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    • 10/16/2022
    • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Sugar Brook WMA, Sugar Brook Road, Plainfield, CT

    Club Training Day - Held at Sugar Brook WMA
    Sugar Brook Road, Plainfield, CT
    (Follow Sugar Brook Road to the end)

    Participants should bring one training bird per dog.

    Things to bring: a whistle, duck call, chair, hearing protection, water, sunscreen, lunch, gloves, and Bumpers if you want them thrown for your dog. Members are limited to 3 dogs. Guests/Non-Members are allowed to train at one training session. 

    Please click here review Training Day Etiquette  

    Things to bring: a two-way radio - channel 6 -  a whistle, duck call, chair, hearing protection, water for you and your dog, sunscreen, a bagged lunch, gloves, and bumpers if you want them thrown for your dog. Participants should bring at least 1 training bird per dog.

    Members are limited to 3 dogs. Guests/Non-Members are allowed to train with 1 dog at 1 training session, then are asked to join the club.

    • 10/23/2022
    • 8:00 AM
    • Sugar Brook WMA - Sugar Brook Road, Plainfield, CT
    • 19


    Sunday, October 23, 2022 Sugarbrook WMA – Plainfield, CT

    8:00 AM Handlers meeting

    8:30 AM First Teams Starts

    Entry Fee: $100 / for member team (2 gunners/ 1 dog). $110 for non-member teamIncludes shells and birds. Teams may take home the bagged birds for their dining pleasure.

    Limited to 20 teams (2 gunners/1dog) Plaques will be awarded to the top 4 teams.

    Special awards (recognition in the official results) for:

    High Scoring Female Team
    High Scoring Mixed Gender Team
    High Scoring Junior Shooter Team (<17 yrs)
    High Scoring Veteran Dog (>8 yrs)
    High Scoring Young Dog (<2 yrs)


    Dogs will be scored but not judged. Style is not a factor but dogs may not run wild and must actively hunt. Rules are designed for a fun hunt. Decisions of the scorers and PC chairperson will be final. If you have questions concerning the rules please ask the chairperson.



    A team of 2 hunters and 1 dog will enter a field in which 4 pheasants have been planted. They have 25 minutes to find and bag all birds. Points will be accumulated based on the number of birds flushed, bagged, shells remaining, and time remaining.


    Each team consists of 2 hunters (1 must be a YWHRC member) and 1 dog (must be owned by a YWHRC member-not necessarily one of the team members). Dogs may only run once during the day. Hunters, however, may be members of multiple teams. Each hunter will be given only 4 shells by YWHRC. Hunters may not share shells with their hunting partner. The dog may wear a flat collar and bell if desired. NO ELECTRONIC COLLARS or other training aids are allowed, except a traditional whistle. Hunters must wear a hunters orange hat and vest/coat and above all must be aware of gun and dog safety.

    The Field

    The field will be of reasonable size and clearly defined by flags, ropes, or natural boundaries. Dogs must be kept within the field boundaries and under control at all times. A dog may leave the field to retrieve a downed bird. Any bird flushed from outside the field boundaries will be a NO BIRD.


    Flush 10 points
    A maximum of 4 flushes may be scored during a hunt.
    Full Retrieve 10 points
    Dog must bring bird back to within one step of the hunter.
    Assisted Retrieve 5 points – If hunter has to assist in the retrieve.
    Bagged Bird 20 points
    Unfired Shells 6 points per shell

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