2014 Foundation Seminars

$400/person
DateAddressLocationContactPhone
February 22-23
Rick Smith Instructor
774 N. Wheeler Rd.
Coolidge, AZ 85228
Arlette HennesseyArlette Hennessey
(520) 705-2584
March 15-16
Ronnie Smith Instructor
312 Industrial Park Road
Starkville, MS 39759
Gun Dog SupplySteve Snell
(800) 624-6378
March 22-23
Ronnie Smith Instructor
1140 Hwy 339
Yerington, NV 89447
Western Wing KennelsJeremiah Davison
(702) 274-9690
March 22-23
Rick Smith Instructor
29625 County Rd. 14
Zamora, CA 95698
Quail Point Hunt ClubDavid Martin
(530) 735-6217
April 5-6
Ronnie Smith Instructor
2200 Channel Rd.
Pylesville, MD 21132
Mason-Dixon Game OutfittersKim Lewis
(410) 836-1800
April 5-6
Rick Smith Instructor
789 Fulghum Rd.
East Dublin, GA 31027
Oconee KennelsJamie/Tippi Fountain
(478) 275-7003
April 12-13
Ronnie Smith Instructor
33777 S. 4370 Rd.
Big Cabin, OK 74332
Ronnie Smith KennelsSusanna Love
(918) 783-5400
April 12-13
Rick Smith Instructor
2679 Free Union Rd.
Charlottesville, VA 22901
Spring Haven FarmPeter Easter
(434) 906-1776
(804) 784-3882
May 2-4
Rick Smith Instructor
Rt. 220 S-P.O. Box 480
Port Matilda, PA 16870
Lion Country SupplyBrian Parsons
(800) 662-5202
May 24-25
Ronnie Smith Instructor
21512 W Sun City Rd.
Arlington, KS 67514
Prairie Wind Hunting ClubTerry Velten
(620) 538-3119
June 7-8
Ronnie Smith Instructor
24329 Weld County Rd.
Hudson, CO 80642
Dogs UnlimitedAllen Davison
(303) 536-4374
(800) 338-3647
June 7-8
Rick Smith Instructor
5690 E. 230th St.
Elko, MN 55020-9550
High Fly'n KennelsTim Horan
(612)310-6101
(763)559-7257
June 14-15
Rick Smith & Sonny Piekarz Instructor
22064 461st Ave.
Nunda, SD 57050
Setters Slough Kennelinfo@settersloughkennel.com
Stephanie Graeb (605) 690-5518
Brian Graeb (605) 690-3026
June 21-22
Rick Smith Instructor
P.O. Box 505
Wilder, ID 83676
Wild West KennelsJ.R. Lawing
(208) 724-9658
June 28-29
Rick Smith Instructor
N2783 McVey Rd.
Gilman, WI 54433
Hay Creek KennelsShannon Piekarz
(715) 828-2418
July 12-13
Rick Smith Instructor
5023 S. 48th Ave.
New Era, MI 49446
Modaka KennelsVance Butler
(231)-861-7365
August 9-10
Rick Smith Instructor
9221 Olde Dr. R.R. #2
Mount Brydges, ONT
Canada, N0L 1W0
Gold Creek Farms LimitedEd Bolton
(519) 878-9588
September 13-14
Rick Smith Instructor
175 Buttonwood Lane
Phillipsburg, NJ 08865
Buttonwood Game PreserveGail Ryker
(908) 454-7116
September 20-21
Rick Smith Instructor
P.O. Box 774--505 Hwy 57 W.
Grand Junction, TN 38039
The Bird Dog FoundationDavid Smith
(731) 764-2058
September 27-28
Rick Smith Instructor
2326 Cherrybend Rd.
Wilmington, OH 45177
Cherry Bend Pheasant FarmBeth Ellis
(937) 584-4269

2014 Intermediate Seminars

$800/person
DateAddressLocationContactPhone
April 7-9
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 25-27
Rick Smith Instructor
N2783 McVey Rd.
Gilman, WI 54433
Hay Creek KennelsSonny/Shannon Piekarz
(715) 828-2418
May 24-26
Rick Smith Instructor
Blue Creek Shooting Sports Complex
1767 Bender Rd.
Billings, MT 59101
Yellowstone Pointing Dog ClubGlen Korf
(406) 671-9650
August 14-17
Rick Smith Instructor
119 Wardtown Rd.
Freeport, ME 04032
Waterville, MEWilliam Bishop
(207) 319-5779
(207) 725-4505
September 29-October 1
Rick Smith Instructor
2326 Cherrybend Rd.
Wilmington, OH 45177
Cherry Bend Pheasant FarmBeth Ellis
(937) 584-4269

2014 Advanced Academy Seminars

$1300/person
DateAddressLocationContactPhone
April 25-27
Ronnie Smith Instructor
33777 S. 4370 Rd.
Big Cabin, OK 74332
Ronnie Smith KennelsSusanna Love
(918) 783-5400

2014 Presentation

DateAddressLocationContactPhone
March 29
Ronnie Smith Instructor
33777 S. 4370 Rd.
Big Cabin, OK 74332
Ronnie Smith KennelsSusanna Love
(918)783-5400
May 7
Ronnie Smith Instructor
4951 Hwy 146
Searsboro, IA 50242
Big Springs Shooting ComplexKelly Bryan
(641)623-8511

2014 Handler's Seminar

$800/person
No scheduled seminars.

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