2024 Butch Bennett Memorial Youth Trial

Mar 10th, 2024 | FT Results and Reports

Sunday, March 10, 2024 Old Meridian Plantation, Tallahassee, FL Once again this wonderful youth trial was blessed with perfect weather and another large gallery of enthusiastic supporters. Entrees included handlers who have run dogs here on Old Meridian Plantation (formerly Hales Place) since the trial’s inception in 2018 as well as several first time handlers. Youth field trials are really lighting up in north Florida and Southwest Georgia…due to the efforts of local field trial […]

2024 Butch Bennett Memorial Youth Field Trial

Mar 4th, 2024 |

Georgia/Florida Invitational Field Trial Club presents the third annual Butch Bennett Memorial Youth Trial, to be held on Sunday, March 10 at 2:00 pm. The trial will be held on the same beautiful, quail-rich North Florida grounds as it has been for the past several years, Old Meridian Plantation. We thank the Roberts family for their wonderful generosity! Text entrees to Jason Loper (229.221.6866) or Tommy Rice (229.221.4437). Drawing will be on March 7 at […]

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 ~ 11 – 21

Tip #11: “IASM”…or “I am Sold Myself.” — John Rex Gates Find out what legendary handler John Rex Gates meant by these words in Strideaway’s podcast interview with him in 2012! CLICK HERE Tip #12: “A dog should not be subjected to perpetual whistling and commands while at work, by doing so the dog’s mind is drawn from his work to such extent that he scarcely knows whether he is doing right or wrong.” — Er M. Shelley, Twentieth Century Bird Dog Training and Kennel […]