Training / Event Schedule

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

Training day schedules are as follows:

  • UT / UPT dogs work from 7:00am-12:00pm
  • Lunch break 12:00 pm – 12:30pm (bring your own)
  • NA dogs work from 1:00pm – 3:00pm

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 23, 2022: Junior / Mentored hunt. Please do not enter the training grounds before 1:00pm.
  • April 30 – May 14, 2022: Regular season. Please do not enter the training grounds before 1:00pm, except for Sundays.
  • May 16-31, 2022: Regular season. 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.

$10.00

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.

2022 CALENDAR

DATETIMEEVENTLOCATIONCONTACTCOST
Sunday
1/23/2022
7:00pmEC Annual MeetingVirtual TEAMS MeetingBrian Rigot 412-292-3474
brigot@avtinc.net
 
Sunday
2/20/2022
6:00pm-8:00pmAnnual General Member MeetingVirtual TEAMS MeetingBrian Rigot 412-292-3474
brigot@avtinc.net
Sunday 3/6/20222:00pmIndoor Training Seminar w/Dan GrachenMcDonald Sportsmen’s Club,
McDonald, PA
Bryan LaBuda 412-480-1932

gyno497@yahoo.com

Sunday 3/20/20228:00amNew Member OrientationShenango Grounds Cowansville, PABrian Rigot 412-292-3474

brigot@avtinc.net

Richie King 724-809-1553
crk5220@gmail.com
Saturday 4/2/20228:00amTraining DayTraining Grounds Cowansville, PAJames Gallik 724-510-1756

gallikjas@gmail.com

Bird Cost:
$10.00 per bird
MAY DATE TBD8:00amWork DayShenango Grounds Cowansville, PATony Gefert 412-292-9724

hellbentkennel@gmail.com

Sunday 5/15/2022UT dogs: 7:00am
NA dogs: 1:00pm
Training Day

Shenango Grounds Cowansville, PAJames Gallik 724-510-1756

gallikjas@gmail.com

Bird Cost:
$10.00 per bird
Sunday 5/22/20227:00am

Mock Test

Shenango Grounds Cowansville, PARichie King 724-809-1553
crk5220@gmail.com
NA-$110.00 UPT/UT-$110.00
Sat-Sun 6/4-5/20226:30amSPRING TESTShenango Grounds Cowansville, PABryan LaBuda (Test Chair/Sec.) 412-480-1932
gyno497@yahoo.com
NA – $170
UPT / UT – $200
Saturday 6/18/2022

UT dogs: 7:00am
NA dogs: 1:00pm
Training Day

Shenango Grounds Cowansville, PAJames Gallik 724-510-1756

gallikjas@gmail.com

Bird Cost:
$10.00 per bird
Saturday 6/25/20227:00amDuck Search Clinic w/Curt FryShenango Grounds Cowansville, PABryan LaBuda (Test Sec.) 412-480-1932
gyno497@yahoo.com
Clinic Cost:
$70 w/dog
$30 w/o dog

Register
Saturday 7/16/2022UT dogs: 7:00am
NA dogs: 1:00pm
Training DayShenango Grounds Cowansville, PAJames Gallik 724-510-1756

gallikjas@gmail.com

Bird Cost:
$10.00 per bird
Saturday 7/23/20221:00pmFamily PicnicMoon Park
Clearview Pavillion
Moon Twp., PA
Rob Litterini 412-390-6691

sgtlitt@hotmail.com

Bob Nelson 724-513-5342
busybs@windstream.net
Saturday 8/13/20227:00amMock TestShenango Grounds Cowansville, PARichie King 724-809-1553
crk5220@gmail.com
NA-$110.00 UPT/UT-$110.00
Sat-Sun 9/24-25/20226:30amFALL TEST Shenango Grounds Cowansville, PABryan LaBuda (Test Sec.) 412-480-1932
gyno497@yahoo.com
NA – $170
UPT / UT – $200

Page Updated: 28-JUL-2022