“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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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…
25 Feb 2021 News > Championships ~ Drawings

2021 National Amateur Derby Championship

National Amateur Derby Championship March 6, 2021   Dixie Plantation, Livingston Place Judges: William Smith and Johnny Atkinson   1a. Stormed In, PF, Matt Pendergest 1b. Rester’s Cajun Queen, PF, IS, Cecil Rester 2a. Spencer’s Ramblin Justice, PM, Robbie Thomas 2b. Neely’s Business Man, PM, John Neely 3a. Redhills Rain, PM, Bart Goodson 3b. Touch’s Time To Shine, PM, Scholar/Watson 4a. Burches Set Em Up Joe, PM, Jonathan Burch 4b. Touch’s…
25 Feb 2021 News > Championships ~ Drawings

2021 National Amateur Quail Championship

National Amateur Quail Championship March 1, 2021   Dixie Plantation, Livingston Place Judges, William Smith and Johnny Atkinson   1a. Sims Ramblin Rex, PM, Junior Sims 1a. Silver Line’s Storm, Daniel/Ford 2a. Touch’s Mega Mike, PM, Scholar/Watson 2b. Lester’s Prime Poison Lane, PM, Peterson/ Sevais 3a. Chief’s Rising Sun, SM, John Mathys 3b. Confident Nation, PM, Scott Jordan 4a. Rester’s Amazin Grace, PF, Gibson/Rester 4b. Masters Touch, PM, Leisfeld/Mills 5a. Touch’s…