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Hunt Test 
What is a Hunt Test?
Unlike a field trial where dogs compete against each other top prize, a hunt test is a sport in which dogs are evaluated against a written hunting standard, without competition. For pointing breeds like the GSP, the test is designed to demonstrate the dog's ability to search for, find, point and retrieve birds back to their handlers, as well as honoring another dog's point, and trainability. Depending on which level of the test the dog is entered in, some or all of these abilities is evaluated. Dogs are run in pairs called a "brace". Each dog is judged and scored from 1-10 in each category of ability. A minimum score of 5 in each category, and an average overall score of 7 means the dog has "qualified" or passed the test and earns qualifying legs toward a Junior, Senior, or Master Hunter title. Hunt tests are conducted on foot. Judges, handlers and gallery all walk the course...yes; you do get a lot of good exercise! Please see the AKC pointing breed hunt test history, brochure, and rules for a more in-depth explanation of this sport.

Where Are the Hunt Tests Held?

All of our hunt tests are held at the Dr. John E. Flaherty Field Trial Area on Tromley Road in East Windsor, CT. It is a 500 acre managed wildlife grounds owned by the State of CT Department of Environmental Protection and maintained by the Flaherty Field Trial Clubs Association specifically for these types of events. Click on the map for driving directions.

GPS Coordinates: N 41.90352 W 72.59758

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Next Hunt Test Event 

Please see the event calendar for our next hunt test date. A complete listing of all field events held at Flaherty and other CT field trial areas can be found on the CT DEEP website.


Event Secretary

Questions and inquiries should be directed to our hunt test secretary, Donna Roy.



Entry forms for the hunt tests are called "premiums" and will be posted here as soon as they become available.

Running Order

Dogs are run in a specific order based on how they were chosen in a lottery drawing of all entries. Running orders will be posted here as soon as possible after the lottery, which is usually held on the Wednesday evening prior to the hunt test.



Results of the hunt tests will be posted here when they become available.

  • Spring 2016 Hunt Test: Event Cancelled



 Photo Gallery

Pics of the Weekend

May 2017 Hunt Test


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Photo Archives

Click on the cameras below to view pdf's of previously posted event photos.






 June 2010

Hunt Test




November 2011

Hunt Test




June 2013

Hunt Test

November 2014

Hunt Test

December 2016
Hunt Test



October 2010

Hunt Test




 June 2012

Hunt Test



November 2013

Hunt Test

June 2015

Hunt Test

May 2016

Hunt Test



 June 2011

 Hunt Test


 October 2012

Hunt Test


June 2014
Hunt Test


November 2015
Hunt Test





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