Yankee Golden Retriever Club

Field Training

Shot Flier Day

Saturday, May 14, 2022

West Thompson Dam Site, West Thompson, CT

Please read carefully!  Registration links are at the bottom of this page. 

WHO: YGRC members and YGRC Field Class Participants - Please note space may be limited and   preference will be given to YGRC members.

WHAT:  Shot Fliers (Ducks) -  Maximum of 2 fliers per dog, and 2 dogs per participant. 


WHERE: West Thompson Dam Site, West Thompson, CT

WHEN:  Saturday, May 14, 2022  Starting: at 8:30 am and running till mid-late afternoon.  

COST: $25 per bird plus an event fee of $10 per handler.  Prepayment and entry form are due by:

midnight on May 7, 2022.  Entries received after the May 7 deadline will not be accepted. NO EXCEPTIONS. No refunds after the closing date.  If mailing your entry form, leave adequate time for it to arrive. We are not responsible for late, lost or misdirected mail. 


Other Information:

  • New this year: bitches in heat will be allowed to run. If you bring a bitch in heat to SFD, please notify the Marshal and the running order will be adjusted to allow you to run last. 

  • Also new this year after the land and water series are completed, there will be an opportunity to run your dog(s) in blind retrieves. Your dog should be able to complete a simple blind retrieve.  

  • Regarding Covid: Shot Flier Day will follow the AKC Best Practices, State of Connecticut Guidelines and USACE requirements. Masks must be worn if required.  This information will be provided with the “Premium” participants in SFD receive.  A signed Covid waiver may be required. 
    • Please provide your own lunch, drinks, chairs, shade, sun block, water for dogs, and especially mask, hand sanitizer, hand held radio, whistle, hearing protection & duck call. Due to Covid there will be no sharing of personal equipment.
    • YGRC will provide all that is needed for a test setup: Thunderguns, popper guns, blinds, birds, handler gun, decoys, live gunners, wingers, etc. 
    • We do need your help! Please plan to stay for the full day so we can rotate workers. There will be land and water series with a predetermined running order and working order for each. Abilities of dogs/handlers will be mixed in each group. 


    Contact William Stromeyer: redtop2@verizon.net or 508-274-8698 


    You can register online by clicking the register button below, OR by printing the paper form (link is below) and mailing your payment.  

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