Chief Marshall Kevin Bunell
The judges, members of the host club and the MNRC Board of Directors are at the Busch grounds getting ready to prepare the 2016 Master National event.
We wish everyone safe travel and look forward to seeing you at the Opening Ceremony, Thursday, September 29th @ Purina Farms in Gray Summit, MO.
Thank you to our Diamond Sponsor Avery Sporting Dog. David Carrington and Avery have supported the Master National Retriever Club year after year.
The Avery Sporting Dog shipment has just arrived and is being unpacked now. From grass to brush the blinds; decoys to judges’ gifts and auction/raffle items, we thank you for your generous contributions.
The Master National could not be possible without your help! Be sure to watch Michelle Love in an interview Monday, September 26th on Fox 2 St. Louis demonstrating retriever skills using nothing other than Avery EZ Birds!
Purina Event Center, site of Opening Ceremonies, Registration, Handlers’ & Annual Meeting
Host Hotels :
Holiday Inn Express and Staybridge Suites
1155 Technology Drive, O’Fallon MO
Directions from Host Hotels to Purina Event Center
Note to Handlers: This route passes through multiple school zones. Please plan accordingly for Friday morning bitch check, MNRC Store opening, Vendor sales and Handlers’ Meeting.
Directions from Busch to Spirit of St. Louis Airport Site
Spirit of St. Louis Airport grounds. Site of Workers’ Party, Frankie’s Party and Closing Ceremonies,
Spirit of St. Louis Airport grounds where is the site of the Worker’s party, Frankie’s party and Closing Ceremony will be held.
Directions from Busch Conservation Area to The Purina Event Center
Visitor Information for Greater St. Louis
Visit the Budweiser Clydesdale Stables
Thank you to Silver Sponsor Tangelo Products and Frank Barton for donating the use of six 2017 Polaris Ranger 900 vehicles to be used at each flight at the Master National. Each vehicle even comes with custom made racks to increase the utility of these ATVs.
After the event these vehicles will be available for sale. If you are interested please contact Frank at 870-735-2278.
Thank you Frank and Tangelo Tosser for your continued support of the Master National.
Former Master National President and Charter Member Ray Muth. Photo by Sarah Wonnell.
At the 2016 Opening Ceremony, we would like to remember those in the Master National Community who have passed away over the last year. They can be handlers, trainers, judges, sponsors and other support folks who have made an impact on our group.
In a moment of silence, we would like to respectfully remember those folks who are no longer with us.
Master National event Judge Rich Pyka of Region 2 has decided to withdraw from this year’s slate due to personal reasons.
Thank you to 2011 Master National Judge DuWayne Bickle (Wisconsin) who will step in and take over judging duties for Mr. Pyka.
Important Notice regarding Pre-Master National Training
Any handler training on grounds other than those provided by the Host Club require the attached dog training permit.
Please check with the Missouri Department of Conservation for any additional needed information.
Please complete the necessary Dog Training Permit
Important Notice to All Handlers
Any handlers that train on grounds drawn from the official Pre-Master National Training Grounds lists do not need additional permits for using birds while training.
You will be furnished a permit number at the time of the draw.