2022-2023 Alaska Waterfowl Regulations

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  October 29th and run until early January 7, 2023. Classes are typically scheduled for Saturdays, but there will be a few Sunday classes. Exact dates are as follows, October 29th, November 5th, 12th, 19th, and 26th.  December 3rd, 17th, and 31st.  Final class is scheduled for January 7. (Dates are tentative, and weather dependent.)

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 ask that each participate in a current 2022 or new 2023 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 10/27/2022

Started: FULL

Advanced: FULL

BOTH CLASSES ARE CURRENTLY FULL, but spots sometimes do become available.  Please Email [email protected] to be put on the waiting list.