Upland Hunt Test
LAND OF LAKES HRC, INC.
February 17, 2013
UPLAND HUNT (2)
LOC: Rocky Bay Hunt Club
57875 Lily Avenue
Pine City, MN 55063
Hunt Chairperson: Pat Gysbers
1825 Lakewood Dr.
Maplewood, MN 55109
Hunt Secretary: Mitch Lebard
6333 Coyote Trail
Lino Lakes, MN 55614
Was thinking about going to this in February, will be a first for me. I entered and passed two "seasoned" events at LOL last Sept. Can I enter my dog in both upland hunts in the same day? Thanks.
Absolutely, yes you can. If you have never ran an Upland test read the rule book to find out what is required for an Upland dog. Also, if you belong to a club in your area goto their Upland training days. If you have any further questions please feel free and ask me. Thanks and hope to see you at our test. Do you belong to a club? Where do you live?
I live in Byron (SE MN). No HRC clubs around here, I do belong to training club though. I had a great time at the Land of Lakes test and definitely will continue with those as well as the AKC tests. I have read the rule book concerning the Upland Hunt tests and watched a few you tube videos. I guess I'll learn the most when I show up for the test!
Do dogs need to be UKC registered to run in this event?
Jeff- I'm glad to hear you had a good time at our test this past fall. We did have several handlers that this was their first time ever running a dog and said the same thing. Guess that's why we really enjoy running tests, because they are fun, regardless if a ribbon is brought home or not (obviously the ribbon would be better). I just checked and Land of Lakes is the closest HRC club to you. I know it's about a 2 1/2 drive for you but you should come to one of our upland training days at Rocky Bay and work your dog. We start the training season on Saturday, December 29th, then every Saturday after that until our test. For more details visit the clubs website, click on calendar, then click on the training day.
Travis- No, a dog does not need to be registered with the UKC in order to run the Upland or Regular hunt tests. However, a person then has 60 days after passing the test to become UKC registered to have their Championship points applied to the dogs record. Also, in addition to the entry fee there is a small fee for NON-UKC registered dogs and another fee if the dogs owner is a NON-HRC member.
Thanks for the info, Jeff.
Looks like I need to look into getting my pooches UKC registered! Interested in running some HRC events in the future.
Not a problem Travis. Do you currently belong to an HRC club? If not, the two closest to you is Land of Lakes and Marsh & Meadows.
I might have to join you on one or more of those weekends. Would I have to join the club to attend the training day(s)? Are they basically mock tests? I checked your website a saw there were bird fees.
Thanks for the info.