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

"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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Stars Align in Missouri at Breeders, Futurity, & Classic

It was a "Sweet Sixteen" Party in the 2023-2024 NBHA Breeders’ Invitational Championship for pointer male PURE CONFIDENCE owned by Black Meadows Kennels and Indian Creek Kennels professional handler Garry Malzone. This is "Tango's" 16th lifetime championship. Runner-up champion of this years Breeder's Invitational Championship came from under the whistle of Power House Kennels professional Justin Crook for owner John Gaines in the form of pointer male UNFINISHED BUSINESS.

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A "Next Gen" Champ Out West

Ken Sauer and his pointer male KC'S NEXT GEN wins the 2023-2024 NBHA Western Regional Championship at the McFarlin Ingersoll Ranch in Inola, OK with pointer male MOHAWK MILL TRAIL WARRIOR winning runner-up for Indian Creek Kennels professional handler Garry Malzone.

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"The Breakaway Podcast" | Episode No. 10

2023 National All-Age Championship winning handler and Daniels Kennels professional Mr. Jamie Daniels of Dawson, GA joins "The Breakaway Podcast" to talk competition at the elite level, winning "on the steps" at the Ames Plantation in the National All-Age Championship, family life as a professional all-age handler, Rebel breeding, developing vs. training, and so much more.

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