National Shoot To Retrieve Association

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Extend The Season!

NSTRA was conceived by a group of hunters in the late 1960's as a way to extend the normal open upland bird hunting season from a few weeks to a longer period of time.

Over 1000 Local Field Trials!

Over 1,000 local field trials are held annually for seasoned competitors and dogs as well as amateurs.

Family Fun!

Our trials are held in family friendly environments. many families take advantage of our reduced membership pricing for associate members

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The National Shoot To Retrieve Association NSTRA

About us

The National Shoot to Retrieve Association is a non-profit organization that was founded in 1978 by a group of dedicated bird hunters looking for a way to extend the upland bird season and provide service to its members. NSTRA Field Trials provide competition with others who enjoy bird dogs, in a sportsmanlike environment under hunting conditions.

Membership is open to all sportsman looking to extend the hunting season and enjoy a competitive experience for their families and dogs. NSTRA consists of 31 Regions in the Continental US and Canada, which offer over 1,000 field trial opportunities throughout the year.

This site is intended to assist you in becoming a new member, and to provide support to our current members, regional officers, and sponsors. This site provides Championship Trial results, Dog Records, Regional Data and Field Trial Schedules, and information on our countless awards.

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