“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 second season of the largest and most inclusive Amateur Handler Award in the AFTCA’s history and in the sport of Field Trialing has begun!

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.

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20 Jul 2021 News > Annual Meeting Minutes

2021 Trustee meeting minutes

Amateur Field Trial Clubs of America, Inc. Via Conference Call June 24, 2021 President Rick Stallings welcomed all Trustees to the Amateur Field Trial Clubs of America annual meeting of 2021. He thanked everyone for taking the time to join the meeting via conference call. The group was advised that the meeting was being taped for the purpose of constructing the minutes. President Rick Stallings asked for the roll call.…
09 Jul 2021 News > Top Amateur Handler

Top Amateur Handler, Changes for this season

  Changes to this season’s AFTCA’s Top Handler’s Challenge for the Blue Award The Top Handler Award Committee has voted to implement 4 changes to the Award to keep it on track with its primary objectives.  Those four changes that are affective immediately are: Starting in the 2021-2022 season 30 Minute Amateur Derby Stake placement points, hosted by Member Clubs, will be included in the Top Amateur Handler award calculations.…
17 Jun 2021 News > Uncategorized

2020-2021 AFTCA Top Handler Award

Thor Kain wins the 2020-2021 AFTCA Top Handler Award   During a season full of unique challenges Thor Kain from Carbondale Pennsylvania handled 4 setters to an impressive 442 point total for wins in 30 minute Amateur All Age and Amateur Shooting Dog stakes held by Member Clubs to distance himself from a competitive field and win the AFTCA 20-21 Top Handler Award.  Thor will be awarded the Top Handler…
05 Jun 2021 News > Announcements

June 24, 2021 AFTCA Open Meeting

The AFTCA Open Meeting will be held Thursday June 24, 2021 at 5:00 PM ST via conference call. If you would like to be a part of the Open Meeting please call: Dial-in number, 978-990-5075 Access Code, 1484155 If you don't get on the call first try please try again. There will be a lot of people calling in at the same time. I encourage you to call the number…

2021 National Amateur Chukar Shooting Dog Championship

National Amateur Chukar Shooting Dog Championship By Jared Tappero   The 2021 AFTCA National Amateur Chukar Shooting Dog Championship was co-hosted this year by the Bay Area Bird Dog Club (BABDC) and Region 11 of the AFTCA. This amateur championship stake is run annually, and alternates between Regions 9, 10, and 11 respectively; being run at either Prairie Wind Ranch, near Payette, Idaho (Region 9), Imperial River Cattle Ranch, near…