Please join us Saturday May 8th. This years 2021 Picnic fun day will be a little different. Because of the current Covid guidelines, MSGDA could not count on a venue to host our annual banquet and fundraiser, so we are taking it outside.

This year we will incorporate the fun day into our membership meeting, and fundraiser. This year we will have a silent auction going on throughout the day, a potluck dinner, and pull our raffle winners for some awesome prizes. We hope you can come out and enjoy the day with us.

Please reach out to us with any questions [email protected]

May 8, 2021 Picnic Test Flyer and Info (Click Here)

Raffle info

The Midnight Sun Gun Dog Association is happy to announce that it is  holding a pre-event raffle for our Picnic fun day event.  Tickets are available via the MSGDA website; www.msgda.org or from a MSGDA member. Tickets are $20 a piece, 6 tickets for $100, or 15 for $250 which includes a free entry at the picnic test.  Those who choose to purchase tickets online will be mailed a ticket stub for each ticket purchased.  Drawing will be held at the Boyd’s farm in Palmer on Saturday May 8th  Please contact Kent Bull (907) 229-2951, [email protected] with any questions. Alaska Gaming Permit #2941

1st Prize: CZ Sharp-Tail 28 Gauge Side by Side

2nd Prize: Stoeger P350 12 Gauge Max-5 Shotgun

3rd Prize: Zinger Winger Field Trialer G4

4th Prize: Zinger 4 Pole Holding Blind

5th Prize: Tanglefree Ultimate Back Pack

Picnic Fun Day Raffle Ticket Details (Click Here)

Picnic Fun Day Raffle

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2023/24 MSGDA Winter Training Class

Fall/Winter Training Classes


MSGDA is happy to once again be teaming up with Baron Rea at Wetland Retrievers to provide retriever training this fall and into early winter. Field work will typically be held in various locations in the valley, there may be classroom classes help in Anchorage. Classes are scheduled to begin in late October and run until early January 2024. Exact dates will be announced later on. Classes are typically scheduled for Saturdays, but there will be a few Sunday classes. 

We will once again have an advanced class that starts at 10am, and a Started/Early Transition class with a start time of noon. Each class is limited to 15 dogs, and we ask that you limit 1 dog per handler per class. Please sign up quick as classes will fill. We require that each participate is a current 2023 or new 2024 member. Questions can be directed to MSGDA at this email address. [email protected].


Wondering what class your dog should be in?  Started dogs need early obedience, field into, early multiple marks, force fetch, and collar conditioning.  Started dogs need to get through basic handling such as T and baseball before moving up.

Advanced dogs should be completely forced fetched, collar conditioned and are past T work.  These dogs should be able to run patterns, and at a minimum run established blinds with a gun in the field.  Advance dogs should be steady at the line, capable of doing multiple marks, and stop on a whistle and accepts cast to change direction.

Please understand your dog may get moved up or down during these classes based on its level and performance.

Current Spots available as of 9/21/2023

Started: 15

Advanced: 15

BOTH CLASSES ARE CURRENTLY OPEN, we will update once classes are full, but spots sometimes do become available.  Please Email [email protected] to be put on the waiting list.