TRAINING DAYS 2017:

3/4 HIGHLAND 

3/12 BROWNS PROPERTY         10 am

3/18 ROSE LAKE ** Volunteer needed to Run Training Day

4/1 BALD MOUNTAIN

4/22 OAK GROVE

4/23 BROWNS PROPERTY 10 am

4/30 BROWNS PROPERTY 10 am

If anyone wishes to set up addition training days, please feel free to contact Roylene Blackman to let us know the date and location to be distributed to the club.

Hunt test season starts. Also quiet time, we will need access to private property for the remainder of the summer, if you have access and want to host a training day please contact Shawn Getty

NOTE: Meeting place for Oak grove is changed to the corner of M-59 & Latson Rd.

***MEETING LOCATIONS***

BALD MOUNTAIN STATE RECREATION AREA: MEET IN THE SOUTH SIDE OF OLDE WORLD CANTERBURY VILLAGE PARKING LOT, 2369 JOSLYN COURT, LAKE ORION, MI.48360 AT 9:00AM.

OAK GROVE STATE GAME AREA: MEET AT THE CORNER OF M-59 & LATSON RD. AT 9:00AM.

LAPEER STATE GAME AREA: TAKE LAPEER ROAD(M-24) TO DALEY ROAD, DALEY ROAD TO FARNSWORTH ROAD, TURN NORTH ON TO FARNSWORTH ROAD. MEET IN STATE GAME AREA PARKING LOT ON RIGHT SIDE OF THE ROAD AT 9:00AM.

HIGHLAND STATE RECREATION AREA: TAKE HIGHLAND ROAD(M-59) TO DUCK LAKE ROAD, TURN SOUTH ON TO DUCK LAKE ROAD, DUCK LAKE ROAD TO COOLEY LAKE ROAD, TURN WEST ON TO COOLEY LAKE ROAD. MEET IN STATE RECREATION PARKING LOT WITH PAVILION ON RIGHT SIDE OF THE ROAD AT 9:00AM.

ROSE LAKE WILD LIFE AREA: TAKE I-69 TO EXIT #105(PERRY EXIT) MEET AT MCDONALDS   3077 Lansing Rd. Perry, MI. 48872IN AT 9:00AM.

BROWNS PROPERTY: 8251 Harris RD. Millington, MI. 48746

Training Group Etiquette Checklist

Published in BUILDING A RETRIEVER — Drills & More

Carol F. Cassity

Remember when working with your Training Group:

1.        Stay positive. Every dog has an off day. So does every human.

2.       Have a plan for what you would like to accomplish on the training day.

3.       In general, work 1 or 2 dogs only. This does not apply if it is the landowner.

4.       Be prepared to throw again and again for your training partners. They should be prepared to do the same for you.

5.        Offer to chip in for poppers, birds, primers, etc., if you are unable to provide your own.

6.       Be on time.

7.        Ask questions but don’t argue. Nobody will deliberately give advice that will mess your dog up. If you are not comfortable with what the lead trainer is telling you, don’t do it. It’s your dog – just don’t argue with someone who is trying to help.

8.       Don’t hog the line time. Work a couple of things and then move on.

9.       Give directions to your gunners before you run. Use landmarks if possible and have them point out angle of the throw before they throw.

10.     Know your dog and his limits. Just because your training group is doing a triple that doesn’t mean you can’t do singles. Train your dog at his level, not the groups.

11.      Be ready to throw and not run if your training buddy has an upcoming test and you don’t.

12.     Don’t get mad about poor throws. Everyone makes them and nobody does it on purpose.

13.     Do your homework. Work on recalls at home and other basics alone. Save group training time for things you can’t do by yourself.

14.     If you can’t stay and throw for everyone: don’t come. Running your dog and then leaving is the ultimate in rudeness.

15.     Pick up after yourself. Leave the training grounds cleaner than you found them

 

 

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Hello Everyone,

It comes with a heavy heart to inform you that Central Michigan HRC will continue to be a club on a single year contingency that if we do not have a change in membership involvement the club will be dissolved in 2018.

With this years meeting being the lowest turnout in quite a while (10 members), there has been a lack in effort of members to have interest in stepping up to take leadership roles in the club. With elections commencing again this year due to officers needing to step down, there was a lack in interesting for anyone to run for a position. None of us want this club to fail, however with a majority of the work falling on the same individuals over time, it is becoming difficult to keep a healthy, functioning club. 
 
With the unfortunately formalities out of the way, here is a summary of what decision commenced at the meeting. 
Election:
Randy Mccomas – President
Scott Fourne – Vice President
Shawn Getty – Treasurer
Roylene Blackman – Secretary
Training Coordinator – TBD (no volunteers)
 
Hunt Test 2017:
  • Hunt test will be run in conjunction with Michigan HRC. We are asking member from both clubs will help with both hunt tests if able.
  • Friday, May 27th Setup tennative start at 4PM
  • Sunday May 29th Central Michigan HRC Hunt Test
  • Saturday May 28th Michigan HRC Hunt Test
  • We will be using Kevin Irish’s property in Howell again this year
Saginaw Bay Waterfowl Festival:
August 5th and 6th
Plan for demos and helping run the fun hunt
 
Training Schedule for 2017:
TBD
 
Sincerely,
Central Michigan HRC Officers

Hello Everyone,

We hope everyone and their families are doing well. Another hunting season has come and gone. With the start of a new year we begin to starting thinking about training and hunt test for the upcoming year. To prepare for this season we will be holding our annual club planning meeting on Saturday February 11th at 11am. Mike and Betty Boufford are once again generous enough to offer their house for our meeting.
4191 Elevation Lane
Howell, MI 48855
Unfortunately, due to changes that have occured over the course of the past year we will be holding elections for all positions of the club. Positions available are President, vice president, treasurer, secretary and training coordinator. As of January 1st 2017 Larry has stepped down as President of the club. We would like to thank Larry and his family for their service to the club. Likewise, many of the other club’s leadership have had changes over the year resulting in a need for re-elections after 1 year. We will also planning details for this year’s upcoming field trial. We request that all members please plan to attend to help in elections and event planning. If you wish to run for a position and cannot attend the meeting please send us a personal message so we can include your name.
Lastly, with the start of the new year the annual membership dues of $25 are due. We will be collecting dues at the meeting, you can mail them to Shawn Getty (current treasurer), or new to this year we can accept paypal payments (centralmichiganhrc@gmail.com) .
Shawn Getty
1446 Commerce Pines Dr
Commerce Twp, MI 48390
We look forward to seeing you all at our annual planning meeting.
Happy Training,
Central Michigan HRC Board

Hello All,

I am writing this to inform you all that the Waterfowl festival will soon be upon us. We really could use some help to make the festival a success for the club.

The Festival is August 6 – 7th and schedule is as follows…..

Saturday, August 6th

10am – 1130am Demonstration

12pm – 1pm Fun hunt

2pm – 4pm demo and fun hunt

530pm – 6pm fun hunt

Sunday, August 7th

9am – 1030am demo & fun hunt

11am – 1230pm fun hunt

130pm – 230pm fun hunt

Please let me know asap where you can help out on which day and what times work best for you.

 

Our hunt premium is now up on the HRC website and also listed on http://www.huntsecretary.com

Please be sure to let us know where you can help out with set up day and the test itself!! Also get those entries in we are only holding one flight for finished so get those entries in !!!!!

Hello Everybody,

I hope you are all doing well. We held our annual club meeting on Jan 9th at Mike & Betty’s house. We had a pretty good turnout with good food, conversation and time to catch up.

We held our election for club officers, the only change made is that now Mike Boufford is our Vice President.

We also began talks about our annual Hunt test. It will be held on June 4th with set up day on June 3rd at the Michigan HRC grounds in Howell. We would appreciate any and all help you are willing to give on both dates to make our test a huge success!! I am including a list of hunt test duties, Please let me know where you can help out.

We also discussed the Saginaw Bay Waterfowl Festival. We are planning on doing this event again this year. It will be held August 5 – 7th. We will be doing demonstrations on the 6th & 7th. We need more help than we’ve had in the past 2 years. If you are interested in helping out please let me know what day and time frame you will be available.

I would like to personally thank each and every member of the CMHRC who do so very much to make our club as successful as it is.

Also, our test this year will be listed on huntsecretarty.com

Hunt Test Duties:

Hunt Chairman: Larry K.

Hunt Secretary: Roylene

Hunt test committee: Mike B., Randy M., Tim H.

Bird Steward:

Official Gun: Mike B.

Equipment Manager: Larry K.

Jr. Handler/ Raffle: Chris F.

Started:

Marshall: Mike B.

Program Director:

Seasoned:

Marshall:

Program Director: Chris W.

Finished:

(2) Marshalls: Josh L.

Program Director: Ann H.

 

 

 

I am so very sorry the webpage has not been updated in quite some time.

I am in the process of gathering information to get it updated as it should be and will do better at keeping it up to date.

If you have any comments or suggestions please feel free to contact me at woman_rebel_36@yahoo.com or at 810-336-5108

Thank you for your patience and understanding,

Roylene

CMHRC Secretary