Welcome To NSTRA's Website!
The National Shoot To Retrieve Association (NSTRA) was founded by a group of dedicated bird hunters looking for a way to extend the fun they enjoyed with their bird dogs after their season ended. Field Trials, under hunting conditions, were the answer. Field Trials provide an extended the season, a sportsmanlike environment and competition with others who enjoy bird dogs.
The Association was incorporated in 1978. NSTRA is a non-profit association with service to the members and sportsmanship as its goals.
This site is intended to assist you in becoming a new member and to provide all members with current information including Championship Trial results, Dog Records, Regional Data and Field Trial Schedules.
We hope you will visit our site often and tell your friends to visit too. Consider Membership in NSTRA. Attend a NSTRA trial in your area. You can find trial listings for you area on our NSTRA Regions Page.
2016 Purina Endurance Draw Is Posted
Entry Date: Jul 22, 2016
Appointment of Interim 2nd Vice President
Entry Date: Jul 19, 2016
It’s with great pleasure on behalf of the NSTRA National Officers to announce the appointment of Ron Huels of the Illinois Region as our interim 2nd Vice President through October 31st, 2016. Ron comes to us with 19 years of NSTRA membership, with 11 years of judging service judging 125 trials, 16 of those Regional Championships and 12 of those National Championships. He has served IL Region as a past board member and current treasurer as well as co-chairman for our annual NSTRA IL Shriner’s Memorial Field Trial, raising thousands of dollars for the Children’s hospital.
We are very thankful for Ron stepping up to serve the organization and we look forward to his contributions during his tenure.
Best, Adam Fellers
DISTINQUISHED MEMBERS AWARD Nominations Needed!
Entry Date: Jul 19, 2016
Adam Fellers to serve remaining term as NSTRA President
Entry Date: Jul 8, 2016
With Chad Collison’s removal from office by the NSTRA Board of Directors and First Vice-President Scott Townsend, for work related and personal reasons, unable to fill the position of President; Second Vice-President Adam Fellers, as next in line of successor, will fill the remaining term of Chad Collison as President of NSTRA. The effective date is July 5, 2016. The vacated position of Second Vice-President will be filled by appointment by the National Elected Officers.
2016 Quail Invitational Winner
Entry Date: Feb 29, 2016
Congratulations to Sam & Clayton Ashmore on their 2016 Quail Invitational win with In George's Honor. 1st RU went to Jake & Greg Wood, 2nd RU to Kimber & Jim Harmon, and 3rd RU to King & Jim Mahoney.
There are currently 30 NSTRA Regions serving our members in the lower 48 States and Canada. Click a region on the map above to view an image and info of that region's champion.
Check out the National Trial section!
“Live”, near real time, updates are now available on our Trials Pages.