SAVE THE DATES… GNA will be hosting the 2024 Lönssuche!

On behalf of John Liscovitz, President:

Attention!!! We need KlM-GNA member volunteers for the 2024 Lönssuche!

Calling on KlM-GNA members to volunteer their time and talent for the 2024 Lönssuche that will take place in the week of October 12-18, 2024! Yes 2024! What is the Lönssuche, you might ask? The Lönssuche is a once-a-year test event of the KlM Association that takes place in the month of October and showcases some of the Association’s top performing HZP dogs. In addition, the Lönssuche includes a Breed Show which is combined with the HZP test result to make up the final score.

In recognition of the 10th Anniversary of the KlM Landesgruppe North America, our parent club in Germany has asked us to host the Lönssuche 2024 in the U.S.A! Top performing KlM from Germany and the US will participate.

This is truly a unique opportunity for our club – KlM-GNA – to put on a spectacular event that will take place at the Des Plaines State Fish and Wildlife Area in Wilmington, Illinois, just south of Chicago. Members and their dogs, judges and others from Germany will be attending this event, which will be a wonderful opportunity to meet and mingle with our German colleagues.  BUT, we need volunteers to help with the event.

Areas of responsibility include:

  • Arranging Hotels, VRBOs or other accommodation
  • Organizing meals, including a festive evening with award ceremony
  • Transportation – from O’Hare International Airport to the hotel, test site, and locally – creative thinking is needed in this area
  • Assisting with organizing and executing the test and breed show
  • Creating an event program booklet – a catalogue of the participating dogs and handlers
  • Helping with tourist activities for our German guests
  • Event fundraising
  • Setting up and staffing a merchandising table
  • Etc., etc.

While we are hoping many members will attend in person, we understand that you may not be able to do so, but any time or talent that you can offer in supporting this unique opportunity is needed!  Many thanks, and I look forward to hearing from you.

John D Liscovitz


***Click here to get a glimpse of the 2022 Lönssuche***

The 2023 KlM-GNA VJP Test Results are now available!

The results of the 2023 KlM-GNA VJP tests are now available on our 2023 JGHV Test Results page.   Congratulations to all the dogs, handlers, owners & breeders for a job well done!

We’d also like to extend a sincere thank you to everyone who made this testing weekend such a great success!!

Test Coordinator: Ken Bremer
Judges: Heather Prunty (U.S.), Andy Fisch (U.S.), David Wyss (U.S.), Jason Spiegel (U.S. apprentice), Heiko Jürgens (DE), Sebastion Weßling (DE) and Peter Wessling (DE)
The Northern Illinois Beagle Club & landowners who shared their property and all the volunteers who came out to lend a hand!  We apologize if we’ve missed anyone… there are just SO many of you!

Membership Renewal 2023

To renew your membership, KlM-GNA members need only pay the annual dues for 2023You do not need to fill out the Membership Renewal Form, unless there have been changes in your personal situation (new address, phone number or e-mail) or you wish to terminate your membership. In case of changes, email Gretchen Zwerlein, Membership Director, E-mail:

  1. By PayPal in the online Shop of the website (, then look for “Annual Membership Renewal 2023” and follow the prompts)
  2. Or send a check payable to “KlM-GNA” to:
    Joe Yoder, Treasurer, 5420 N. Chester Road, Charlotte, MI 48813

Please note: KlM-GNA publishes a Membership List in the password-protected Member Area of the club website, unless you ask to opt out of this list.

Full Membership renewal (prior to Feb. 1st) – $70

Please note!
Full Membership renewal (after Jan. 31st) – $80

2022 KlM Calendars are here!

We just received a shipment of KlM calendars from Germany!
The calendars cost $25 (includes shipping) and have wonderful photos and short sayings in German about hunting and our dogs. Each month has a beautiful photo of our KlM in a variety of hunting and domestic situations.

To order:

New GNA Hunt(s) Added to the 2021 Calendar!

KLM GNA will be conducting an Iowa Pheasant Hunt in the Spirit Lake / Lake Okoboji area of Iowa Nov. 20-22, 2021! The hunt will be in groups on public land. These areas are very large (several hundred to several thousand acres) able to accommodate larger groups. There will also be opportunities if you wish to break off and explore on your own.  The hunting conditions are primarily large high density native grass fields and cat tail depressions.

Also, a second hunt is being considered at this time for December 27-29th pending interest and weather conditions.  See our Event Calendar for more details!

Update Regarding the KlM-GNA Fall Hunt in Pierre, S.D.

KLM-GNA fall hunt in Pierre South Dakota

After strong consideration, we have made the decision to cancel the fall hunt in Pierre South Dakota scheduled for November 4th – 7th. Because of the extended drought and the emergency livestock grazing that was allowed on the public land, there is little cover to hold birds. The club has had a couple of our members visit the area to confirm what opportunities may be available, with the recommendation(s) coming back not having people travel for what will be very little opportunity to enjoy working our dogs.

We are exploring an alternative hunt this year in the northwestern part of Iowa which has good ground cover and encouraging reports from the Iowa’s DNR August road survey. The hunt would be on the numerous public areas around Storm Lake, Iowa with potential dates being November 20th – 23rd, December 17th – 20th , December 27th -30th or that first week in January. Please reach out to me if you are interested so that we can land on a date if there is enough interest.

John D Liscovitz
President, KlM-GNA