texashuntingforum.com logo
Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
franck922, Highlightreel31, NMAOhunting, jpbanta, shawresse
68452 Registered Users
Top Posters(All Time)
dogcatcher 107,767
bill oxner 84,549
stxranchman 57,468
SnakeWrangler 57,219
RKHarm24 44,585
rifleman 44,461
Gravytrain 42,610
BMD 41,172
Forum Statistics
Forums46
Topics604,199
Posts11,321,000
Members83,452
Most Online19,184
Feb 5th, 2020
Print Thread
Field trials and hunt test #7417115 01/28/19 06:24 PM
Joined: Aug 2017
Posts: 33
S
Stxflood Offline OP
Light Foot
OP Offline
Light Foot
S
Joined: Aug 2017
Posts: 33
I am looking for information on field trials or hunt test. I am interested in ones held for English pointers and English cocker spaniels. I know a field trial and a hunt test are not the same thing but I would like to go watch a a couple of each and get a feel for them. Does anybody have any dates and locations for any coming up? I am aware of a cocker field trial in Waller next month that I will be attending. Anything else out there anyone may know about? Thanks

Re: Field trials and hunt test [Re: Stxflood] #7417140 01/28/19 06:52 PM
Joined: Oct 2009
Posts: 1,485
C
CinchMan Offline
Pro Tracker
Offline
Pro Tracker
C
Joined: Oct 2009
Posts: 1,485
There was a NSTRA Lone Star region trial yesterday in Wills point. I believe the next one is March 2nd. Theyíre a lot of fun and Iíve met some great bird dog folks and lifelong friends through NSTRA. Iíd recommend checking one out!


Say When.....
Re: Field trials and hunt test [Re: Stxflood] #7417145 01/28/19 06:57 PM
Joined: Jan 2008
Posts: 5,475
L
Leonardo Online Content
THF Trophy Hunter
Online Content
THF Trophy Hunter
L
Joined: Jan 2008
Posts: 5,475
Correct me if I am wrong but they are not breed affiliated. You have events for retrieving, flushing, and pointing. These events are open to any breed that can perform the task. NTSSC is having an event soon for flushing. Think their field trial just happened.

Re: Field trials and hunt test [Re: Stxflood] #7420287 01/31/19 03:32 PM
Joined: Aug 2017
Posts: 33
S
Stxflood Offline OP
Light Foot
OP Offline
Light Foot
S
Joined: Aug 2017
Posts: 33
Thanks for the info. Looks like most are a pretty good drive from the RGV but I definitely will go check some out and see if this is something I'm really interested in.

Re: Field trials and hunt test [Re: Stxflood] #7420571 01/31/19 07:13 PM
Joined: Aug 2013
Posts: 45
J
jeffro3967 Offline
Light Foot
Offline
Light Foot
J
Joined: Aug 2013
Posts: 45
As far as AKC goes, the ones listed as "Retriever" whether field trial or hunt test I'm pretty sure they're restricted to retriever breeds only. According to the AKC rules the following are eligible for retriever trials: Chessies, Curly-coated, Flat-coated, Goldens, Labradors, Irish water spaniels and Tollers. I have also seen a couple poodles at retriever hunt tests so apparently they are eligible as well. If looking at AKC you may want to head to their website and see which breeds qualify for whatever type of event you are interested in. I'm not familiar with any organization other than AKC, so others may allow any breed to any type of test or trial.

Re: Field trials and hunt test [Re: Stxflood] #7420659 01/31/19 08:28 PM
Joined: Jan 2015
Posts: 630
DrifterAT Offline
Tracker
Offline
Tracker
Joined: Jan 2015
Posts: 630
AKC has a couple of hunt tests scheduled the first 3 weeks of Feb.

Waterloo Amateur Retriever Club 2019 Master Only Hunt Test

Saturday, February 02, 2019 - Sunday, February 03, 2019

Held in Manheim , TX

and

Coastal Bend Retriever Club of Texas 2019 Spring Hunt Test (Limited Master)

Friday, February 15, 2019 - Sunday, February 17, 2019

Held in Paige , TX

and

There's also a Super Retriever Series in Feb.

Best Retrieverís SRS Club Qualifier

Presented By Best Retrievers

Date: February 8-10, 2019

Where: 3736 FM 1624
Lincoln, TX 78948

Re: Field trials and hunt test [Re: DrifterAT] #7420862 01/31/19 11:10 PM
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 24,938
B
Buzzsaw Online Content
THF Celebrity
Online Content
THF Celebrity
B
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 24,938
Originally Posted by DrifterAT
AKC has a couple of hunt tests scheduled the first 3 weeks of Feb.

Waterloo Amateur Retriever Club 2019 Master Only Hunt Test

Saturday, February 02, 2019 - Sunday, February 03, 2019

Held in Manheim , TX

and

Coastal Bend Retriever Club of Texas 2019 Spring Hunt Test (Limited Master)

Friday, February 15, 2019 - Sunday, February 17, 2019

Held in Paige , TX

and

There's also a Super Retriever Series in Feb.

Best Retrieverís SRS Club Qualifier

Presented By Best Retrievers

Date: February 8-10, 2019

Where: 3736 FM 1624
Lincoln, TX 78948




he has cocker spaniels, but its cool


SPACE FOR RENT


Re: Field trials and hunt test [Re: Stxflood] #7420971 02/01/19 12:44 AM
Joined: Jul 2015
Posts: 332
S
Sweese Offline
Bird Dog
Offline
Bird Dog
S
Joined: Jul 2015
Posts: 332
As you may already know pointer and spaniel AKC hunt tests and trials are different. Groups like NSTRA and Bird Dog Circuit are also out there and very popular but not awarding AKC titles. Look on AKC, www.huntsecretary.com or www.entryexpress.net for upcoming AKC events. Search NSTRA (National Shoot to retrieve association) or Bird Dog circuit for other events. I did see a recent post that the North Texas Springer Spaniel group has a hunt test coming up. Have a look for this on facebook. Also look at the Valley View Field trial group (North Texas) on facebook for various pointer and versatile gun dog events.


Regards,

Jay
Photographer Afield
www.jayschwisow.com

Previous Thread
Index
Next Thread

© 2004-2019 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.3