“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.
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
What’s going on...
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.
The AFTCA has made a difficult but important decision for the protection of everyone involved that the annual AFTCA Meeting of the Board of Trustees will be cancelled in Montgomery, AL slated for the weekend of June 27th due to Covid 19.
Chicago, Ill. — During his briefing on the coronavirus on Thursday, April 23, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker announced that the “stay at home” order mandated to April 30 was being extended to May 30, another five weeks.
A quick reminder to AFTCA member field trial club officials that the deadline for 20th Century Fund Applications is May 1. To learn about the 20th Century Fund eligibility, visit…
The Amateur Field Trial Clubs of America (AFTCA) is an organization made up of individuals and clubs that volunteer, organize, compete, participate, and promote not only in our sport, but the complex relationships with owning and caring for animals and protecting, through conservation efforts, a healthy upland game population.