Tommy Traylor Memorial Youth Trial

Nov 20th, 2022 | FT Results and Reports

The 2nd annual Tommy Traylor Memorial Youth Trial was held November 12, 2022 on the beautiful grounds of Conecuh Station. Eight 20-minute braces consisting of 9 youth handlers, (3 of which were in the 12 and under Alabama Junior Division) and 16 bird dogs (1 Setter, 2 German Shorthairs, & 13 Pointers) ran that Saturday.  In attendance for this memorial trial was Tommy Traylor’s wife, Kay Traylor;  brother, Toby (Uncle Doc) Traylor;  daughters Melissa Lewis and […]

YFTA Handler’s Seminar ~ Presenters

Jun 15th, 2022 | Seminars

Many many thanks to the professional trainer/handlers who conducted our Youth Handlers Seminar on June 11th at the beautiful Shadow Oak Plantation. Judd Carlton Judd grew up bird hunting with his grandfather in South Georgia. He began training as a professional in 1999 and was managing a quail plantation by the age of 25. He was introduced to field trials by Lee Phillips and Ron Deal and worked under Billy Wayne Morton and Fred Dileo. […]

Tips from the Pros ~ 22 – 31

Tip #22: “When handling, never be distracted and take your mind off your dog, not even for a few seconds… your dog knows if you are distracted. Unexpected things can happen if your mind is not on your dog. Stay Alert!” — Mike Husenits Tip #23: “Try and gain a little training in each workout. Have a mental image of what you want your dog to look like as a finished contender. Slow progress is much […]