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 Entry Form
Entry Date: Apr 13, 2016
The entry form for the 2016 Purina Endurance Entry is now available and can be downloaded here.
Please Note: All entry forms must be completely filled out and accompanied by payment when sent to the National Office!
We no longer accept phone entries; forms must be sent via email, fax, or postal service. Also, if paying by credit card there is a 3% processing fee which makes each entry $154.50.
203 N Mill Street, Plainfield IN 46168 Fax: 317-839-4197
Trial of Champions Draw is Posted!
Entry Date: Mar 23, 2016
The draw for the 2016 Trial of Champions is posted. You can check your draws here.
2016 National Officer Elections
Entry Date: Mar 17, 2016
This year we will be electing the positions of 2nd Vice President and Secretary for national officers. If you are interested in running for election, or know someone who is, please contact one of the following members prior to June 1.
2016 Nominating Committee
Chairman: Gary Ramsey, email@example.com 828-788-8924
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.
Mentor Program Rules
Entry Date: Dec 11, 2015
At the BOD meeting in October, the Mentor Program was decided upon. Following are the rules:
1. Mentor or mentors must be determined and trial chairman notified prior to the start of the trial. More than one may need to be determined in case one of the mentors falls into a back to back situation.
2. Mentor may not be used if the requested mentor has the following brace on the same field.
3. Requesting member is allowed the use of a mentor a total of 8 times. This must be tracked at the Region Level.
4. Mentor program is to be limited to weekend level trials only, no Region Eliminations or National Trials allowed.
5. Mentor may also be the designated gunner.
6. In no case will there be more than 6 people in the field during any brace.
If you have any questions, please contact 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.
Check out the National Trial section!
“Live”, near real time, updates are now available on our Trials Pages.