Paul Da Costa Fund Raiser
July 15 & 16, 2023 Mahoney Farms
The Paul DaCosta Fundraiser was a tremendous success by any measure. Collectively, we raised over $12.5K for Paul’s family. We also demonstrated the best of National Shoot to Retrieve, the generous and giving hearts of our members. There is a lengthy list of thank you's to individuals and organizations that contributed to making the fundraiser a success. First, to John Gillespie for organizing and managing the fundraiser… wonderful job as always! Our trial judges, Tim Rhoades, Jesse Trimble, Allan Coil, Tom Rotundo, Todd Craven, Curt Hageman, Dennis Jones, and Eric Forrester, Tytuss Rudd, Bird Planter and trial officials Christie Haney-Jones & Kathy Rhodes Craven.
National Shoot to Retrieve
Ohio Region NSTRA
Jim & Pat Mahoney, Mahoney Farms
Chad Dallas Prince, Ar/LA Region
Bryan Camper, Midwest Region
Logan Johns, Ohio Region
Randy Judd, Ohio Region
John Apostolis, Southern Ontario Region
Mike Stotts Jr., Northwest Region
Tim Rhoades, Ohio Region
Jonathon Moore, Ohio Region
Dennis & Christy Jones, Ohio Region
Chippewa Valley Kennels
Central Canada Region
Jeffery Barrett & JL Laser Masters
Larry Panetta, Ohio Region
Double "N" Kennels, Bo Nutt Ar/La Region
Bob Mccandless, Ky. Region
Ashley & Bob Mccandless, Ky Region
Southern Ontario Region NSTRA
Brandon Ralston, Illinois Region
Alan Perry, Blue Collar Bird Dogs
Toby Johnson, Ohio Region
Exeter Game Farm
Scott Reber, Ohio Region
Scott Townsend, Michigan Region
Kara & Jamie Laraway, Michigan Region
Ilie Fetelea, Michigan Region
Josh Martin, Gulf Coast Region
Tim Rhoades, Ohio Region
Eric Walker, Georgia Region
Sole Oak Supply
Illinois Region NSTRA
John Cullen, Michigan Region
The Burks Family, Ohio Region
Sam D'Andera Central Canada Region
Anonymous NSTRA Member
Sara Moore, Ky Region Moore Etc.
The Indiana Region
Terry Knight, Ohio Region
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Important Update on Trials
Change to Upcoming Ohio Trials
The Ohio Region has always leaned on our neighboring regions and from all across our state for individuals to help officiate our trials. Due to rising gas prices, effective immediately all weekend trials at Mahoney Farms, Silver Dollar Sportsman’s Club & Fairchild's Pheasant Farm will be charging $45.00 per brace. This money will help offset costs for our judges and bird planters. In a full 16 brace double/double trial each club will receive $320 in additional income, this money will be used to accommodate trial officials for their gas, lodging, and meals and is not to be used as additional profits. Region President John Gillespie has spoken to the landowners and trial chairman along with the National office to make the change.
Registering Your Dog
With the new NSTRA rule implementation, effective June 1, 2022, “A dog must be registered with a recognized registry and registration sent to the NSTRA Office to enter any NSTRA trial”. Be sure to get your dogs registered!
Be aware there can be significant delays in processing registrations. Currently on the United Kennel Club (UKC) website: Mailing notice for paperwork: please allow 2-3 extra weeks, in addition to UKC processing time, due to nationwide postal service delays.
With the acquisition of American Field by United Kennel Club, the main UKC office in Kalamazoo, Michigan is now the official mail hub for mail.
The Kalamazoo mailing address:
100 E. Kilgore Rd.
Kalamazoo, MI 49002
When mailing items to the Kalamazoo office, note whether the contents are UKC or American Field/Field Dog Stud Book items, with an ATTN line.
You can find more information on UKC registrations on their website @ukcdogs.com
From NSTRA President Bill Sumpter on Rule Change:
The vote on the Rule 8.04 change passed 318 yes to 43 no.
8.04 A dog must be registered with a recognized registry and registration sent to the NSTRA Office to enter any NSTRA trial. Rule 7.06 States Rule Changes will become effective immediately upon publication. However, our magazine publication and mailings have been in tremendous flux, we are not sure exactly when the magazine is going to be mailed. We also know that some members are receiving magazines as much as 3 weeks after others. Also, programming in the operating system needs to change such that all trial managers/chairs cannot simply create a new dog. As a result the effective date will be June 1, 2022.
Our office staff is committed to ensuring the processing of registrations within 24 hrs of receipt.
On line Judging Tests
Simplifying the Recertification Process
The online judging test is now fully operational. You will recieve an e-mail, one-month prior to your judging credential's expiration. It will have a link that takes you to the test. If you don't receive an e-mail, you can contact the office for the link. Note that there are some requirements to take the test:
You must have been an active judge at least 3 years prior to taking the test.
You must pass the test with a 90% score or better.
If you fail the test twice, you are required to take a seminar.
New judges must take a seminar and ride braces to receive their credentials as always.