Crosley Youth Hunt a Smash Hit

Nearly 75 children showed up at Crosley FWA last Saturday to spend a day in the field in south eastern Indiana. Hunters reported good dog work and great weather. Thanks to Crosley FWA, Indiana DNR, Clifty Creek CHA and all the volunteers who came together to make the day a success! 


Crosley Youth Squirrel Hunt

HTDA along with Clifty Creek CHA will be putting on a youth squirrel hunt at Crosley FWA in North Vernon, Indiana on Saturday, January 7th. All are welcome, children under 12 need to be accompanied by a parent. Bring warm clothes, your favorite squirrel gun and a hunter orange garment. Dogs, guides and food will all be provided. Participants should arrive by 9:00am. 

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AO HTDA High Scoring Members

Congratulations to Shawn and Seth Isch on their accomplishments at this years Autumn Oaks. Seth handled their English Female NITE CH ‘PR’ Red Ruby Hardtime Dot to a Third Place Nite Ch win and High Scoring HTDA member with a score of 625+. Along with a trophy from HTDA for their win they were awarded a diamond plate dog box. 

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Coming in second place Registered and laying claim to the second dog box was Tim Whitaker with 'PR'Whitakers Black Smokey IV with a score of 575+. 

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2011 Labor Day Classic Warm Up Champion

Danny Whiteford and Whiteford’s Cry Baby were crowned the 2011 PKC LDC Warm Up Champions by being the High Scoring HTDA member. Danny and Cry Baby won the HTDA prize package consisting of a Tri-Tronics Trashbraker G3 EXP with Tracer, four Mark Zepp Coyote DVDs and a Zepps Coon Squaller. Shown in photo (L-R) is Pete Lipscomb and Danny Whiteford. Huge thanks to Mark Zepp and Tri-Tronics for their help with this awesome prize package! 

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The Hoosier Outdoor Adventure Expo

The Hoosier Tree Dog Alliance has announced dates and given the highly successful youth programs a “face lift”. The program, now known as the “Hoosier Outdoor Adventure Expo”, will be a program that will travel to different venues around the state. The program is designed to be an outreach to communities across Indiana for people who are interested in outdoor sports. The HTDA recognizes that there are many potential sportsmen out there that have never taken up the sport for various reasons some of which may include, lack of knowledge, lack of an adequate mentor or a social structure that has never introduced them to outdoor recreation. 

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The “Hoosier Outdoor Adventure Expo” program will bring sporting groups together that share the common goal of preserving Indiana’s outdoor heritage. These groups, in a joint effort, will put on field days at scheduled locations throughout Indiana and make their organizations available to potential hunters. This will allow sporting groups to recruit new members and mentor them into the different sporting activities. Sporting groups will foster a relationship with these new sportsmen that will enable them to grow in the sport. 

Vice President Jeff Morgan stated his goal of the “Hoosier Outdoor Adventure Expo”, “It is our goal to provide information to aspiring sportsmen. If a person wants to learn about bowhunting, we want someone that can talk to them about archery equipment, tree stand tactics and deer. If someone is there that wants to learn about trapping, we want them to be able to talk to a trapper. We want people to leave with answers.” 

The Hoosier Tree Dog Alliance will continue to bridge the gap between different sporting groups and the public by offering progressive outdoor programming. For dates and locations check our message board and events page.