Leland Davis

The great loves of Leland's life besides his family were bird dogs, quail hunting, field trialing and horses. Born on a cotton farm in Antioch, Arkansas he bird hunted as a young man but when quail became scarce in the late 90's he turned to field trials to enjoy the performance of his bird dogs. In recent years Leland's health placed limits on his field trialing hobby, but he would not give up his love of the sport, and he attended and rode his horse at many Arkansas field trials. It was at the Camp Robinson clubhouse that Leland originated the Arkansas Bird Dog Hall of Fame, a gallery of framed photos of field trial winners, both men, women, and dogs.

Leland recognized that past, present and future contributors to Arkansas Field trials could be recognized for their contributions on those hallowed walls. After the NBHA passed the handicapped rule, Leland was again able to participate in trials and he loved to develop and campaign puppies.

Leland was a central figure at the NBHA National, driving the dog wagon, announcing the braces, and dispensing soft drinks, coffee and donuts. Leland was president of the Arkansas Bird Hunters Association for three years, and the Faulkner County Club for 10 years, and served as president and vice-president of the Arkansas Amateur Field Trial trials..judge, scout, run a dog, collect money, especially proficient at making a welcoming speech or as auctioneer at the Calcutta.