“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 largest and most inclusive Amateur Handler Award in the AFTCA's history and in the sport of Field Trialing for the 2022-2023 season is underway!

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

For great Sponsorship opportunities visit Top Amateur Handler Sponsorship.

Amateur Handler Award

Upcoming Events

Thursday, March 23, 2023

Region 8 All Age Championship

Host FT Club
Region 8
To Be Run At
Ardmore, Ok
Saturday, March 25, 2023

Region 5 Regional Walking Championship

Host FT Club
Fifth Region Championship Association
To Be Run At
Whetstone Wildlife Management Area
Sunday, March 26, 2023

International Amateur Woodcock Championship – AFTCA

Host FT Club
To Be Run At

Recent News

21 Mar 2023 News >  Championships ~ Drawings

International Amateur Woodcock Championship 2023

International Amateur Woodcock Championship Guys Mills, PA March 24, 2023 5 braces will be run Friday and Saturday Judges, Bob Kays & Scott Forman 1a. Double Deuce Jack, PM, McMillin/Combes 1b. Runnin On Duncan, SM, Robert Boos 2a. Bell Stop Boomer, PM, George Hetrick 2b. Grousehill Bulletproof, SM, John Cappoci 3a.Grouse Trails Firestorm, PF, John/Laurel McKellop 3b. Cal Peak Hundredth Meridian, PM, Combes/McMillen 4a. Tupelo Honey, SF, Bob Wheelock 4b.…