A labrador retriever brings in a duck during a hunt test.

Lone Star Hunting Retriever Club

Since 1986

"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

Training Day and Meeting 
Saturday, May 21
8:30 a.m.

Wylie Training Grounds
(If very warm, the time may be earlier. Check LSHRC Facebook the week of the training.)


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.

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Syrah, LSHRC President Bill Vigrass' Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever, showing off her work in the field.

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2022 Lone Star HRC Hunt Test  

Completed in Successful Fashion

Lone Star HRC held one of its largest hunt tests in history in March, which was deemed a huge success by the club board. For the first time in the club's history, LSHRC had to add a third Finished test to accommodate the increased demand.

Scout Troop 86 of Bedford once again offered to be the bird techs and they did not disappoint according to the judges. Lone Star will be using Troop 86 next year, which will be the third year that the club has used the troop.

Chef William Campbell provided the food fare for the weekend, which was met with glowing reviews. From ribeyes on the grill to beef and chicken fajitas as well as grilled hamburgers and sausage, judges, bird techs and handlers were well fed.

Lone Star saluted its sponsors Saturday night recognizing their value to the club during these inflationary times, which has caused increases in staging such an event.

The club's upland test, which is held Nov. 19-20, the weekend before Thanksgiving, is already in the early planning stages. The hunt test will be held again at Poetry Shooting Club outside of Terrell, TX.

If anyone has any questions or comments, please contact a club officer noted above.

Lone Star HRC Hunt Test     Major Sponsors

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Lone Star HRC Celebrates Over 35 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
Bill Vigrass, President
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 2022 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! For only $30, 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 


We will be updating this list soon. Send Steve Vittorio your dog's recent HRC titles from the past year.

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.