Field Day May 4, 2019

MSDA’s Annual Field Day — a full day of fun, bird dog training for all levels, and some very good food — will be Saturday, May 4th at Rebel Ridge Farms in Elkton, MD.

The day will follow the same general format as in previous years (though we continue to make improvements). There will be training groups for flushing, pointing, and retrieving breeds, and we may expand to include more beginner and other educational activities as well.

New this year: come to Field Day and leave with an actual AKC title! Okay, not a “Junior Hunter”, but we will be offering CGC (Canine Good Citizen) testing. More information soon.

Detailed planning for Field Day is happening during January and February. If you are interested in helping with planning or would like to volunteer on the day of the event, please contact one of the committee members listed below. Trainers, gunners, and committee members receive free admission and birds for their own dogs’ field work, as well as access to the fields outside of general training hours. Handler fees may be waived for other volunteers. Details will be posted here as they become available, and online registration will open by March 1st.

Pamela DeSmidt (event coordinator)
Sally Eck (pointing breeds)
Steve Roth (flushing breeds)
Gary Seibel (retrieving breeds)

Volunteers especially needed for:
• Trainers (beginning through advanced levels)
• Gunners
• Birds & logistics*
• Educational mini-seminars or other presentations
• Potluck lunch setup & cleanup

*Committee member position. This is mostly about arranging to buy birds (we have reliable suppliers for chukars, pigeons, and quail; ducks are always a challenge) and arranging to get them  to the site and distributed among the training groups early in the morning on Field Day. May involve help with other training equipment as well.