Category: National Amateur Championships

National Amateur Championship Calender

National Amateur Chukar All Age, Payette, ID Sept 24, 2021 National Amateur Prairie Chicken, Wisconsin Rapids, WI, Sept. 24,2021 National Amateur Grouse, Meredith, MI, Sept. 30, 2021 National Amateur Pheasant Shooting Dog, Lacey Township, NJ, Oct. 20,2021 National Amateur Walking Shooting Dog, Keith Wright's Redwood Farm, Nov. 12, 2021 National Amateur All Age Invitational, Dec. 6, 2021, Ames Plantation National Amateur Shooting Dog Invitational, Dec. 10, 2021, Round Pond Plantation…

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…

2021 National Quail and Derby Championship Report by William Smith

Quail and Derby Championship William Smith   The 100th Running of the National Amateur Quail Championship began on March 1st on the historic grounds formally known as Dixie Plantation in Greenville, Florida. The name has been changed but to field trailers this extraordinary place will always be known as Dixie. This is the second year that the trial has returned to Dixie after a two year absence to allow for…

2020-2021 National Amateur All Age Invitational Championship Report

                                   NATIONAL AMATEUR ALL-AGE INVITATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP                                                                      By: Jim Atchison The Amateur Field Trial Clubs of America (AFTCA) sponsored the 40th running of the National Amateur All-Age Invitational Championship on the historic grounds of the Ames Plantation December 7-9.  Of the 12 dogs initially invited, 11 accepted and the roster was filled by inviting the next most qualified dog.  Qualifications for invitations were based on points earned from placements in…

2020 National Amateur Grouse Championship

NATIONAL AMATUER GROUSE CHAMPIONSHIP BY RUSSELL OGILVIE LITTLE MISS BELLA-CHAMPION  GROUSE HILL ANNIE-RUNNER UP   This year’s National Amateur Grouse Champion came out of the 11 brace. Little Miss Bella, owned and handled by Tim Cavanaugh was paired with Grouse Hill Pepper (Capocci) on Moosehorn. Moosehorn is a tough course for dogs. Not only is it thick making it hard to find dogs, it is has some twist and turns…

2020-2021 National Amateur Championship Calendar

National Amateur Championships 2020-2021 Pheasant Shooting Dog, August 20, 2020, Circle, MT, Judges, Tim Schillereff, Alex Rickert Grouse, Sept. 11, Kilkenny, NH, judges, Adam Dubriske & Bill Bonnetti Prairie Chicken Shooting Dog, September 18,2020 Wisconsin Rapids, WI, CANCELLED Pheasant All Age, Dresdan, OH, Judges, Mike Jackson & Mary Sue Schalk All Age Invitational, December 7,2020, Ames Plantation, Judges, Greg Bain & Joe Hughes Shooting Dog Invitational, December 11, Round Pond…

2019-2020 National Amateur Quail & Derby Championship Report

The National Amateur Quail Championship returned to the historic Dixie Plantation after an absence of two years to allow maintenance on the field trial courses. This trial is considered by many to be the creme de la creme of amateur trials. There was a collective sigh of relief by the field trial community when permission was granted for this trial to return to Dixie. Fifty-six were drawn to compete—55 pointers, seven being females, and one setter.

2019-2020 National Amateur Shooting Dog Derby & Shooting Dog Championship Report

The tradition of the National Amateur Shooting Championship once again made its way to Camp Robinson Field Trial area. These two traditions kind of belong with each other, the finest amateur dogs in the country taking on the challenge of the famed grounds were the champions have run for more for more than sixty years. The excitement started with the National Amateur Shooting dog Derby Championship. The jewel for the young at heart got going in fine fashion.

01 Mar 2020 News > Announcements

2019-2020 National Amateur Championship Calendar


International Amateur Woodcock Championship, Exeter, RI, March 27, 2020. Judges: Steve Forrest, Leonard Sinclair – Cancelled

National Amateur Chukar (All-Age) Championship, Sunnyside, WA, March 28, 2020. Judges: Sergio Velez, Jim Cochran – Cancelled

National Amateur Chukar Shooting Dog Championship, Reno, NV, April 18, 2020. – Cancelled