“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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05 Jun 2021 News > Announcements

June 24, 2021 AFTCA Open Meeting

The AFTCA Open Meeting will be held Thursday June 24, 2021 at 5:00 PM ST via conference call. If you would like to be a part of the Open Meeting please call: Dial-in number, 978-990-5075 Access Code, 1484155 If you don't get on the call first try please try again. There will be a lot of people calling in at the same time. I encourage you to call the number…

2021 National Amateur Chukar Shooting Dog Championship

National Amateur Chukar Shooting Dog Championship By Jared Tappero   The 2021 AFTCA National Amateur Chukar Shooting Dog Championship was co-hosted this year by the Bay Area Bird Dog Club (BABDC) and Region 11 of the AFTCA. This amateur championship stake is run annually, and alternates between Regions 9, 10, and 11 respectively; being run at either Prairie Wind Ranch, near Payette, Idaho (Region 9), Imperial River Cattle Ranch, near…
27 May 2021 News > Championships ~ Drawings

2021 National Amateur Chukar Shooting Dog Championship

National Amateur Chukar Shooting Dog Championship April 17, 2021 – Red Rock, Reno, Nevada Judges: Joe Gower, Newcastle, CA Jarry Walton, Reno, NV Braces: 1. (T) Painted Owyhee Sagebrush, PF Handler: Bridget Ledington (B) Love Train, PF Handler: Ton Griffin 2. (T) Painted Molly, PF Handler: Jim Ledington (B) Elhew See Me Charm’m, PM Handler: Todd Schaaf 3. (T) Tucalota’s Rebel Rush, PM Handler: Ed Mayhew (B) SB Always Dreamin,…
12 Apr 2021 News > Championships ~ Drawings

2021 International Woodcock Championship Drawing

International Amateur Woodcock Championship Meredith, MI   April 16, 2021 Judges: Ben Mergens and Justin McGrail 1a. Springspond C’Note, SM, Michael Brown 1b. Grouse Trails Cracker Jack, PM, John McKellop 2a. Vitali’s Grouse Ringer T, SM, Gary Vitali 2b. Nobodies Shadow, SM, Bob Wheelock 3a. I’ll Be Back, SM, Norm Meeder 3b. Double Duece Butters, PM, Doug McMillen 4a. Faith Maximum Justice, PM, Ken Delong 4b. Snyder’s Pioneer Scout, SM, Ken…

2021 National Quail and Derby Championship Report by William Smith

Quail and Derby Championship William Smith   The 100th Running of the National Amateur Quail Championship began on March 1st on the historic grounds formally known as Dixie Plantation in Greenville, Florida. The name has been changed but to field trailers this extraordinary place will always be known as Dixie. This is the second year that the trial has returned to Dixie after a two year absence to allow for…