“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

We are excited to announce the creation of the largest and most inclusive Amateur Handler Award in the AFTCA’s history and in the sport of Field Trialing starting this season!

For complete details on this new 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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26 Jan 2021 News > Championships ~ Drawings

2021 National Amateur Shooting Dog Championship

National Amateur Shooting Dog Championship Inola, OK  January 29, 2021 Judges, Dr. Bob Rankin and Lynn Oxendine 1a. One Day Daddy Boy, PM, Layne Hodges           19a. Ten Oaks Casandra, PF, Lou Qualitere 1b. Greypointe Kilogramo, PM, Doug Meyer            19b. Quantona’s Reciprocal, ISF Kelly Akin 2a. Hale’s High Flyer, PF, Jeff Hale                     …
26 Jan 2021 News > Championships ~ Drawings

2021 National Amateur Shooting Dog Derby Championship Drawing

National Amateur Shooting Dog Derby Championship Inola, OK,  Thursday January 28, 2021 Judges, Dr. Bob Rankin and Lynn Oxendine 1a. Moore’s Gamer, PM, Marty Moore 1b. Griff’s Express, PM, Mike Griffin 2a. One Day Queen B, PF, Lane Hodges 2b. Hale’s High Kick, PF, IS, Jeff Hale 3a. Sadie Firefly, PF, Austin Bryant 3b. Reed’s Super Spirit, PF, Jason Super 4a. Hale’s High Demand, PM, Jeff Hale 4b. Greypoint Patron,…

2020-2021 National Amateur All Age Invitational Championship Report

                                   NATIONAL AMATEUR ALL-AGE INVITATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP                                                                      By: Jim Atchison The Amateur Field Trial Clubs of America (AFTCA) sponsored the 40th running of the National Amateur All-Age Invitational Championship on the historic grounds of the Ames Plantation December 7-9.  Of the 12 dogs initially invited, 11 accepted and the roster was filled by inviting the next most qualified dog.  Qualifications for invitations were based on points earned from placements in…
06 Dec 2020 News > Championships ~ Drawings

2020-2021 National Amateur Walking Shooting Dog Championship

National Amateur Walking Shooting Dog Championship Friday, December 11, 2020 Judges, Bruce Mercer & Justin Crook 1a. Low Country Snow, PF, Steve Ferrell 1b. Bob’s Elhew Kate, PF, Samuel Riddings 2a. Outlaw Rum Twist, PM, Jim Crook 2b. Decoy Lakes Branded, PM, Larry Wade 3a. Tenacee Shelby, PF, Greg Isenberg 3b. Bob’s Elhew Sushi, PF, Bob Phillips 4a. Ement’s Sho Me Mo, SM, David Ement 4b. Lucky Recharge, PM, Earl…