Turn West on 257th which is the first gravel road and proceed about 1/4 mile.

You will see an old barn and a sign that says PHEASANT CREEK. Turn South into that driveway and proceed slowly to the test site parking area which will be designated with signs.