The Spoon River Chapter of NAVHDA serves central and southern Illinois. We are a relatively newer club, with a variety of ages in our membership. We have a very energetic, active membership that is always willing to lend a helping hand. Our main goal during training days is to teach handlers how to train and handle a versatile hunting dog. We have many knowledgeable members on hand and try to keep the group informed between training and meeting days by e-mailing, phone calls, or blogging on our site, and also get together between scheduled training days.
Our chapter offers so many things for the hunting dog enthusiast. $35 a year gets you access to excellent private training grounds, a variety of game birds, top notch training equipment, excellent experienced advice, paid guiding opportunities, volunteer hunting and outdoor show events, discounts on hunting dog equipment, and a chance to meet new hunting friends. We work directly with multiple hunting clubs, NWTF Wheelin' Sportsmen, and IDNR. We are a fully functioning 501c3 charity because of our volunteering in the hunting education and guiding community. The Spoon River Chapter is a family oriented club. Please feel free to always involve your spouse and children in training or testing sessions. What a great way to start a family activity, and meet a lot of new friends.
If you are not a member of Spoon River NAVHDA yet, and would like to become one, please go to our NAVHDA Forms link, click on membership form, fill out and return with fees.