Evan Graham Seminar Update

Evan Graham
About Us (evan-graham.net)
Basics and Early Transition Seminar
July 22, 23 and 24 2022
Sponsored by Midnight Sun Gun Dog Association and Wetland Retrievers/Baron Rea
Hello everyone, we now have some more details regarding this training class and wanted to get some info out to you. We are very excited to have the opportunity to bring Evan Graham and his assistant trainer to Alaska.
First a little about the seminar, from Evan, “Our standards for seminars. We have a finite amount of time, and a vast amount of information to cover. Because of that, there is a standard announcement I make the first morning at our seminars. That is: “This is not a train the dog day. It’s a train the trainer day. With that in mind, I have no idea which attendee’s dogs will actually work, or to what extent. But, because of the nature of this event, we will do our best to involve as many dogs as are instructive to the group as a whole; no more, no less.”
Our goal in any seminar is that all of those who attend will be substantially better trainers when the event is over than they were when it began. I believe that is how I can be of most value during our time together.”
There will be 20 handler dog teams that will be chosen, and an unlimited amount of observer spots. We know there will be lots of interest into becoming involved in the seminar. The handler/dog teams will “chosen by us” that will best demonstrate what Evan is looking to teach on specific days. From obedience, e-collar conditioning, force fetch, pile work, casting drills, water work, land and water marks and some transition level setups. If you wish to be a handler/dog team you will need to sign up as an observer first, then drop us a note requesting to be upgraded to a Handler/Team. Please use webmaster@msgda.org for all correspondence. Handler teams will be picked by July10th, and an additional Invoice will be emailed to those chosen. A list of the handler’s teams will also be put on the MSGDA website. All payments are via PayPal, or you can also mail in a check made out to MSGDA. Prices are below, please note there is an additional fee to use PayPal, this covers our costs to use this service. The Pay Pal button on the MSGDA site will only be set up for observers, and will be active on the MSGDA website very soon.
Handler / dog team $200 Check/$215 PayPal
Observer spot $100 Check/$110 PayPal
Class locations will be in the Mat-Su Valley and could be as far out as Pt. Mackenzie. You do NOT have to be a member of MSGDA to participate. One thing to note regarding this class, this is not a fundraiser for MSGDA, or Wetland Retrievers. Our purpose of this class is to support and promote the local retriever community and make everyone better at what we love doing. With that being said, we will have expenses. To limit as many as possible, we are looking for volunteers to house Evan and his assistant for a few days, as well as airline miles or a companion ticket to help cover airline expenses. If you can help with that, please reach out to the email above. Thank you

Evan Graham Seminar

Pheasant Hunt Raffle

Pheasant Hunt Raffle

Pheasant Hunt Raffle



Limited to 950 Tickets (ALL TICKETS ARE SOLD)
Drawing held on April 23, 2022 at the AK WSF Banquet
Need Not Be Present to Win

Win a three-day pheasant hunt for you and your favorite hunting partner. This exceptional package includes a Beretta Silver Pigeon I shotgun for each of you along with two thousand dollars for travel expenses and six-hundred dollars for licenses and gear.

The hunt is located in Aberdeen, SD, in the heart of some of the best pheasant hunting in the world. This operation is situated on over 20,000 acres of prime pheasant hunting in some of the best grass fields, CRP, sloughs, tree lines and food plots in South Dakota. This all-inclusive pheasant hunting package is designed to ensure you and your partner experience the hunt of a lifetime.

All hunts are fully guided by experienced guides and well-trained dogs. They guarantee you will leave with a cooler full of pheasants and a smile on your face! Clients are welcome to bring their own dogs. Shotguns will be shipped to the US FFL of winner’s choice.

• Pheasant hunt for two hunters – available dates in 2022 or 2023
• Two Beretta Silver Pigeon I shotguns (one 20ga and one 12 ga)
• Two $1000 VISA Gift Cards towards travel
• Two $300 Cabela’s gift cards towards license and gear
• All meals, lodging, and in-field transportation during the hunt
• 5 Birds / person / day
• Experienced professional guide with dogs, yes you can bring yours too.
• Shotgun shells and bird cleaning
• All beverages including beer and alcohol
• TV/Satellite/Wi-Fi

• Fly to Aberdeen, SD – Outfitter will meet and transfer to lodge
• Or you can drive to lodge and Outfitter will provide directions