“Inspire and promote outstanding Amateur Bird Dog Competition while supporting and conserving Upland Habitat.”

The AFTCA’s mission is to advocate and support Amateur Bird Dog Field Trial competition in quality events and to strive to make available to amateur participants extraordinary Upland Bird venues on which to compete.

To foster and increase interest in and knowledge of Upland Game Birds and their conservation in order to perpetuate them for future generations.

To organize for the purpose of strengthening our capacity to meet our objectives of improving the status and existence of Upland Birds and the genetics and performance of Bird Dogs.

Top Amateur Handler - Challenge for the Blue

The second season of the largest and most inclusive Amateur Handler Award in the AFTCA’s history and in the sport of Field Trialing has begun!

For complete details on this competition for Individual Members and Member Clubs visit Top Amateur Handler.

For great Sponsorship opportunities visit Top Amateur Handler Sponsorship.

Amateur Handler Award

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15 Oct 2021 News > Championships ~ Drawings

2021 National Amateur Pheasant Shooting Dog Championship

National Amateur Pheasant Shooting Dog Championship Lacy Township, NJ, Judges, Ronnie Rogers & Mike Mullineaux Starting Thursday October 21, 2021   1a. Fluid Drive, PM, Joe Lordi 1b. Springflow’s Back Bruiser, PM, Chris Catanzarite 2a. Thomas Adirondack Tripp, PM, Jim Thomas 2b. Limbsmoke Skeet Rock, SM, Lloyd Miller 3a. Bella Bull, PF, Ernie Saniga                                 …

National Amateur Championship Calender

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27 Sep 2021 News > Championships ~ Drawings

2021 National Amateur Grouse Championship

National Amateur Grouse Championship Meredith, MI September 30, 2021 Judges, Joe Cammisa & Dave Terhaar   1a. Wayward Flying Tomato, SM, McMillen/Gomes 1b. Warriors Zeke, PM, Eric Mundan 2a. Runnin On Duncan, SM, Robert Boos 2b. Thornapple Cody, SM, Bob Leet 3a. Springpond Rockin Gibby, SM Lonnie Rademacher 3b. Vital’s Grouse Ringer, SM, Gary Vitali 4a. Ghost Train Sassy, SF, Tom Fruchey 4b. Rowlings Star, SF, IS Chuck Rowling 5a.…