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HRC Hunt Tests


River Valley HRC hosts 1 HRC licensed Hunt Test a year.

In a HRC Hunt Test you and your dog will be tested against a written standard. HRC Hunt tests are not competition. Hunt Tests are setup to simulate actual hunting conditions found in the local area. Real ducks or similar game birds will be used, and the handler will handle a pump shot gun.

Hunting retriever clubs host weekend tests throughout the United States and Canada. At a weekend Hunt test you will typically see three different levels of tests: 

Started - Seasoned - Finished

By running and passing Hunt tests, your retriever will earn points towards titles. Titles that can be earned in the HRC Program are Started Hunting Retriever (SHR); Hunting Retriever (HR); Hunting Retriever Champion (HRCH); Grand Hunting Retriever Champion (GRHRCH) and Upland Hunter (UH). See the Hunting Retriever Test Rules link below for more details.


2023 Hunt Test June 3 and 4

River Valley Hunting Retriever Club will be hosting their annual UKC licensed Regular Hunt Test,

 June 3 & 4 , 2023. The test will be held at: 

Wisconsin River Sportsman's Club

 10041 County Hwy Y, Mazomanie WI.

 This event is open to all purebred retrievers and other UKC gun dog breeds.

Advanced entry is preferred and available at


Advanced Entry closes on May 23th 

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