Slideshow: Set Up Week Begins

 

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Probably no job is tougher than Chief Marshall.  Many thanks to Kevin Bunell for all his hard work this week. Bravo!

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.

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Avery Sporting Dog Sends Special Shipment To 2016 Master National

diamond-averyThank 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.

avery2The 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!

 

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Master National Information & Training Guide

186_John_Blackbird2016 Master National Information & Training Guide: 

The first draw for Training Ground Property will take place on Saturday September 24th at 4 pm.  The draw will take place at the Pavilion behind the Department of Conservation Offices at Busch Conservation Area.

The office address is:  2360 Hwy. D, St. Charles , MO 63304 .

This draw will include two consecutive days (Sunday & Monday).

 Draws thereafter will be held at the same location (Pavilion) and time (4pm) every other day for the next two consecutive days. (Monday & Wednesday).

The Training Guide is posted in a PDF format for publication on the Master National Retriever Club Website, the MNRC Blog,  MNRC Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages.

There will be a limited number of paper copies available at the draw.

Have fun and train hard!

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Mid-Week Happy Hour Event

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Directions to Purina Event Center and Spirit of St. Louis Airport

Purina Event Center, site of Opening Ceremonies, Registration, Handlers’ & Annual Meeting

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. 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

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Sponsor Provides 6 Polaris Rangers for Master National event

powersportsThank 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.

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Friends We Have Lost in 2016

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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.

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Judge Change for 2016 Event

bickleMaster 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.

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Pre-National Training on Private Grounds

Important Notice regarding Pre-Master National TrainingMaster National 2014

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

 

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Master National Host Club Training

2013 Master NationalImportant 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.

 

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