"If you're looking for an organization to join to help ready your pup for the upcoming hunting season, give Lone Star HRC a shout."
McClelland Gun Shop, Dallas, TX
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Wylie Training Grounds
The Lone Star Hunting Retriever Club takes pride that it is the only club in North Texas with private land and water leases for members for training. Located in Wylie, it is free for members to use to train their dogs at their convenience.
Also, each month the club sponsors a training day. These popular events allow club members to work with their retrievers, no matter the age, with the assistance of professional trainers and seasoned dog owners. Our pro handlers will set up simulated hunt tests for all age dogs and offer instruction on how best to get the most out of your dog.
So whether you are training for hunting situations and/or plan to enter HRC or AKC hunt tests, the training offered through the Lone Star Hunting Retriever Club will prove invaluable.
For directions, go to the Training Grounds tab above on the bar.
Lone Star HRC Upland Hunt Test Exceeds All Expectations
Lone Star HRC held its second quad upland hunt test on a game preserve in Anna, TX, Nov. 21 and 22. The club had well over 100 entries surpassing last year's successful event.
The club decided to stage another upland quad due to the success of last year's upland hunt test.
Flushing breeds had to quarter, flush a live pheasant and be steady to the wing and to the shot to receive a ribbon.
Dogs were most impressive running in the field and obeying commands from their handlers.
If you are an upland hunter with a flushing breed, the club encourages you to train for this hunt test, which will be held again next November.
The link below shows what is expected of you and your dog during the upland hunt test.
Photo above courtesy of Jay Schwisow
Lone Star HRC Celebrates Over 30 Years of Existence
Founded in 1986, the Lone Star Hunting Retriever Club is one of the oldest clubs of its kind in the U.S., making it one of the more highly-respected and established in the country. With over 200 North Texas members and growing rapidly, the Lone Star HRC is proud to be a member of the Hunting Retriever Club, which is affiliated with the United Kennel Club.
The Lone Star Hunting Retriever Club is a family-oriented organization of hunting dog owners from the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex area. Our club is dedicated to assist owners in their raising, training, and testing outstanding hunting retrievers of all breeds.
If you would like to join us, train with us, and need assistance with your retriever training, simply contact us and an officer will get in touch with you.
Board of Directors
Kyle Krause, Vice President
Matt Blum, Secretary
Larry Lauck, Treasurer
If anyone has any questions, would like to become more involved or has suggestions for the Lone Star Hunting Retriever Club, please email any of the officers above.
Please Pay 2021 Dues!
Lone Star HRC Now Uses PayPal for Dues and Other Purchases
You can now pay your dues under the Join LSHRC tab using PayPal! This gives you complete access to the club's training grounds in Wylie. We will send you the combination. You can also use it to buy other club items. It is quick, easy and secure. No PayPal account needed. Or simply mail us a check. Lone Star HRC appreciates everyone's continued support.
Attention New Owners of Puppies!
If you are bringing home a puppy who has had only one round of shots from the breeder, Lone Star HRC strongly advises that you set up an appointment with a veterinarian as soon as you can. The vet will offer advice on caring for your puppy as well as set up a schedule for his second and third round of vaccinations.
In the meantime, do not under any circumstances take your new puppy to a dog park or any area where other dogs have been. The parvo virus is very active in the Dallas area and your new puppy has not had an ample supply of vaccine to fight off any infection.
Parvo is very contagious and can be deadly. Please do not take any chances with your new buddy until he has had all of his shots.
If you are in need of recommendations for a veterinarian, please contact an officer of the Lone Star Hunting Retriever Club. In most cases, we can recommend one in your area.
Recent Lone Star HRC Titles
Carl Petry and Daisy earned their Upland Hunter Title
Larry Lauck and HRCH Ellie earned their Upland Hunter Title
Coke Waggener and “Randi” earned their HR Title
Jim Norred and “Rowdy” earned their HR Title
Michael Wheeler and Maximum Explosion Blue Shadow “Max” earned their HRCH Title
Gregg Loyd and Timber’s Hardtime Ellie earned their HR Title
Orie Mathews and Wolf Creek’s Coco with Sprinkles “Donut” earned their HRCH Title
Tanner Toal and Silver Dollar’s Drake “Drake” earned their HR Title
Kyle and Sarah Krause and Three K’s It’s a Blonde Thing “Lucy” earned their HRCH Title and Upland Hunter title.
Jason Brocato and Remigton Steel Magnolia “Remi” earned their SHR Title
Courtney Pitts and Ramblin Rebel Rouser earned their SHR Title
Michael Gillman and Cabo earned their HRCH Title and UH Title.