High River Hunting is hosting a Bird Dog Challenge the weekend of Oct. 5 and 6 at its 25001 Banducci Road location.
“The competition offers a handler to exhibit up to four dogs per division," Dave Siple of High River Hunt Club said. "But if a single handler only has one dog to enter then that dog can be entered twice per division with a maximum of eight runs per handler.”
There will be a Point and Flushing Division, Top Gun, Doubles and Puppy Division as well as a Top Gun Formatting division.
“This Bird Dog Challenge is open to all handlers and their dogs,” Siple encouraged.
Puppy and Amateur entries cost $80, the Top Gun divisions vary from $110 for the preliminary elimination run and finals $60.
“We will have a payout of 30 percent of the preliminary entry fees with trophies and certificates being awarded," Siple explained. "We will have a 3-bird 15 minute limit."
The Doubles entry fees are $180 for the preliminary elimination and $70 for the the finals with the same 30 percent payout, trophies and certificates, but the preliminary will have six birds in 20 minutes and the final will have four in 15 minutes.
The Masters entry will be $80 with one run, no payout, but trophies and certificate will be handed out for three birds in 15 minutes.
“We will be gathering at the High River Club House at 7:10 on Saturday and Sunday mornings with the first run starting at 8 a.m.,” Siple said.
Registration must be done ahead of time “as we have to make sure we have the right number of birds on hand for the competition,” Siple explained.
Registration deadline for this Bird Dog Challenge is Thursday, Sept. 26. For more information and to register, call High River Hunting at 661-847-8900.