2015 Foundation Seminars

$400/person
DateAddressLocationContactPhone
February 27-March 1
Rick Smith Instructor
774 N. Wheeler Rd.
Coolidge, AZ 85228
Arlette HennesseyArlette Hennessey
(520) 705-2584
March 13-15
Rick Smith Instructor
312 Industrial Park Rd.
Starkville, MS 39759
Gun Dog SupplySteve Snell
(800) 624-6378
March 20-22
Rick Smith Instructor
29625 County Rd. 14
Zamora, CA 95698
Quail Point Hunt ClubDavid Martin
(530) 735-6217
March 21-22
Ronnie Smith Instructor
1140 Hwy 339
Yerington, NV 89447
Western Wing KennelsJeremiah Davison
(702) 274-9690
March 27-29
Rick Smith Instructor
6527 Guardrail Rd.
Pinewood, SC 29125
Railway KennelsNick Mellon
724-333-3006
March 28-29
Ronnie Smith Instructor
2200 Channel Rd.
Pylesville, MD 21132
Mason-Dixon Game OutfittersKim Lewis
(410) 836-1800
April 11-12
Ronnie Smith Instructor
33777 S. 4370 Rd.
Big Cabin, OK 74332
Ronnie Smith KennelsSusanna Love
(918) 783-5400
April 11-12
Rick Smith Instructor
2679 Free Union Rd.
Charlottesville, VA 22901
Spring Haven FarmPeter Easter
(434) 906-1776
(804) 784-3882
May 1-3
Rick Smith Instructor
Rt. 220 S-P.O. Box 480
Port Matilda, PA 16870
Lion Country SupplyBrian Parsons
(800) 662-5202
May 23-24
Ronnie Smith Instructor
21512 W Sun City Rd.
Arlington, KS 67514
Prairie Wind Hunting ClubTerry Velten
(620) 538-3119
June 6-7
Rick Smith Instructor
5690 E. 230th St.
Elko, MN 55020-9550
High Fly'n KennelsCarla Fryar
(612)310-6101
(763)559-7257
June 19-21
Rick Smith Instructor
North Society Rd.
Canterbury, CT 06331
Quinebaug KennelsJennifer Broome
(860) 546-211-6265
June 27-28
Rick Smith Instructor
N2783 McVey Rd.
Gilman, WI 54433
Hay Creek KennelsShannon Piekarz
(715) 828-2418
July 10-12
Rick Smith Instructor
5023 S. 48th Ave.
New Era, MI 49446
Modaka KennelsVance Butler
(231)-861-7365
July 17-19
Rick Smith Instructor
2775 Dillon Rd.
Whitefish, MT 59937
Glacier Gun Dog ClubBob Upton
406-250-0108
September 12-13
Rick Smith Instructor
175 Buttonwood Lane
Phillipsburg, NJ 08865
Buttonwood Game PreserveGail Ryker
(908) 454-7116
September 26-27
Rick Smith Instructor
2326 Cherrybend Rd.
Wilmington, OH 45177
Cherry Bend Pheasant FarmBeth Ellis
(937) 584-4269
October 10-11
Rick Smith Instructor
774 N. Wheeler Rd.
Coolidge, AZ 85228
Arlette Hennessey
(520) 705-2584

2015 Intermediate Seminars

$800/person
DateAddressLocationContactPhone
March 30-April 1
Ronnie Smith Instructor
2200 Channel Rd.
Pylesville, MD 21132
Mason-Dixon Game OutfittersKim Lewis
(410) 836-1800
April 17-19
Ronnie Smith Instructor
33777 S. 4370 Rd.
Big Cabin, OK 74332
Ronnie Smith KennelsSusanna Love
(918) 783-5400
April 23-26
Rick Smith Instructor
78590 125th St.
Le Roy, MN 55951
Three Arrows Hunting PreserveBen Jacobsen
507-438-3313
June 22-24
Rick Smith Instructor
North Society Rd.
Canterbury, CT 06331
Quinebaug KennelsJennifer Broome
(860) 546-211-6265
September 28-30
Rick Smith Instructor
2326 Cherrybend Rd.
Wilmington, OH 45177
Cherry Bend Pheasant FarmBeth Ellis
(937) 584-4269

2015 Advanced Academy Seminars

$1300/person
DateAddressLocationContactPhone
April 24-26
Ronnie Smith Instructor
33777 S. 4370 Rd.
Big Cabin, OK 74332
Ronnie Smith KennelsSusanna Love
(918) 783-5400
May 22-24
Rick Smith Instructor
N2783 McVey Rd.
Gilman, WI 54433
Hay Creek KennelSonny and Shannon Piekarz
715-828-2418

2015 Presentation

$300/Person
DateAddressLocationContactPhone
May 9
Ronnie Smith Instructor
33777 S. 4370 Rd.
Big Cabin, OK 74332
Ronnie Smith KennelsSusanna Love
(918)783-5400
May 16
Ronnie Smith Instructor
4951 Hwy 146
Searsboro, IA 50242
Big Springs Shooting ComplexKelly Bryan
(641)623-8511

2015 Handler's Seminar

$800/person
DateAddressLocationContactPhone
January 17-18
Rick Smith Instructor
2200 Channel Rd.
Pylesville, MD 21132
Mason-Dixon OutfittersJim/Kim Lewis
(410) 836-1800 & (410) 452-8472
lewis4@mindspring.com

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