• Rod & Gun Club plans spring dog competition

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  • Fort Leavenworth Rod and Gun Club
    The Fort Leavenworth Rod and Gun Club’s Spring Hunting Dog Competition is Feb. 23.
    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 finalize their 2019 training plans.
    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 their 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. 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 and invited guests.
    Entry fees are $60 for Rod and Gun Club members and $70 for non-members. Entries are due by Feb. 13. Anyone who wants to watch hunting dogs work in the field is invited to check in with the competition’s command post between 7:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. and observe from the dike road. For more information, call 684-4478/7620.
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