October 06, 2015

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.


Entry Date: Sep 28, 2015

Please check out the new sponsors section on the bottom left of this home screen!  We have updated this with our new sponsors logos, and linked each logo to their website to allow easier connection for the members!  If we've missed something, or you have any questions, please contact the National Office.


Entry Date: Sep 28, 2015

This year's BOD meeting has been moved to Tuesday, October 27, leaving us with the opportunity to make changes to the normal schedule.  The schedule listed below is tentative, and any updates will be communicated via email and the front page of the website.

Wednesday:  Welcome Dinner hosted by CBDC & Scholarship Auction
Thursday:  Awards Banquet hosted by NSTRA & Calcutta Auction by CBDC
Friday:  Steak Dinner hosted by NSTRA - open to all entrants and guests

It is extremely important for the auction coordinators to know what is being donated prior to the auction.  Please send pictures, information, etc. in no later than Friday, October 23; as always, we are more than happy to accept donations at any time, we are just trying to make the auction run smoother. We are also looking for an auctioneer to volunteer this year.  You can contact the following people regarding the auction/donations:

Emily Perkins                    Shaun Rydl
317-201-7532                    515-208-1742
ecgabbar@iupui.edu         s.rydl@karlchevrolet.com

Don't forget - last year we were able to raise over $13,000 from this auction alone, allowing us to give out larger scholarships to this year's recipients. Let's make this year just as good!

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact the National Office at 317-839-4059 or office@nstra.org.

Entry Date: Sep 23, 2015

The draws are posted for the Dog of the Year trial in Amo, IN October 28-31, 2015.  You can view all important information need for the trial here.  We have posted the Original Draw results, and will keep the Current Draw results and Bye List updated as changes come into the National Office.  


Entry Date: Sep 21, 2015

Congratulations to Adam Fellers and Quail Valley's Nose Knows on being crowned the 2015 Purina Endurance Classic Champion.  1st Runner-up went to Todd Craven and TC's Country Diva, followed by Wayne Fishburn and Ragin Cajun Zeus, and John Resa and Resa's Mazie.  Congratulations to all finalists!


Entry Date: Jun 5, 2015

Due to an increase in charges with the credit card processing center, it was decided at the BOD meeting in April, 2015 that there would be an increase of 3% on all credit cards run through the National Office.  The minutes to the meeting can be viewed here, and the change will take effect July 1, 2015.

Common charges will now be:  Full membership - $51.50, Single Field Trials - $105.50, Double Field Trials - $211.50, National Trial Entries - $154.50.

There will be no increase in charge for paying with check or cash.  If you have any questions, please contact your Region President or the National Officer in charge of your region.




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.

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“Live”, near real time, updates are now available on our Trials Pages.

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