The Spoon River Chapter of NAVHDA serves central Illinois. We are a relatively smaller 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. $40 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 pay for your dues using our PayPal link.