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GSPCI Spring Hunting Test - 2019 (Des Plaines SFWA) - April 7

A.K.C. Licensed Hunting Tests for All Pointing Breeds. Held under the Rules and Procedures of the American Kennel Club.

Sunday Running Order

Sunday, April 7, 2019 Event #2019150402

Notes for the weekend:

The tests are on the West Grounds of the Des Plaines SFWA.

From I 55 exit on North River Road, then turn right (southwest). Continue past the trap ranges and over the railroad tracks. The test grounds will be on your right, just before Blodgett Road.

  • Camping is available on the grounds for $8 per night. Reservations are not required.

  • We will be using a bird field for the master, senior and junior braces. A line marshal is available to help you familiarize yourself with the course prior to your brace.

  • The first brace of masters is scheduled for 7:30 am, followed by seniors, then juniors.

  • As a courtesy to others please do not air your dogs off lead anywhere on the hunting test grounds.

  • Pictures of qualifying dogs will be taken approximately on the hour beginning at 10:00 AM, in front of the GSPCI banner to the east of the check in building. Pictures will be posted on the club’s website at

  • The concession stand will not be open, but the club will have lunch available for purchase.

  • We will be hosting a cook out on Saturday night. $10 gets a delicious grilled dinner along with fixings. Everyone is invited to bring along a side dish or dessert to share.

  • The fields will be available at the test committee’s discretion to GSPCI members and volunteers upon the conclusion of the tests on Sunday.


Note to new handlers:

Our tests are sanctioned by the AKC and have specific rules to follow. We suggest that you review the AKC Hunting Tests Rule Book AKC Pointing Dog Hunting Tests Rule Book in order to gain a better understanding of the objectives of a hunting test and the categories that your dogs are being judged on. While the AKC does allow the hunting test committee a degree of latitude to modify braces, it is to be done only to expedite the test and not to accommodate individual handlers, nor should it cause delays in the test.