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

"The Breakaway Podcast" | Episode No. 7

Field trial blueblood and sport leader, Mary Sue Schalk of Crouse Kennel joins us for Episode #7 of "The Breakaway Podcast"!

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Emert's ShowMe MoTu Named Amateur Champ

The 2023-2024 National Bird Hunters Association National Amateur Championship concluded today at the Wright Family’s Redwood Farm in Covington, Indiana with a total of 38 entries vying for one of the top amateur walking championships in the country.

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"The Breakaway Podcast" | Episode No. 6

All-age horseback field trial staple and Crosscountry Kennels professional Mr. Randy Anderson of Vinita, Oklahoma joins "The Breakaway Podcast".

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"The Breakaway Podcast" Episode No. 5

Leading walking field trial handler, trainer, and breeder Mr. Garry Malzone of Indian Creek Kennels joins The Breakaway Podcast to talk about his start in field trials, the walking circuit, dogs, and looking forward into the future of the field trial game.

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2023 NBHA Sharptail Champion Crowned

The 2023-2024 NBHA Sharptail Championship came to a close with father-daughter duo of Mike Crouse and Mary Sue Schalk of Crouse Kennels in Dixon, Kentucky naming Rod Lein's pointer female Over The Hill Merry as this years champion whom he also handled to this title. Runner-Up Champion honors was found the way of Northwoods Sir Gordon who is owned and handled by Mr. Ben McKean.

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"The Breakaway Podcast" Episode No. 4

NBHA Vice President and Senior Specialist for Purina Pro Plan, Mr. Greg Blair joins us on the 4th installment of "The Breakaway Podcast" to discuss the different field trial formats along with their differences and discovering maybe some similarities while reflecting on success and focusing on the future.

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