National Bird Hunters Association

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.


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Recent News

Blair's Witch Project to Hall of Fame

The National Bird Hunters Association would like to formally announce the 2023-2024 Hall of Fame Induction Class.

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2023-2024 Dog & Handler of the Year Awards

The National Bird Hunters Association is thrilled to announce and celebrate the highly esteemed Dog of the Year and Handler of the Year awards for the 2023-2024 Field Trial Season.

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2023-2024 Annual Meeting & Awards Announced

The 2023-2024 National Bird Hunters Association meeting and awards banquet is scheduled for Friday and Saturday July 26th and 27th.

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"Rocket" Launched at Midwest Regional

Setter female CATES ROCKET GIRL launches championship success for owner David Cates and Chippewa Valley Kennels professionals Zach and Andy Erne in the 2023-2024 Midwestern Regional Championship at the Whetstone WMA near Williamsburg, MO.

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A Result of "Confidence" at Central Regional

Pointer male PURE CONFIDENCE (call name "Tango") tallies another championship win on the 2023-2024 season for owners Black Meadows Kennels and Indian Creek Kennels professional handler Garry Malzone this time in the Central Regional Championship at the Blue Mountain WMA near Booneville, AR.

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Bootlegger Dances the Big Dance

The music has come to an end and the final dance in Dancyville has been completed. This year's judges, Daniel Bolden and William Smith have named SOUTHERN SHADOW'S BOOTLEGGER the 2024 NBHA National Open Champion! "Robert" is owned and handled by Klaus Schmidt and was scouted by Ike Todd. Joining him on the podium is Runner Up Champion BRUSHVILLE'S BURTON SPENCER. "Spencer" is owned by Ken Millikin, and was handled by Dale Creek Gundogs professional Tom Waite and scouted by Andrea Ward.

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