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2020 ORPA Bird Dog Challenge

Ohio Rifle & Pistol Association

Bird Dog Hunt Challenge

Awards Top 4 Flushing & Top 4 Pointing

Sunday March 22, 2020

 Brier Oak Hunt Club 5316 Sandhill Rd. Bellevue OH. 44811


1 or 2 person/s, 1 dog per team, 4 birds in field. Scoring is  birds in hand, full or partial retrieve, time 20 minute limit. Open to the Public. Cost $80 per team, ORPA members with proof of membership $71

Click here for flyer/entrance form.  

2019 Bird Dog Challenge Results

On March 16th, 2019 the Ohio Rifle & Pistol Association held their 8th annual Bird Dog Challenge. Here are the results.

 ORPA 2019 Birddog Challenge

The top dog award went to Nick Portentoso (back center) & Dana Portentoso (right) each holding the three column trophy, with their lab Ronto. In flushing Don Hunter (left) & Eli Coble (front) took 1st place with Dakota, 2nd place with Oreo and 3rd place with Sophie all three English Springer Spaniels. 4th place went to Will Collins and his lab Doc (not pictured).

 ORPA 2019 Birddog Challenge Pointing

In pointing class Rick Barone (right) took 1st place with Squirt, 2nd place with Molly, and 3rd place with Lucky.  All three are English Setters. 4th place went to Kevin Stratton (left) with his dog Remi a Brittany.

The ORPA Hunt Challenge for 2020 will be held next March

Check back at https://orpa.net/index.php/shooting-disciplines/hunting for more information.



ORPA and ORPA-affiliated clubs offer a few different programs for both novices and experienced hunters.

In October, ORPA sponsors a Pheasant Hunt Challenge at Brier Oak Hunt Club near Bellevue, Ohio. Trophies are awarded to the top three in Flushing Class and Pointing Class. There is a youth category as well.

To participate, contact ORPA Hunting Director This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (email) or by phone at (567) 278-1551.

For youth, several ORPA member clubs provide hunter orientation programs. Every November the Greene County Fish & Game Club near Xenia, Ohio runs a youth pheasant hunt with support from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). The day begins with a hunter education course, followed by trap shooting, and culminating with a pheasant hunt. For more information visit:  http://www.gcfng.com/youth/youthhunt.html

Check out our Weblinks below for more useful Hunting information. 

2018 Upland Hunt Challenge Results

Here are the results from the 2018 7th annual ORPA Upland Challenge 

Winners for 2018 Pointing Upland Challenge

1st Place Pointing Charles Fashing pictured second from right Dave Miller on right.
2nd, 3rd & 4th place pointing Brad Minnick pictured second from left and his daughter Morgan Minnick.
2018 Upland Challenge Flushing Finishers
1st & 4th place flushing Dave Miller right and his son Ryan Miller center.
2nd & 3rd place flushing Don Hunter pictured left

2017 Upland Hunt Challenge Results

 The Ohio Rifle & Pistol Association 6th annual Upland Hunt Challenge was held at Brier Oak Hunt Club near Bellevue, Ohio March 2017. There were two divisions flushing & pointing with trophies for the top three.

2017 1st Flush

1st place flushing was won by Tim Riley pictured left his lab Brodie and Mario Livojevic. 2nd place was Mario Livojevic pictured right with his lab Libby and Hayden Tiell not pictured.

2017 3rd fush

3rd place flushing was Corey Cosper pictured with his springer Beretta.

2017 1st Point

1st Place pointing was Hayden Tiell pictured left and Don Hunter holding Dakota.

2017 2nd Point

2nd place pointing Nick Portentoso holding his lab Rontu and Stanley Sayre holding the trophy.
3rd place pointing picture unavailable Justin Sengstock with lab Willy
For more information for the next ORPA Upland Hunt Challenge contactThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Hunters & Clubs - Send us your stories & pictures

Please send to Don Hunter hunting-related articles that may be of interest to ORPA members, including pictures of ORPA members, their children or hunting events conducted by associated clubs. Pictures should have an information line and pictures with a light background reprint better in black and white than dark pictures. Any pictures sent by US mail that you want returned please state so and include a return address. I will take care of the return postage myself. 

Contact information; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or US mail;
Don Hunter
1379 N. State Route 635
Tiffin, OH. 44883

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