The National Bird Hunters Association Mission

The National Bird Hunters Association is a group of dedicated bird hunters interested in the development and competition of class foot handled bird dogs. The organization encourages fair competition, sportsmanship and the enjoyment of the outdoors thru fellowship with like minded bird hunters who share our interest in field trialing bird dogs.


NBHA State Director Larry Carpenter Passes Away

Posted on : Wednesday May 13 2020

NBHA State Director for Missouri, field trial stalwart and English Setter breeder Larry Carpenter passed away on Sunday, May 10th after a battle with ALS. Larry was well known both in the hunting and field trial communities and was a passionate promoter of the English Setter. Larry served as the postmaster in Clarksburg, Mo. for 27 years and then continued in public service in city government, including his current post as the mayor of Clarksburg, where he lived with his wife of 48 years, Pamela Carpenter.

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Nominations for Futurity and Jerry Kilgore Puppy Classic

Posted on : Monday April 13 2020

Litter nominations for the NBHA Futurity and the Jerry Kilgore Puppy Classic can be made by going to the NBHA website on the home page, go to the left side and scroll down to the Futurity section, and then select the tab “Printable Forms”. Print the form out, enroll your litter and submit. (read more)

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NBHA "Paving Memorial Lane"

Posted on : Sunday April 12 2020

Continuing with the NBHA’s efforts to support field trialing across the country and donate to the National Bird Dog Museum, we are offering you the opportunity to permanently honor and remember an individual or dog at the Museum!

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