Spoon River NAVHDA Chapter

Serving Central Illinois North American Versatile Hunting Dog Association


  About NAVHDA


The North American Versatile Hunting Dog Association is a nonprofit corporation whose purpose is to foster, promote, and improve the versatile hunting dog breeds in North America; to conserve game by using well trained reliable hunting dogs before and after the shot; and to aid in the prevention of cruelty to animals by discouraging non selective and uncontrolled breeding, which produces unwanted and uncared for dogs.

Our goal is to acquaint hunters, sporting dog enthusiasts, and any interested person with the proper humane training methods, outlined in the NAVHDA AIMS book. We are family oriented and always welcome guests, and new members.

If you are not a member of Spoon River NAVHDA yet, and would like to become one, please go to our NAVHDA forms link on top of page, click on membership form, fill it out and return with fees to the person noted on the bottom of the form. You and your dog will be GLAD you did!   


President:  Nick Dyson  dysongundogs@gmail.com  217-473-0129

Vice President:  Adam Lowery  aklowery@comcast.net  217-414-5938

Secretary/Training Director:  Shae Birkey   slbirk@gmail.com  217-369-0314 

Test Secretary:  Randy Ashman  rashman@usd116.org 217-840-6681

Treasurer:  Jeff Sikora    jeffsikora@frontier.com  309-530-7606


Gobbler's Knob Hunting Preserve

 Gobbler's Knob is a hunting preserve located in Canton IL, in which you can schedule hunts for pheasant, quail, and chuckar. Please schedule a hunt with Don Duell this season. Don also trains and sells quality bird dogs. He is located at 26471 E. State HWY 9, Canton IL, 61520. Contact number is (309) 647-3641.


This is an independent web site maintained by Spoon River NAVHDA Chapter.  Spoon River NAVHDA Chapter does not and is not authorized to speak or act on behalf of the North American Versatile Hunting Dog Association, Inc. 

Upcoming Events

Sunday, Jun 27 All Day
Sunday, Jul 18 All Day
Sunday, Aug 22 All Day
Sunday, Sep 19 All Day

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Natural Ability Test Fee

Utility/Utility Prep Test Fee

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