Friday, 10 March 2017

Duck Opening Training Day

This eagerly anticipated event in the WGAA calendar is always popular with members. With only two weeks until the annual duck opening season this WGAA event is ideally placed to help polish member’s gundog’s retrieving skills. Many thanks to the landowners and all the helpers who set up realistic retrieves for the real thing in two weeks. This WGAA event slots in neatly with sustainable hunting as promoted in the Game Management Authority’s manual – Game Hunting in Victoria. Duck opening has always been a red-letter day for duck hunters. Heralding the start of the 3-month season, it has over the decades been seen as the spiritual commencement of the hunter’s year. Many an old, seen it all duck hunter, was introduced to hunting by his father or grandfather at duck opening, and over the years it has become one of the great Australian outdoor traditions.
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Tuesday, 14 February 2017

February Training Day

Our first training day for the year is Sunday 19th of February.

The address of the training venue will be on a property about half a kilometer up from the Emu Creek Bridge on Konagaderra Rd, Clarkfield. It's the first gate on the left. Look for the signs.

To get to the Emu Creek bridge head North West on the C743 through Bulla. Turn North onto the Melbourne-Lancefield Rd. Travel 13km then turn right onto Konagaderra Rd and it's about 1km along that road to the bridge.

Start time will be 9.00am but if you would like to help with setting up we will be there from 8.00am. There will also be a BBQ lunch at 12.00pm.

Anyone with a gundog is welcome. We cater for beginners, puppies and experienced handlers.

Any queries please contact Kevin Phelps - 0407091221

Duck Opening Training Day

Date:                           Sunday 5th March 2017
Time:                           9am start
Venue:                        450 Reids Rd. Brisbane Ranges (contact Kevin for map)
Entry Fee:                    $10 per dog
Additional Dog:           $5 per dog
Catering:                     Support your club; buy lunch and drinks on site.

Runs to suit all standards of dogs
All members and future members welcome, bring the family along for a great day out in the fresh country air.
Enquiries contact:
Kevin Phelps 0407 091 221
Steve Luck 0408 334 427