Bird Dog (Chukar and Pheasant) Challenge on Saturday, May 30

Allegheny National Forest Visitors BureauBRADFORD, PA – May 20, 2020 – Only the fifteen dog handlers have been invited to attend this event. The news release of 5/13 was intended as public information only. We are hopeful that by September 19, the date of the next bird dog challenge, that we can actually invite the public to come watch the 9/19 bird dog challenge.

All dog handlers, or any immediate family members that attend on 5/30 will be required to wear face masks and continue to practice physical distancing across the 16 acres of fields.

The always popular bird dog challenge at the Rolfe Beagle Club has been moved to Saturday, May 30, at 1016 Long Level Road in Johnsonburg, Elk County. This year, the Pennsylvania Federation of Sportsmen and Conservationists (PFSC) is proud to announce that the North Central Division will be hosting the Chukar/Pheasant Bird Dog Challenge at the beagle club. Dog handlers entered into the challenge can bring immediate family members if they wish – kids, dogs, food, prizes, and raffles will make for a fun afternoon.

Masks must be worn. Handlers will practice social distancing across the 16 acres of fields. Hunter orange clothing is required.

Prizes for the chukar and pheasant challenge this spring will be coming from Lion Country Supply – always something in the prize selection for any type of dog enthusiast.

“I’m excited about this new partnership between the PFSC and us birddoggers,” says Tommy Launer, “as the PFSC has given us a chance to showcase our good dogs. This is a win-win for both organizations.”