“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 second season of the largest and most inclusive Amateur Handler Award in the AFTCA’s history and in the sport of Field Trialing has begun!

For complete details on this competition for Individual Members and Member Clubs visit Top Amateur Handler.

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2021 National Amateur Walking Shooting Dog Championship by Greg Blair

The 2021 AFTCA National Amateur Walking Championship was run November 12th-14th at Keith Wright’s Redwood Farm, near Covington, IN. The Redwood Farm is the perfect place to show a walking shooting dog with rolling hills, edges, feed strips and plenty of cover that gives the opportunity for dogs to make moves while staying completely in tune with the handler.  Most importantly there was no shortage of birds as every brace…
08 Nov 2021 News > Championships ~ Drawings

2021 National Amateur Pheasant Championship

National Amateur Pheasant Championship Judges, Joe Hopkins & Sandy McLean Berea, KY November 13, 2021 1a. Little More Shine, RSF, Hammons/Hammons 1b. Pendy’s Good Grace, PF, Matt Pendergest 2a. Crouse’s White Dragon, PM, Schalk/Crouse 2b. Blue Eyed Dream, PF, Charlie Turner 3a.Buckeye’s White Knight, SM, Bill Brown 3b. Dialed In, PF, Matt Pendergest 4a. Game Rebel, PM, Fred Corder 4b. Crouse’s Tennessee Kate, PF, Mike Crouse 5a. The Waco Kid,…
08 Nov 2021 News > Championships ~ Drawings

2021 National Amateur Walking Shooting Dog Championship

National Amateur Walking Shooting Dog Championship Judges, Bill Elliott & Jim Lawless Friday Nov. 12, 2021. 8:00 AM  Covington, IND 1a.Georgia Born Windstorm, PM, Margie Ridings 1b. Pond Rivers Pressure On, PM, Joshua Griggs 2a. Penrosa Behr Devil, PM, Tim Penn 2b. Stella’s Natural Disaster, PF, Mike Duvall 3a. Crow Creek Sugarbaby, PF, Ken Black 3b. Right Stuff’s Warrior, GSP, William Padovan 4a. Tenacee Rowdy, PM, Isenberg/Phillips 4b. Cates Rocket…
15 Oct 2021 News > Championships ~ Drawings

2021 National Amateur Pheasant Shooting Dog Championship

National Amateur Pheasant Shooting Dog Championship Lacy Township, NJ, Judges, Ronnie Rogers & Mike Mullineaux Starting Thursday October 21, 2021   1a. Fluid Drive, PM, Joe Lordi 1b. Springflow’s Back Bruiser, PM, Chris Catanzarite 2a. Thomas Adirondack Tripp, PM, Jim Thomas 2b. Limbsmoke Skeet Rock, SM, Lloyd Miller 3a. Bella Bull, PF, Ernie Saniga                                 …

National Amateur Championship Calender

National Amateur Chukar All Age, Payette, ID Sept 24, 2021 National Amateur Prairie Chicken, Wisconsin Rapids, WI, Sept. 24,2021 National Amateur Grouse, Meredith, MI, Sept. 30, 2021 National Amateur Pheasant Shooting Dog, Lacey Township, NJ, Oct. 20,2021 National Amateur Walking Shooting Dog, Keith Wright's Redwood Farm, Nov. 12, 2021 National Amateur All Age Invitational, Dec. 6, 2021, Ames Plantation National Amateur Shooting Dog Invitational, Dec. 10, 2021, Round Pond Plantation…