Ringneck Festival Bird Dog Challenge

The Ringneck Festival Bird Dog Challenge is the kick off to the Ringneck Festival as a two day event on November 2 and 3, 2023. This exhibition tests the skills of two hunters and one dog. Each hunter is limited to five shells each as the team attempts to retrieve six birds in a 15 minute time period. Points are awarded to each team based on birds harvested, full retrieves, partial retrieves, normal retrieves, shots not takes, and every second remaining on the clock. Contestants may enter multiple times, but must change up one element of the team - hunter or dog change. Each entry fee is $175 per team and includes a ticket to Friday night's Ringneck Dinner and Festivities.

Cash prizes are awarded to First through Fifth place teams.

Application deadline is October 6, 2024. Any openings following dealine will be filled first-come basis.

2024 Ringneck Festival Bird Dog Rules and Application

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