“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 largest and most inclusive Amateur Handler Award in the AFTCA's history and in the sport of Field Trialing for the 2022-2023 season is underway!

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

Recent News

19 May 2023 News >  Top Amateur Handler Award

2022-2023 Top Handler

   Kenric DeLong wins the 2022-2023 AFTCA Top Handler Award Kenric Delong of Greenville Michigan handled his four dogs to an impressive 20 placements with a 593-point total to distance himself from the balance of the field in the just-concluded field trial season. Ken’s placements occurred continuously throughout the season while attending  17 different AFTCA member club trials.  His KDel’s Eagle Magnum Hotshot Brittany male placed 8 times for 294…
06 May 2023 News >  Championships ~ Drawings

National Amateur Chukar All Age Championship 2023

National Amateur Chukar All Age Championship 1a. Up'N Adams Gaining Elevation, GSPM, Miller 1b. Charlie's Zip Tie, SM, Owen 2a. Kelly's Rebel Louie, PM, Kelly 2b. Far West Builders Ace, PM, Wilkin 3a. Painted Hank, PM, Ledington 3b. Tian's Butter Bean, PM, Mesnard 4a. Indian Head Whiski, PM, Tappero 4b. Skydancer's Deal Maker, ESM, Griffin 5a. Tucalota's Rebel Rush, PM, mahew 5b. Painted Owyhee Coal Mine, PM, Ledington 6a. Indian…