• Rod, Gun Club hunting dog competition set

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  • Fort Leavenworth Rod and Gun Club
    The Fort Leavenworth Rod and Gun Club’s Spring Hunting Dog Competition is March 3.
    Barring spring flooding, the competition will be conducted between Sherman Army Airfield and the Missouri River on Fort Leavenworth in Area F. The competition’s focus is on a safe experience and dog training on game farm birds under live fire field hunting conditions.
    It is a safe and fun event; it is a great way for hunters and their “canine athletes” to complete the 2017-2018 hunting season.
    A team consists of one dog (pointing or flushing), two hunters and 12 shotgun shells. At least three pheasants will be in the field for each team. Each team has 30 minutes in its designated field to work the dog. Each dog that appropriately points or flushes a pheasant will be awarded the Rod and Gun Club’s “Qualified Gun Dog” rosette. Trophies and other prizes are awarded for the top qualifying teams in the pointing and flushing dog categories. The event is open to active-duty and retired service members, federal employees, their family members, Rod and Gun Club members and invited guests.
    Entry fees are $60 for club members and $70 for non-members. Entries are due by Feb. 15 with the running order announced by e-mail on or about 23. Anyone who wants to see hunting dogs work in the field are invited to check in with the competition’s command post and observe from the dike road. For more information, call 684-3490/7620.
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