December Training Day Cancelled

Due to the holidays, there will be no training day during the month of December.  We will resume in January with our monthly training days.

Membership Renewals

It’s that time of year again – you know, the time I start bugging you about membership dues!

All membership renew on January 1st of each year.  Please renew your membership, if you have not already done so.

You can download a hard copy of the membership application from the web site at https://www.nefhrc.net/documents/fillable-member-app.pdf. Simply fill out the application and mail it, along with payment, to the address shown in the body of the application.

Alternatively, you can access the Online Membership Application on the web site at https://nefhrc.net/club-information/online-membership-application/. Renewing has never been so easy. The club uses PayPal to collect payment for the dues. You do not need a PayPal account in order to check out. You can enter credit card information directly.

Don’t forget—renew today if you have not already done so. Don’t miss out on club news and activities!

New strain of canine distemper virus arrives in North America

I found this article on the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine web site. I doubt anyone in the club is currently affected. However, I thought it might be a good idea to post a link to the article that you can pass on to friends and family.  This has potential to be quite devastating, especially in the wild.

New strain of canine distemper virus arrives in North America

A young dog imported from South Korea into Western Canada last fall brought along a dangerous hitchhiker: the Asia-1 strain of canine distemper virus (CDV), which had never before been reported in North America.

Scientists at Cornell’s Animal Health Diagnostic Center (AHDC) identified the virus in samples from the dog, which they suspect was part of a shipment of animals rescued from a Korean meat market by an animal welfare organization. Dogs that are already immunized against CDV likely are not at risk from the Asian strain. But if the virus comes into contact with wildlife, it may take a serious toll on wild carnivore populations.

“Well-meaning people are trying to save animals, but when you move animals, you move their infectious disease,” said Dr. Edward Dubovi, director of the virology laboratory at the AHDC and a professor of Population Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences. “If this particular Asia-1 strain got out into the wildlife population, then it’s here forever, because you can’t get rid of it once it hits wildlife.”

Read full article at https://www.vet.cornell.edu/news/20190318/new-strain-canine-distemper-virus-arrives-north-america.

Event Calendar Update

The Club Event Calendar has been updated to include events scheduled from January through May 2020, including NEFHRC training days.  Please be advised these dates are tentative and could be subject to change.  Be sure to check the calendar periodically for updates.

Also, as a reminder, 2020 is a Leap Year. February, therefore, has 29 days!

UPDATE September Training Day

The September Training Day will be held on Saturday, September 14, 2019 at the Clay Country Fairgrounds.  We will not be using the main entrance as we did before, due to problems encountered with that entrance.

Access for the training will be 4140 Springbank Rd. Greencove Springs, FL . Jenny will be out early to put out signs.

The Event Calendar has been updated to reflect this new entrance and a map with directions should be available on that page.

September Training Day

There will be no Hunt Test in September.

I have arranged to have a club training day at the Clay County Fair grounds Saturday September 14th. I have been told we need to use a different access to that back field from Spring Bank Rd. I hope to get by there this week/weekend to check it out so I can provide proper directions.

Thank you!

Jenny

August Training Day Reminder

This month our training day will be Saturday, August 10th at 8AM.
We will meet at SSJ QUAIL FARM in Hilliard.

See the Events Calendar for directions/map.

July Training Day Cancelled

There will be no training day during the month of July due to conflicts.

July Newsletter

The July issue of The Hunter’s Blind will be a few days late. Unfortunately, there have been a few family emergencies that have needed my attention the past two weeks. While they’re not over, they have at least “calmed down”.

I will have the newsletter done as soon as possible. And, thank you for your patience!

Training Day Reminder

Hi All,

A reminder that our June training day will be held at Betsy Reiney’s property on Sat. June 15.  We will start at 8 AM.

280 Palmetto Bluff Rd.

Palatka, FL 32177

Bring plenty of water for you and your dogs, fans, chairs, a sack lunch….whatever you need to stay cool and comfortable!

We’ll also hold our annual meeting on Saturday.  Jenny attended the HRC meeting last week and will have all the latest news to report.

See you there!

Nancy Refsnider

Secretary, NEFHRC