“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

Upcoming Events

Saturday, September 30, 2023

Region 9 Regional All Age Championship

Host FT Club
Boise Valley Pointing Dog Club
To Be Run At
Prairie Wind Ranch
Saturday, September 30, 2023

2023 Regional 13 Walking Shooting Dog Championship

Host FT Club
Michigan Amateur Field Trial Club
To Be Run At
Gladwin Field Trial Area
Thursday, October 12, 2023

Region 5 Regional All Age Championship

Host FT Club
Fifth Region Championship Assn
To Be Run At
Sportsman’s Association Inc Field Trial Grounds, Grove Spring, MO

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