“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.

2018 Invitational Points Standing

All-Age
Shooting Dog
* = a previous AA or SD Invitational Champion
Dog Owner Total
* = a previous AA or SD Invitational Champion
Dog Owner Total

What’s going on...

15 Aug 2018 News > Championships ~ Drawings

2018 – 2019 National Amateur Pheasant Shooting Dog Championship Drawing

Saturday, August 18
Circle, Montana
Judges: Marty Middleton & Jason Staley, Reporter: Jason Staley

1a. Crazy Mountain Buck, SM, David Huffine
1b. Erin’s Ramblin River, PM, Austin Turley

2a. Nemaha Boot, PM, Pat McInteer
2b. Eltin Somedays Razzmatazz, SM, George Lutz

3a. Neely’s Seal The Deal, PM, Neely/Kimbrell
3b. Rocky Knoll Peaches, SF, Pat Lockhart

4a. Traveler’s Blackthorn, SF, Greg Sand
4b. Upland Elhew Dakota, PM, Robbins/Jones

17 Jul 2018 News > Annual Meeting Minutes

2018 AFTCA Annual Meeting

Amateur Field Trial Clubs of America, Inc.
St Louis, Missouri
June 22, 2018

President David Williams welcomed all trustees to the 101th annual Amateur Field Trial Clubs of America meeting of 2018. The meeting was called to order at 10:05 AM. The group was advised the meeting was being taped for the purpose of constructing the minutes.

2018-2019 National Amateur Championship Calendar

Dates and judges will be posted as information is received.

Pheasant Shooting Dog Championship, Circle, MT. August 18, 2018, Judges: Marty Middleton & Jason Staley
Chicken (All-Age) Championship, Mortlach, Sask, Canada. September 8, 2018,  Judges: Sean Kelly & Andy Daugherty
Prairie Chicken Shooting Dog Championship, Wisconsin Rapids, WI. September 21, 2018, Judges: Jeff Wagoner & Phil Ruff
Woodcock Championship, Arcadia, RI

09 Jul 2018 News > Announcements

AFTCA Memberships Vital for the Future of Amateur Competition

Individual AFTCA Membership Summarized ONCE in a while it’s a good thing to lift our heads from the passions of our sport and look around with a discerning eye. Who are we? Why are we? What will we become? These are questions that bear repeating each year and deserve sound answers. We are the Amateur Field Trial Clubs of America. The AFTCA, a near century old organization originating with the…
23 Jun 2018 News > Purina Awards

2017-2018 Purina Awards

Congratulations to owner/handler Kieth Wright for his Top Amateur All-Age Award win with Touch’s Fire Dancer. May is pictured on the left in the lovely painting by Ross Young!

Congratulations to owners Joe & Tricia Rentz on their Top Amateur Shooting Dog Award win with Redland’s Jacked Up handled by Joe and scouted by Tricia. Jack is pictured on the right in the beautiful painting by Ross Young.

From The President’s Desk

As the field trial year draws to an end, I hope that it has been enjoyable on many levels and successful on a personal level.

As a commodity broker and speculator for 36 years, I have been able to justify my field trial expenses as the cost of sanity and an escape from the many pressures that have to be dealt with on a daily basis (if not hourly). You are welcome to use whatever excuse works for you.