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.
1x Champion Certificates
Entry Date: Jun 26, 2015
1xChampion Certificates for October 1, 2012 - April 15, 2015 have been printed and mailed out to all owners. If there is an error on your certificate, or you did not receive one, please contact the National Office.
2015 Purina Endurance Classic
Entry Date: Jun 17, 2015
The 2015 Purina Endurance Classic will be held September 9-12 in Osceola, IA. Please remember that all entries are due in the NSTRA Office by July 20, 2015; also, any entries paid for with credit card will be subject to the increased 3% fee making those entries $154.50 each. Entries must be emailed, faxed, or mailed to the office; no phone entries will be accepted. You can download an entry form, and verify it has been received, here.
Increase on Credit Card Charges - July 2015
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.
Check out the National Trial section!
“Live”, near real time, updates are now available on our Trials Pages.