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.


The NBHA is holding a raffle to support our walking field trials. Win a Polaris UTV (with 4 hole dog box), a South TX Quail Hunt, a Beretta O/U and many other items. Raffle will be drawn at our National Meeting in July 2015.

Grand Prize 1: Polaris UTV with a removable custom-made 4 hole dog box!
Grand Prize 2: South Texas Quail Hunt
Prize 3: Beretta 28 ga. Silver Pigeon O/U
Other Prizes: Ice Chest Coolers (Yeti style), Garmin Alpha GPS/E-Collar, Garmin E-Collars, Garmin “VIRB” Go Cam, and many more prizes.
Tickets: $20 each or 6 for $100

Click here to purchase your raffle tickets through PayPal.


The National Bird Hunters is offering you, the breeder, kennel, bird supplier, those who raise and sell horses, field trial participant, etc., the opportunity to advertise your business on our national website. If you are an ACTIVE field trial club, hosting NBHA field trials, we are going to offer your club a FREE posting. Check out our "Advertising Supporter" page and contact the NBHA Secretary for more information.


Jerry Kilgore

Posted on : Saturday December 20 2014

Mr. Jerry Kilgore of Lebanon, TN passed away on December 19th. Jerry was instrumental in starting the NBHA Futurity, the oldest walking shooting dog futurity in the country with its inaugural running in 1987. Due to his efforts, Jerry was rewarded as the namesake for the accompanying puppy stake. The Jerry Kilgore Puppy Classic was launched shortly after and has evolved into one of the better 30 minute puppy stakes anywhere.

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2014/15 NBHA Free for All National CH

Posted on : Friday December 12 2014

The 2014/15 NBHA National Free For All Championship concluded on November 23rd at the Sportsman Association Grounds at Grove Spring Missouri. The trial, Hosted by the Missouri Bird Hunters Association, drew a good entry of 20 top flight shooting dogs, 6 derbies, and 6 puppies. Crowned Champion was Ninnescah War Dance, stylish white and liver pointer male owned and handled by Keith Foreman of Sulfur, Oklahoma. Runner up went to the seasoned veteran setter Kozican, owned by Bobby & Mildred Taylor of Winfield, Alabama, and handled by Bobby Taylor.

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2014 Southeast Regional Championship

Posted on : Friday December 12 2014

South Carolina NBHA held its South East Regional Championship at the H. Cooper Black Field Trial Grounds in Patrick, SC. These grounds only get better each year. The PRT employees really take a lot of pride in making sure the grounds are groomed and look their best. The weather was cool and windy the first day and cold on the second day. These conditions made it hard for the dogs to find birds both days. The judges announced were not able to judge so we had to find judges on Tuesday and the trial started on Friday. Quintin Wiseman and Doug Miller were the judges. Mr. Wiseman is from Georgia and Mr. Miller is from South Carolina. These gentlemen did an outstanding job and their decisions were accepted very well.

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