HRC Camo Policy - Clothing Policy Change Announcement

The following policy was adopted by the HRC Board Of Directors at their national meeting on June 8, 2019.

Clothing worn in retrieving hunt tests by judges, hunt marshals, gunners, and handlers must be full camouflage, in colors suitable for waterfowl hunting.

Including: Upper body: shirt, blouse, coat or jacket

Lower body: shorts, pants, skirt, or waders

Optional Head coverings: hat, visor, netting

This policy replaces the previous policy on Clothing found in the current HRC Rulebook on page 7.

The policy is effective immediately, however to allow handlers and others affected by this policy time to obtain the appropriate clothing, per the HRC Executive Committee, there will be a grace period lasting until September 1, 2019.

HRC June/July issue of Hunting Retriever

SMRC members,

The magazine posts club reports and they also post pictures. They post up to 7 pictures and have a few basic things to follow: Provide what you would like the leading header information for each picture. I will file a report with our Region 9A PR Rep Lori Greer, and will send her any pictures you have that you would like to be posted. Please send pictures to me for the June/July issue and I will send in.


Jack Jewsbury

January 26, 2019 Southwest Missouri Retrievers Club Meeting

Our club met at Smith’s in Bolivar for our Annual Christmas meeting. We had 20 members present and had a great meal. After we finished dinner Deb gave the minutes from our last meeting, and introduced our new members. We then elected officers, and board members. We continued with the officers reports, and report from our AKC hunt test that was held in October. Deb will be sending out minutes by email to all club members soon covering all finished and unfinished business that we covered.

Yearly Dues, Trailer, HRC & AKC Hunt Tests, Grounds, Ducks, Website, New Equipment, Hunt and Fish/Springfield, Training Days, Meetings, and other items were all discussed .

Announcement: John Bogert - Lifetime membership for his involvement, dedication, and total support of our club.

Great to see everyone there, more to come. My first try at inputting on our website.


Jack Jewsbury

2018 Fall AKC Hunt Test


We have nailed down a date and details for our Fall AKC Hunt Test:

Date:  October 20 & 21, 2018

Where:  Red Label Kennels in El Dorado Springs Missouri

Time:  8:00am each day

Levels Tested:

Saturday October 20th/ Masters

Saturday October 20th/Senior

Sunday October 21th/Junior

** Food will be on the grounds provided by SMRC


Click on the heading and let us know in the comments section if you can be available to help.  

Great Training Day!

We had a fantastic training day with old and new club members; about 30 in attendance. We started the day with an obedience lesson from Bud and then we all grabbed a pup and tried to put that information into practice. After a wonderful lunch, we headed back out to run some marks. It was great to see everyone there! Thank you to Becky and Bud for hosting this event. 

Training Day

Reminder: We will be having a training day at Bud's training grounds (Red Label Kennels) on April 14th. This is a great opportunity to learn from some of the best trainers around! We will also be providing hamburgers, hot dogs, chips and baked beans for lunch. Let us know if you have any questions.