“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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06 Oct 2020 News > Championships ~ Drawings

2020-2021 National Amateur Pheasant Championship

National Amateur Pheasant Championship October 10, 2020    Dresdan, OH Judges, Mike Jackson & Mary Sue Schalk The Championship will start Sat October 10th . It would be advised to bring your own lunch   1a. Pendy’s Good Grace, PM, Matt Pendergest 1b. Wibaux Sun B, SF, Marian Brown 2a. Rich N Rare, PM, Ray Wheeler 2b. Mac’s Silver Chief, PM, Tim McClurg 3a. Redeemed, PM, Matt Pendergest 3b. Mac Golva…

2020 National Amateur Grouse Championship

NATIONAL AMATUER GROUSE CHAMPIONSHIP BY RUSSELL OGILVIE LITTLE MISS BELLA-CHAMPION  GROUSE HILL ANNIE-RUNNER UP   This year’s National Amateur Grouse Champion came out of the 11 brace. Little Miss Bella, owned and handled by Tim Cavanaugh was paired with Grouse Hill Pepper (Capocci) on Moosehorn. Moosehorn is a tough course for dogs. Not only is it thick making it hard to find dogs, it is has some twist and turns…
07 Sep 2020 News > Championships ~ Drawings

2020-2021 National Amateur Grouse Championship Drawing

National Amateur Grouse Championship Kilkenny, NH September 11, 2020 Judges: Adam Dubriske and Bill Bonnetti   1a. Stokely’s B Ricky, SM, Lloyd Murray 1b. Wild Apple White Lightening, PM, Tim Kisielestic 2a. Moose Look Mac, SM, Jack McNutty 2b. Islander, SM, Capocci/Kazic 3a. Rock Solid Tucker, SM, Douglas Dix 3b. Zuke’s Rambling Man, PM, Marty Zukovich 4a. Wild Apple Spot On, PM, Kisielestic/Doherty 4b. Hog Hill Kissamee Ace, PM, Tim…