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General Requirements for Individual Members

  • A desire to use the CRTA grounds for the exercising and/or training of their retrievers, or a desire to use the CRTA Goose Lake grounds for the exercising and/or training of their NAVHDA-registered versatile hunting dogs.

  • Member in good standing of a club or association that has joined the CRTA as a Member club.<Click here for List of Member Clubs>

  • Good Sportsman.

  • Good Character.

  • No recent occasion of abuse of a dog or abuse of grounds.

  • Not under suspension or disbarment by AKC, UKC, HRC, NAHRA, NAVHDA, or a professional trainers' association.

Individual Membership Categories and Fees

  • The Regular Membership category is for individuals who are "amateurs" as defined by AKC. Spouse Members have all the rights and privileges of a Regular Member.

  • The Professional Membership category is for individuals who are professional trainers. Professional membership also includes one professional assistant when training with the member.

  • Trainers of the Versatile Hunting Dog breeds who are members of NAVHDA and a Member Club of CRTA are eligible to apply for a membership to use the CRTA Goose Lake grounds as either Regular or Professional members.

  • Out-of-state individuals training primarily at Goose Lake must have a Traveling Snowbird membership unless special arrangements are made.

  • Click here for membership fees and details.

Number of Professional Members

  • A maximum of three professional memberships are available for trainers whose primary training use of CRTA grounds takes place on the Denverton and Grizzly Ranch grounds.

  • One professional membership is available for a trainer who wishes to use the CRTA Goose Lake grounds for NAVHDA training.

Membership Camping

  • Dry camping is available on both the Goose Lake and Denverton grounds. CRTA members may purchase pre-paid camping or pay a nightly camping fee of $20 per night.

  • Click here for pre-paid camping fees and details.

How to Join

  • Print forms below and follow instructions on forms.

  • Click here for a 2019 CRTA Membership application form.

  • Click here for landowner's Hold Harmless agreement (required with every membership application).


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