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HiRollerlabs
01-09-2010, 01:08 PM
The Blackhawk Retriever Club will host two winter informals at grounds near Gilmanton/Mondovi, WI. CHECK HERE IF WEATHER IS BAD AND YOU WANT TO KNOW IF INFORMAL IS CANCELLED.

Address of grounds: South 864 County Road H Mondovi, WI

If you plan to run your dog, you should plan to throw birds and WORK! The informals do not hire workers, so please volunteer to work so everyone can enjoy the event.

Sign up at the Panther Cafe in Gilmanton, WI between 7 - 8 a.m. The Panther is in the town of Gilmanton & about 4 miles from the grounds where the informals are held. Panther has GREAT food, so please plan to have breakfast before you run the informal.

DATES:
March 20--Saturday
April 18--Sunday

Bring your training gear/collars. If there aren't enough dogs to run a stake, then there may be a training day.

DIRECTIONS--the grounds are located on County Road H about 12 miles from Mondovi and about 4 miles from Gilmanton, WI.

If you are driving from MN or IA you will have to cross the Mississippi River into WI. You can cross into WI at Winona, Wabasha, or Red Wing Minnesota, or at LaCrosse, WI.

From Wabasha, MN or Nelson, WI (Mississippi River crossing) Follow State Highway 35 south towards Alma, WI. Just north of Alma, WI, turn left on County Road 37. Follow CR 37 to County Road B (about 14.5 miles). Turn right on CR B towards Gilmanton, WI. In Gilmanton, turn right onto County Road 88/121. Follow County Road 88/121 about 3 blocks and turn left (east) on County Road 121. Follow CR 121 east to County Road H—about 4 miles. Turn left (north) on County Road H for approximately 3/4 mile. Turn right (east) on Lindse Road and go about 1/4 mile. Test headquarters is located on the right in the white tent behind the pine trees—look for signs.

FROM LaCrosse, WI. Follow HWY 53 N through Galesville to Whitehall. In Whitehall, turn left on HWY 121. Follow HWY 121 through Independence towards Gilmanton. Approx 3 miles BEFORE Gilmanton, turn right (north) onto HWY H. Turn right (east) on Lindse Road and go about 1/4 mile. Test headquarters is located on the right in the white tent behind the pine trees—look for signs.

FROM Eau Claire, WI. From Interstate 94, go South on WI Highway 37 to Mondovi. In Mondovi, go South on CR H to Lindse Rd (about 10 miles—be sure you stay on H). Turn left (east) on Lindse Road and go about 1/4 mile. Event headquarters is located on the right in the white tent behind the pine trees—look for signs.