“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

Saturday, December 3, 2022

Region 7 Regional Walking Championship

Host FT Club
Cypress Creek Field Trial Club
To Be Run At
LBJ Grasslands Alvord, TX 76225
Saturday, December 3, 2022

Region 13 Regional Walking Shooting Dog Championship

Host FT Club
Highland Field Trial Club
To Be Run At
Ionia Recreation area Ionia, Mi
Monday, December 5, 2022

National Amateur All Age Invitational Championship – AFTCA

Host FT Club
To Be Run At
Ames Plantation

Recent News

08 Nov 2022 News >  Championships ~ Drawings

2022 National Amateur Pheasant All Age Championship

National Amateur Pheasant All Age Championship Berea, KY, November 11, 2022 at 12:30 PM Judges, Scott Kermicle & Chris Sellers 1a.  Casey Creek Crystal Ice, PF, Buster Tucker 1b. Dialed In, PF, Jim Pendergest 2a. Morgan’s Yellow Ledbetter, PM, Phil Morgan 2b. Strom’s End, PF, Matt Pendergst 3a. A little More Shine, ISF, Tim Hammons 3b. Blue Eyed Dream, PF, Charlie Turner 4a. Awakened, PF, Matt Pendergest 4b. Erin’s Grey…