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Spring Grand

April 24-29, 2017
Greensboro, Alabama

Hosted by Bay Area Hunting Retriever Club

About The Spring Grand

The Spring Grand is one of two semiannual International Grand Hunts conducted by the Hunting Retriever Club, Inc. International Grand Hunt Committee at selected host HRC Club locations. This hunt test is for Hunting Retriever Champions (HRCH). It duplicates actual hunting conditions found throughout the country. The successful completion of two of these Grand tests will qualify a Hunting Retriever Champion for the UKC title of Grand Hunting Retriever Champion (GRHRCH).

Spring Grand

Event Information

Requirements and Policies

For participating in HRC International Grand hunts the premium requires that you have read and understand the following information.

Entry Forms must be made online at The participant will have until midnight CDST March 27, 2017 to enter to be eligible for entry in this Grand Hunt.

The Entry Form Must Have:

  • HRC Membership number for both the Owner and the Handler, both valid as of the entry deadline date;
  • A valid UKC Registration;
  • Only one (1) Handler - the individual actually handling the dog;
  • Electronic acceptance of the Release of Liability and certifying the immunizations of the dog are current and appropriate;
  • Acknowledgment and acceptance of the terms and conditions of refund policies.

Conditional Entry- A Conditional entry may be received on or before midnight CDST March 27, 2017 without a dog acquiring the necessary 100 HRCH points to enter the Grand event. It is the OWNER’S responsibility to ensure that his/her dog is eligible to be entered. Any dog entered in the Grand that does not have 100 points PRIOR to the Grand will not receive Championship Points or Grand Pass credit if the dog passes the Grand. Please contact the Secretary to remove the conditional entry from the Grand Hunt. Entry fee less any processing fees will be refunded to the Owner. Plaque fees are not refundable.

Eligibility - It is the owner’s responsibility to ensure that: 1) his/her dog is eligible to be entered (has earned HRCH); 2) the Owner listed is the Registered Owner on record with UKC; and 3) both the Owner and Handler have provided HRC Membership numbers and both must be valid as of the entry deadline date of March 27, 2017.

Any of the above items listed in error shall prevent the awarding of points at the conclusion of the event.

Logistics - Handlers choosing to travel in the same vehicle must make their own logistical arrangements in order for each handler to be at the appropriate series when it is their turn to run.

Flights/Running Order - Handlers MAY request being in a Flight with someone else and all reasonable attempts will be made to honor the request. Handlers sequence preference of running their dogs will NOT be accepted.

Scratches - Scratches no longer require a Veterinarian’s Certificate (Illness, Injury or Bitch in Season). Plaque fees are not refundable. Scratches are subject to a $25 fee after the close of the entries. This fee is not imposed on scratches with replacement dogs. Scratches prior to the close of the entries are fully refundable less any processing fees.

Notes & Reminders

Handlers Check-In/Meeting/Banquet

Sunday, April 23, 2017
Banquet: Greensboro Recreation Center, 515 Green Street, Greensboro AL 36744

Handler Check-in 2:30-4:30 p.m.
Handler Meeting 4:30-5:00 p.m.
Banquet 5:00 p.m.

All club proceeds will be donated to the Barnett Lawley Forever Wild Field Trial Area.

Remember gun safety and sportsmanship!

Local Information

Local Grand Hunt Committee

Grand Hunt Chairman: Jack Gravely
Grand Marshall: Richard Gravely
Grand Hunt Secretary: Diana Peacock
Grand Hunt Treasurer: Glenn Dye
Game Steward: Thad Simmons


Greensboro Vet Clinic
1405 State Street, Greensboro AL 36744
Jimmy Payne & Lena Perry

Lodging & Camping

For full list of surrounding hotels and campgrounds, refer to the HRC website and International Grand Facebook page.