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AFTCA ~ 2019 has been a Great Year for All!

What’s been accomplished at the AFTCA in 2019:
20th Century Fund awarded $18,000 for upland bird habitat improvement.• Roll out of the Top Amateur Handler Award Program

AFTCA Standards for Field Trial Procedure, Judicial Practice, Handler and Bird Dog Performance was updated and republished.

• Initiation the exciting and important Land Contribution Program

Pre-Membership: One season free Membership for any brand new member to the AFTCA. Free Membership to all junior handlers until the age of 16. Become an AFTCA Member

A huge thanks to AFTCA sponsors including Purina Pro Plan, Garmin, Bruce Fox Awards, and Bass Pro Shops/Cabela’s. We ask our members to look to them for the quality products they provide that help us and our animal’s performance in this great sport.

Thanks to landowners and volunteers whose contributions make this sport possible.

Please, if you are not already a member of the AFTCA — that means anyone and everyone who loves our great sport — become a member.



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