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.

2018-2019 NBHA Championships

Listed in chronological order. The spring schedule allows you to "make the swing" and hit them all! Please note that some Regional CHs were renamed to accurately reflect their location.

National Amateur Invitational
Inola, OK. Nov. 30-Dec 1, 2018

Southeast Regional
South Carolina Dec. 7-9, 2018

National Amateur
Grovespring, MO. Dec. 14-15, 2018

Central Regional (Formerly North-Central)
North Carolina January 10-13, 2019
(Held in NC due to scheduling conflicts)

Southern Regional (Formerly Mid-South)
Jet Pep, AL, Jan 18-19, 2019

National Free for All
Berea KY. Feb. 28 - March 3, 2019

National Open Championship
Dancyville, TN. March 6-10, 2019

Western Regional
Inola, OK, March 15-17, 2019

National Open Invite, Futurity/Kilgore Puppy Classic
Pyramid State Park, Pinckneyville, IL. March 22-26, 2019

Midwest Regional
Felger Farm, MO, March 29-31, 2019

Northern Regional (Formerly Northeast)
Central WI, April 3-7, 2019


Turn them loose 2018-19

Posted on : Monday October 8 2018

“Turn them loose” started the 2018-19 NBHA trial season with Southwest Missouri Walking Field Trial club hosting the first trial on September 15th. With warm weather 62 dogs came to the line to compete kicking off the new season. Listing of NBHA trials can be found on the home page under the tab “Field Trial Schedule”. Trials will continue to be added to the schedule as the season continues into the spring.

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2018 NBHA Western Regional CH

Posted on : Thursday May 10 2018

The NBHA Western Regional was held for the second time at the McFarlin-Ingersoll Ranch in Inola, Oklahoma open March 9th and 10th, 2018. The Tulsa Bird Dog Association hosted the championship with help from property owner Winn Ingersoll and of course the horseback guys over at Oil Capital Field Trial club.

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2018 NBHA Northeast Regional CH

Posted on : Tuesday April 10 2018

The 2018 NBHA Northeast Regional Championship was held April 5th thru the 7th and contested at the Pine Island Wildlife Refuge in Portage, WI. These grounds are nice and flat with plenty of objectives for dogs to reach out and hunt, although this year the cover was a bit taller than normal which made for finding dogs a little more challenging. To ALL of the owners and handlers who entered dogs, thank you for sticking with us through 5" of snow, frozen ponds, 30 mph winds and wind chills in the single digits.

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