National Amateur Pheasant Shooting Dog Championship

Champion: Touch 's Match Point; owner/handler Austin Turley

Runner Up: True Confidence; owner/handler Frank Lanasa



President's Comments - T-5 Recovery Device

August 22, 2014

Having had a few inquiries about the recent recommendation for approval of the Garmin T-5, hopefully the following will clear up any confusion on this topic.

The Garmin T-5 has been approved by both the Field Dog Stud Book and the A.F.T.C.A. for use in competition during the ’14-’15 field trial season.



 Jim Crouse

 President, A.F.T.C.A


President's Comments - August 2014

  photo photo_zps7efe00a5.jpg               A new season will “officially” open Monday, August 18, 2014 with the commencing of the National Amateur Pheasant Shooting Dog Championship in Circle, Montana.  A great entry of 48 was drawn for this stellar event!  Updates and results will be available on the AFTCA website as available.

                Much information is available on the website and I would encourage you to visit at your leisure.  During the past year improvements have been accomplished and there are more to come in the near future.  Please familiarize yourself with the options available for your enjoyment.  Should you encounter any difficulty in using the site, Ms. Huffman will gladly assist if you will contact her.

                Reporting information at the conclusion of a trial is vital to timely records maintenance.  Information pertaining to reporting can be found in my comments dated November 5, 2013. 

                Your officers, trustees and secretary work for you!  I would encourage you to contact any of them should you have a question or concern about the AFTCA.  They will gladly help you if given the opportunity.

                As we begin a new season, please remember many people are involved with keeping our sport thriving and alive.  Private land owners, federal and state fish and game employees, amateur field trialers and others contribute greatly to the success of our beloved sport!  Don’t forget to thank those who contribute significantly so that we all may enjoy the great outdoors and this great sport!

                In closing, I wish each of you a safe and successful field trial season!


Jim Crouse

President, AFTCA

Certificate Date Stake Placed Total Dogs Bonus Points Points