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Competitions & Schedule

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Open: any dog, any handler Amateur: dog must meet BHU amateur qualifications and dog cannot be a champion in any recognized trial circuit. Ladies: may run any dog. Youth: Must be under the age of 17 as of January 1 of current Trial season, any dogs can compete. Fun Open Doubles: Any combination of handlers and dogs (pointing or flushing) may be used. Flushing rules will be used.

Competition Schedule:

Field Trial Events Pointing Flushing
Open Saturday 7:30 a.m. Sunday 7:30 a.m.
Amateur Saturday 7:30 a.m. Sunday 7:30 a.m.
Ladies (Pointing and Flushing) Saturday following Youth Divisions
Youth (Pointing and Flushing) Saturday 7:30 a.m.
Fun Open Doubles) Saturday Following Open Pointing (Mid-afternoon)
Youth Outdoor Experience Sunday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
A Designated Exercise/Practice Field available by reservation: Friday p.m., Saturday all day, Sunday a.m. only.
Registration Fees: Registration due by February 16, 2018
Youth $75
Amateur $150
Open $150
Women $150
Open Doubles $150
Youth Outdoor Experience FREE! (We are looking for sponsors of the Youth Outdoor Experience)

Entry Applications: click here for the form Division Run Order: Run orders Rules: Bird Hunters United Rules

 If you are using a paid run to bring a guest to the Pheasants Forever Banquet, please fill out this form.

Pheasants Forever Bird Dog Classic Agenda

Friday February 23rd:

  1. Early Trial Check in 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. in Club House.
  2. Practice Field Open 2 to 5:30 p.m. Friday. Practice birds (Quail) are available by advance reservation only. $10 each. You can reserve practice birds when you purchase your runs.

Saturday February 24th:

  1. Check In starts at 6:00 a.m.
  2. Coffee in lodge by 6:00 a.m.
  3. Boy Scout Venture Crew 850 Breakfast Service: 6:30 to 9:30 a.m $6, coffee included
  4. Competitions:
    • Early Runs Rules Meeting 6:45 (Runs 1-8)
    • Later Runs Rules Meeting 11:00 (Runs 9-Last Run)
    • Pointing Division: first competition starts at 7:30 (next competitor to be in blind and on deck nearby). Trial runs will be 15 minutes maximum duration.
    • Pointing Division:
      • Open 7:30 a.m. start
      • Amateur 7:30 a.m. start
      • Fun Open Doubles after completion of Open (Mid-afternoon – be flexible!)
      • Ladies Flushing and Pointing following Youth Divisions
      • Youth Flushing and Pointing 7:30 a.m. start
      • Practice Fields: open Friday 2 to 5:30 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sunday 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Limited availability by reservation only.
  5. Bird Cleaning: all competitors are responsible for cleaning their harvested game birds. The Boy Scouts will clean and bag birds for $1.00 per bird, paid in advance to the Boy Scouts.
  6. Lunch: Boy Scout Venture Crew 850 – Served 11 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. $7 includes a sandwich, chips, and a drink.
  7. Heartland PF/Qf  ch. 169 Banquet and Auction 5:30 to 9:00 p.m. Guns and plaques will be awarded for the Open and Amateur Pointing, Youth Flushing and Pointing, and Ladies Pointing and Flushing divisions. Heartland chapter does an outstanding banquet with many nice auction items, including lots of guns! There will also be items the ladies will love!  Bring your spouse/significant other!

Sunday February 25th:

  1. Check-In starts at 6:00 a.m.
  2. Coffee in the lodge by 6:00 a.m.
  3. Boy Scouts Breakfast Service: 6:30 to 9:30 a.m. $6
  4. Competition: Open and Amateur Flushing Divisions
    • Early Runs Rules Meeting 6:45 (Runs 1-8)
    • Later Runs Rules Meeting 11:00 (Runs 9-Last Run)
    • The first trial run begins at 7:30 a.m. (next competitor should be in blind and on deck nearby. Runs will be 15 minutes duration maximum.
      • Open 7:30 a.m. start
      • Amateur 7:30 a.m. start
      • Youth Outdoor Experience event 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
      • Practice Fields: 8 to 11 a.m. only. Limited availability by reservation only.
  5.  Youth Outdoor Experience 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Introducing youth to outdoor activities:  Participants will be introduced to gun handling safetly,  shooting sports, bird hunting through simulated field trial runs, and bird cleaning.
  6. Lunch: Boy Scout Venture Crew 850- Served 11 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. $7, includes a sandwich, chips, and a drink.
  7. Competitions completed by 2:30 p.m.
  8. Awards for Open and Amateur Flushing immediately following trial completion. Guns and plaques will be awarded to the Open and Amateur Flushing winners on location.