Hello everyone, we hope you had a great Christmas, and we wish you all a Happy New Year!

We have some exciting news to announce, we have found the support we have been looking for to move forward with the process of hosting the 2024 NAHRA Invitational.  This will be the third time we have hosted this event and this event is open to all NAHRA MHR’s or higher, or dogs with MH’s and two NAHRA Senior passes.  With that being said, we have adjusted some of our events this year to have more opportunities for Intermediate and Senior dogs to get qualified prior to 2024.  We have added an extra day (Friday) to most of our licensed events for the higher stakes, there is no change to the regular weekend events, please check our schedule on our website for 2023 event dates. Upcoming Events – Midnight Sun Gun Dog Association (msgda.org)

For 2023, you will also see that we are bringing back Evan Graham to hold a more in-depth seminar than the one he did last summer.  We hope to get as many handlers and observers signed up for this great opportunity.  Evan Graham Seminar – Midnight Sun Gun Dog Association (msgda.org)

Lastly, please remember to renew your memberships if you haven’t done so already, Membership – Midnight Sun Gun Dog Association (msgda.org)  MSGDA has renewed our leases for Square Pond MSGDA Square Pond – Midnight Sun Gun Dog Association and Pt. Mac  MSGDA Pt. Mac Training Land – Midnight Sun Gun Dog Association . Please don’t forget to update your access cards for 2023, and get your hold harmless agreement turned in.

We look forward to what 2023 brings!  Thank you for all your continued support.

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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.