Training / Event Schedule

The Training Day Policy and the Training Grounds Policy should be reviewed prior to each event.

SPRING RESTRICTIONS

Under our agreement with the landowners, the training grounds are RESTRICTED during legal spring turkey hunting hours. Please review the Hunting & Trapping Digest for full date & time details.

  • April 22, 2023: Junior / Mentored hunt. Please do not enter the training grounds before 1:00pm.
  • April 29 – May 13, 2023: May be hunted 1/2 hour before sunrise until 12:00 noon.
    • Please do not enter the training grounds before 1:00pm, except for Sundays.
  • May 15-30, 2023: May be hunted 1/2 hour before sunrise until 1/2 hour after sunset.
    • Training grounds are closed, except for Sundays.

BIRD SALES

The chapter usually provides the opportunity to purchase upland birds (chukars) for scheduled training days. Bird availability depends on the cooperation of chapter members and our suppliers, and is not guaranteed.

There will be a cap of four (4) birds per member for the training days. Anyone wishing to have ducks or pheasants available for training days is responsible for the purchase and pick-up of their own birds.

IMPORTANT:

Orders are due by 9:00 on Wednesday to the designated Bird Contact on the schedule below.

There are only two options for payment.

  • Cash or check upon arrival at the training day
  • Prepayment with your order via the chapter PayPal account:

Training Birds

Purchases are limited to 4/training day.

$12.00

BIRD CONTACT RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Track the members requesting birds, along with the number of birds requested.
  • Retrieve the Chapter’s crates for transporting the birds.
  • Contact the Bird Seller on Thursday with the number of birds required for pick up.
  • Pick up the birds from the Bird Seller the Friday before the Training Day.
  • On the Training Day, collect the money from the members that requested birds.
  • Give the money to the Treasurer or the Designated Chapter Member if the Treasurer is not available.

2023 CALENDAR

DATETIMEEVENTLOCATIONCONTACTCOST
Sunday
1/29/2023
6:00pm-7:00pmEC Annual MeetingVirtual TEAMS MeetingBrian Rigot 412-292-3474
brigot@avtinc.net
 
Saturday
2/25/2023
11:00am-12:00pmNew Member OrientationShenango Training Grounds Cowansville Brian Rigot 412-292-3474
brigot@avtinc.net
Saturday
2/25/2023
1:00pm-3:00pmAnnual General Member MeetingHilltop Beagle Club
Cowansville
Brian Rigot 412-292-3474
brigot@avtinc.net
Sunday 3/19/20237:30amTraining DayTraining Grounds Cowansville, PARichie King 724-809-1553

crk5220@gmail.com

Bird Cost:
$12.00 per bird
Saturday
4/1/2023
8:00amTraining DayTraining Grounds Cowansville, PARichie King 724-809-1553

crk5220@gmail.com

Bird Cost:
$12.00 per bird
MAY DATE TBD8:00amWork DayShenango Grounds Cowansville, PATony Gefert 412-292-9724

hellbentkennel@gmail.com

Sunday 5/14/20237:00am
Training DayShenango Grounds Cowansville, PARichie King 724-809-1553

crk5220@gmail.com

Bird Cost:
$12.00 per bird
Saturday-Sunday 5/20-21/20237:00amInvitational AIMS Clinic Shenango Grounds Cowansville, PABryan LaBuda 412-480-1932
gyno497@yahoo.com
COST-$200.00
Fri-Sat-Sun 6/2-3-4/20236:30amSPRING TESTShenango Grounds Cowansville, PABryan LaBuda (Test Sec.) 412-480-1932
gyno497@yahoo.com
NA – $170
UPT / UT – $200
Saturday 6/17/2023 7:00am
Training DayShenango Grounds Cowansville, PARichie King 724-809-1553

crk5220@gmail.com

Bird Cost:
$12.00 per bird
Saturday 6/24/20237:00amTraining DayShenango Grounds Cowansville, PARichie King 724-809-1553

crk5220@gmail.com

Bird Cost:
$12.00 per bird
Saturday-Sunday
7/15-16/2023
7:00amAIMS & Rules ClinicShenango Grounds Cowansville, PABryan LaBuda 412-480-1932
gyno497@yahoo.com
Cost: $100.00
Registration Form
Saturday 7/22/20231:00pmFamily PicnicMoon Park
Moon Twp., PA
Rob Litterini 412-390-6691

sgtlitt@hotmail.com

Saturday 7/29/20237:00amMock TestShenango Grounds Cowansville, PARichie King 724-809-1553
crk5220@gmail.com
NA-$110.00 UPT/UT-$110.00
Saturday
8/26/2023
7:00amTraining DayShenango Grounds Cowansville, PARichie King 724-809-1553
crk5220@gmail.com
Bird Cost:
$12.00 per bird
Fri-Sat-Sun 9/22-23-24/20236:30amFALL TEST Shenango Grounds Cowansville, PABryan LaBuda (Test Sec.) 412-480-1932
gyno497@yahoo.com
NA – $170
UPT / UT – $200

Page Updated: 20-MAR-2023