Welcome to the Northeast Texas Hunting Retriever Club
We are affiliated with the United Kennel Club / Hunting Retriever Club with membership residing in Tyler, Longview and the surrounding area. 

After recognizing the benefits of hunting with a trained retriever and the benefits of comraderie among friends, the NETHRC was formed by Greg McKinny, Roy Mackey, and Ken Kennedy in 1996. The purpose of the club is to support and uphold the tenants of the HRC and to educate its membership according to the rules and regulations as stipulated in the HRC rulebook regarding the Hunt Test Sport. This is achieved through informative lectures of guest speakers at our monthly meetings, as well as, at monthly training days. These take place year round, excluding hunting season, and are beneficial to the handler and dog to further equip them in the field.

Whatever the desires for your retriever may be, NETHRC is committed to the support of the handler/trainer at that level. To that end, monthly training days are a significant part of realizing goals set forth by the member. Whether the desire is for a finished hunting partner  or a Finished Hunting Retriever , our club is devoted to the handler/trainer in supplying knowledge, encouragement and support while having fun along the way. And, yes, there is celebration with the hunter/retriever team as successes are realized, titles are won, ducks are retrieved, and days of man and dog are enriched by sweet experiences that become the treasures of a lifetime. 

Do you have a retrieving companion that could use a little training? Looking to get involved and participating in hunt tests? Realism is what we are all about! Combine that with the environment of family oriented fun and you've found the perfect combination for advancing your field companion and building friendships that traverse the years - and the miles.

We are an affiliate of the
Hunting Retriever Club, Inc., an internationally recognized and globally respected program for retrievers that trains and tests retrievers under realistic hunting principles. The Hunting Retriever Club, Inc. ("HRC") supports over 130 clubs around the US and Canada. No matter where you travel, you're never far from the HRC family.

Interested in joining the premier sporting retriever club in the Tyler, TX area?

Click for our Membership Package

NETHRC hosts several special events throughout the year. Regular training and sanctioned hunt tests offered in waterfowl and upland hunt settings. Our training days offer the support of other members, some of which are professional dog trainers. This makes them ideal places to get advice and support from experienced members.

We also enjoy more "fun" with club Clay Shoots, seminars and clinics, and additional entertainment as our club members elect.

HRC members are also welcomed to participate in a variety of events offered by other clubs in our area, region and across the country.

We hold meetings monthly on the third Tuesday @ 7pm of every month. We invite you to join our hunters for dinner and a meeting - we'd love to meet you!

We invited you to join NETHRC
Coming Events:
CLUB TRAINING DAY - Sunday, April 12, 2015 - 9:00 until we get finished. Held at the Adam's Bar 3 Brangus Ranch in Beckville, TX. - the site of our hunt test: 5362 Tx Highway 149, Beckville, TX 75631-1725

HRC HUNT TEST: April 25-26, 2015. Two flights of FINISHED each day. Please enter before the closing date. Test will be held in Beckville, Texas between Tatum and Carthage. Click for Premium/Entry Form

Craig Pitts
Marshall, TX

Byron Bass
Troup, TX
Vice President

Sarah Willett
Marshall, TX

Erika Rigsby
Bullard, TX

Earl Rigsby
Training Day Coordinator




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