Training Grounds

2021 training nights are starting up!

The Bismarck/Mandan training nights will begin May 4th, 2021 at the Mandan Training Grounds, and will be held every Tuesday. The Minot training nights are starting up on May 11th, 2021 at the Minot Training Grounds and will be held every other Tuesday.

Mandan Training Grounds

The Dorfschmidt's

3501 N Hwy 1806

Mandan, ND

To find the Mandan Training Grounds, take exit 153 from I94 going west into Mandan. Take a right, right off the interstate that will curve along next to the Andevor Refiner which is Old Red Trail.Take a right at the 4-way stop on Red Trail Drive and Collins/Hwy 1806.  Turn left at Square Butte Road and follow the driveway about 1/4 mile. Parking is located on the north side of the red shop building. 

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Training Ground Rules for Dan and Julie's property are:

  • The training area is available for use by all Central Dakota Chapter Members every week day and Saturday from 7AM until sunset with the exception of all day Wednesday and Sunday mornings.  Grounds are available from May 1st until test weekend, August 28th.

 

  • Please park as much as possible on the gravel and not on the grass.

 

  • The area across the drive from the red shop can be used for yard work, drags, table work etc. This area has a fresh water stock tank for watering and cooling off dogs. There is a fresh water hydrant just south of the shop.

 

  • A walk in gate next to the water tank will lead you to the training field. This field has about 30 acres of usable space with varying degrees of cover. It is fenced on all four sides, please stay within the 30 acre field except to perform water work.

 

  • Training water is available at the bottom (west end) of the training field. Several small ponds and the creek are all available for water training. Please do not cross the north fence into the big pond. 

 

  • Grounds are available from May 1st until August 20th, 2021 which is UT and NA test weekend.

 

  • Treat the property as you would your own.

 

  • Birds will need to be supplied by each member.

 

  • Birds may at times be available from the chapter for a fee of $4.  However, this is not a guarantee, so please plan to bring your own birds. All chapter owned pigeons will be housed in the wire kennel and are intended for use when training on the chapters training grounds only. Please do not use birds that are in the other pens without Dan and Julie's permission. 

 

  • All dogs must be controlled in the yard (leashed or staked down) when two or more individuals are present for training. This includes all training nights. 

 

  • Please dispose of all shot birds in the burn barrel located south of the shop. 

 

  • There will be at times dummies and other supplies down by the pond. You can use them, but please leave them down where you found them. Training Items are located in the white NAVHDA trailer.  . Please help yourself to these supplies. Please remember these are for use on NAVHDA Training Grounds only. Please return items after use. 

 

  • Do NOT bring your dog if they are in Heat. 

 

  • There may be cattle located in the two southern pastures this summer so please be respectful of their presence.

 

Safety: Our goal is to provide a good safe environment for our chapter members and our dogs. Please remember these safety tips:

 

  • Check your surroundings. Make sure who else is in the field before you go out. 

 

  • Hunter orange and eye protection is required in the field

 

  • Please be cognizant of Dan and Julie's personal property when using firearms.

 

  • Keep firearms unloaded until in the bird field.

 

  • Please pick up after yourselves and your dogs. There is a pooper scooper located by the bird pens. Please pick up after your dog if they do their business in the mowed areas of the property. 

 

  • Emergency contact number for Dan and Julie's home is: 701-258-2013 or Dan's cell: 701-391-2828.

Minot Training Grounds

 

    The Davy's

    43100 128th Ave NW

    Berthold, ND

Please Train in small group or by yourself and use your own gear. The house is off limits. If handlers want to use live birds, you will have to come to their house near Burlington to pick up and pay: chukars are $11.00 each, quail are $7.00 each,  and pigeons $4.00 each.

 

Directions from Minot to Davy Tagus Farmstead:

Drive west from Minot on US Hwy 2 & 52 WEST toward Berthold.

About 5 miles west of Berthold, now on US Hwy 2, past Birdsall Seed Ag farm (lots of white grain bins),  turn right onto Ward County 5W.  It is not marked on the US 2 Hwy but is the last turn just before the railroad viaduct. There is a right turn just past Birdsall, but it is not the correct one, get closer to the viaduct overpass.  Turn right just before it.

Drive 7.1 miles to a green street sign that says 62nd Ave NW. About half way on this road, Ward County 5W will become Montrail County 2.  It is the same road. Proceed.  Turn RIGHT onto 62nd Ave NW.  Drive north on this road and you will drive straight into the grounds.

GPS Link

 

Training Ground Rules for Susan and Tom's property are:

 

  • The house/bathroom won’t be open on non training nights.  

 

  • There won’t be any pigeons there except what we bring up for designated training nights.  

 

  • The Davy's property is part of PLOTS so folks are welcome to use the property on their own.

 

  • There is a water hydrant for watering dogs, but it is encouraged to bring your own water to drink. 

 

  • All people must wear orange for safety reasons.

 

  • Treat the property as you would your own

 

  • All dogs must be controlled in the yard (leashed or staked down) when two or more individuals are present for training. This includes all training nights. 

 

  • Do NOT bring your dog if they are in Heat.

 

Safety: Our goal is to provide a good safe environment for our chapter members and our dogs. Please remember these safety tips:

 

  • Check your surroundings. Make sure who else is in the field before you go out. 

 

  • Hunter orange and eye protection is required in the field

 

  • Please be cognizant of Tom and Susan'ss personal property when using firearms.

 

  • Keep firearms unloaded until in the bird field.

 

  • Please pick up after yourselves and your dogs.  

 

  • Emergency contact number is: 701-240-6702 (Susan) or 701-240-7637 (Tom)