“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

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

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04 Sep 2019 News > Announcements

Top Amateur Handler Award!

The AFTCA is excited to announce the creation of the largest and most inclusive Amateur Handler Award in the organization’s history and in the sport of Field Trialing! Over 100 years ago the Amateur Field Trial Clubs of America (AFTCA) was created to offer amateur handlers the opportunity to participate in Bird Dog Field Trials. At the creation of the AFTCA, Clubs made up the membership because they provided the…
01 Sep 2019 News > Announcements

2019-2020 National Amateur Championship Calendar

Dates, venues and judges will be posted as information is received.

National Amateur Pheasant Shooting Dog Championship, Circle, MT, Judges, Alex & Eric Mauck

National Amateur Chicken (All-Age) Championship, Mortlach, SK, Canada, Sept 9, 2019

National Amateur Prairie Chicken Shooting Dog Championship, Wisconsin Rapids, WI, Sept 20, 2019