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.

2016 Annual Awards Banquet

The National Bird Hunters Association 2016 Awards Banquet and Annual Meeting will be held July 30, 2016 in Nashville, TN. Make your plans NOW to join us. The specifics are...

July 30, 2016
Brentwood Hilton Hotel
9000 Overlook Blvd.
Brentwood, TN 37027
(615) 370-0111

Rooms: $149.00 a night + taxes. Ask for NBHA rates. Must make reservation 2 weeks prior for these rates.
Social Hour: Friday 7/29/2016 starting at approx. 6:00 pm near banquet room in atrium area. Many may head into Nashville after social hour. NBHA Board Meeting: Saturday 7/30/2016 approx. 8:00 am-3:00 pm. HOY/DOY/HOF Award Ceremony: Saturday 7/30/2016 starting at approx. 6:00 pm with Silent Auction/Social Hour. Followed by the Meal and Live Auction/Award Ceremony at approx. 7:00 pm


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.


2015-16 NBHA DOY/ HOY Award Winners

Posted on : Friday June 17 2016

2015-2016 Dog and Handler of the Year winners. To be recognized and awarded their plaques on July 30th in Nashville, TN. Come join us in recognizing the winners...

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WINNER of Pro Plan for Warner Smith Raffle

Posted on : Monday June 6 2016

Thanks to EVERYONE who purchased raffle tickets and supported our efforts to "Give Warner a Fighting Chance". The winner of 12 bags of Purina Pro Plan is Carl Bishop of Punxsutawney, PA. Congratulations Carl. Here is a video clip of us drawing the ticket last night... https://youtu.be/qh12jQbMl7Q

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30th Futurity and 29th Jerry D. Kilgore Puppy Classic

Posted on : Thursday May 12 2016

NBHA 30th Futurity and 29th Jerry D. Kilgore Puppy Classic held its annual event on March 19 20 at the Whetstone Creek Conservation Area near Williamsburg, MO. This is the fourth year that this event has been held here in central Missouri. This event is led by Futurity chairman Kevin Western with the help of Tim Penn, Larry Carpenter, Joe Zimmer, and Jim Ogle. This team is engaged throughout the year making plans, promoting the program and encouraging breeders to nominate litters for this event. We are fortunate to have a winning combination of good grounds, good birds, good judges, and of course great breeder support with their nominated litters.

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