RSVP for Blackwater Creek Ranch

NAVHDA Family Weekend at Blackwater Creek Ranch JUNE 23-24, 2018 The Blackwater Creek Ranch is a beautiful 1180 acre ranch surrounded by the natural beauty of Old Florida.  NAVHDA members are invited to bring their families and dogs for an incredible experience they won’t forget. Activities & Adventure Catch & Release Fishing Zip Lines Floating…

RSVP for Blackwater Creek Ranch

NAVHDA Family Weekend at Blackwater Creek Ranch JUNE 23-24, 2018 The Blackwater Creek Ranch is a beautiful 1180 acre ranch surrounded by the natural beauty of Old Florida.  NAVHDA members are invited to bring their families and dogs for an incredible experience they won’t forget. Activities & Adventure Catch & Release Fishing Zip Lines Floating…

Mock Test Training this weekend

To All FPC Members and Guests: Hopefully each handler has put forth effort towards yard work and obedience in the absence of field work over the last month. The training days will continue to be structured with 3 groups: 1) puppies to 16 months 2)UPT/UT water 3)UPT/UT field. Within each group depending on the size…

December Newsletter

TO ALL FPC MEMBERS December Training Re-cap: Although weather certainly wasn’t the best on Saturday; Sunday was a perfect day to be training our pups. Some of our winter guests have started to arrive: Welcome back Mr. & Mrs. Jim Scheffner, Joe Wadleigh, Mr. & Mrs. Ron Cass. We have a nice variety of puppies…

Updated December 9th Snake Clinic and 10th Training

December 9th Snake Clinic / Dec 10th Training Welcome to Florida Palmetto NAVHDA  snake avoidance clinic and training. TO ALL HANDLERS – it is important to arrive 45 minutes early to air out your dog prior to entering the field for snake avoidance. A clean out pen will be provided (we are attempting to avoid…

Training this weekend

Dear Members, Just a reminder there will be training this weekend Sept 23-24th,  the weather is forecast to be in the low 70’s in the a.m, and we have a fresh shipment of Birds.  Perfect conditions to get out and Train.  We hope to see you this weekend.   Sincerely The Board of Palmetto NAVHDA…

Transition from Hunting with Labs

German Wirehaired Pointer I am a lifelong waterfowl and upland bird hunter. Starting in high school and continuing on to college, I hunted without a dog. Slowly walking through the woods, hoping to flush a grouse or woodcock or working fence lines looking for a cock pheasant, I enjoyed my time in the outdoors. The…

The Suburban Utility Dog

When you think of a bird dog your mind will generally take you on a walk in vast fields of our beloved bread basket or in long leaf pines of Northern Georgia. As well it should as those are the quintessential hunting destinations. Some of the greatest bird dogs a person has ever hunted behind…

Hunting

Having been a hunter in my youth in Tennessee and, more recently, on Blackwater Creek Ranch in Vero Beach, FL where I’m a shareholder, hunting with dogs was always interesting to me. At Blackwater, we start hunting both pen-raised and wild quail towards the end of October, and our season runs through early March. We…