“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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2020-2021 National Amateur Championship Calendar

National Amateur Championships 2020-2021 Pheasant Shooting Dog, August 20, 2020, Circle, MT, Judges, Tim Schillereff, Alex Rickert Grouse, Prairie Chicken Shooting Dog, September 18,2020 Wisconsin Rapids, WI, CANCELLED Pheasant All Age, Dresdan, OH All Age Invitational, December 7,2020, Ames Plantation Shooting Dog Invitational, December 11, Round Pond Plantation Walking Shooting Dog, Pamplico, SC                                   …
10 Jul 2020 News > Annual Meeting Minutes

AFTCA Annual Meeting Minutes 2020

Amateur Field Trial Clubs of America, Inc. Via Conference Call June 25, 2020 President Rick Stallings welcomed all the Trustees to the 103rd Amateur Field Trial Clubs of America annual meeting of 2020. He thanked everyone for taking the time to join the meeting via conference call. The group was advised that the meeting was being taped for the purpose of constructing the minutes. President Rick Stallings asked for the…
29 Jun 2020 News > Announcements

Minimum Requirements by American Field/FDSB & Amateur Field Trial Clubs of America

The Minimum Requirements shows:    “As adopted by The American Field Publishing Company/FieldDog Stud Book and the Amateur Field Trial Clubs of America.”   Requirement No. 1 addresses the announcement of an upcoming trial appearing in the  Fixtures in an issue dated a minimum of fourteen (14) days before the trials are to be run.   No issues being printed. New wording has to be agreed on by the American Field and the AFTCA.  …
04 Jun 2020 News > Annual Meetings

2020 OPEN AFTCA MEETING VIA CONFERENCE CALL, June 25, 2020 5:00 PM CST

The AFTCA open meeting will be held Thursday June 25, 2020 at 5:00 PM CST. Anyone who wishes to join the conference call on FreeConferenceCall.com please follow the participant instructions. Your dial-in number is 978-990-5155 and your access code is 4232191. If you have any question please contact AFTCA secretary Piper Huffman piper.huffman@aim.com 662-223-0126 office 662-471-1700 cell  
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02 May 2020 News > Purina Awards

Cancellation: 2020 Purina Award Presentation

In conjunction with the cancellation of the AFTCA Annual Board Meeting in Montgomery, AL, the presentation ceremonies for the 2019-2020 Purina Outstanding Bird Dog Award have also been cancelled. We do congratulate this year’s winners, who have worked extremely hard to reach the pinnacle of the sport, and look forward to recognizing them all at next year’s ceremony.