Why Join NSTRA?

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Are you a bird hunter with limited wild bird hunting opportunities? Are you looking for a way to include your entire family in your hunting experience? Do you have a hunting dog that needs to get out more? Are you willing to learn more, make new friends and enjoy the company of other sportsmen? NSTRA just may be the place for you! Click here for more membership information.

NSTRA Trials are friendly to new members with our Open/Novice trial format and Mentor Program. Click for more information on Open/Novice Trials

Upcoming Trials and Events

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Pikes Peak Trial August 11 / 12 / 13 -2017

This trial is not yet drawn.

Start Time: TBD
Entry fee is $45. See Trial Schedule Page for additional details.

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Previous Trials and Events

Rocky Mountain Regional Elimination 2017

Regional Winners
Regional Winners
Side Trial WInners
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Regional Elimination Round
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Rocky Mountain Regional Trial May 5-6, 2017

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Start Time: 8:00
The 2016/2017 Regional Elimination Trial and side trial are May 6-7, 2017. The 2016/2017 Regional Elimination Trial and side trial will be held at the north fields at Steel Fork Pheasants in Rush, CO on May 6/7. The trial will start at 0800. Our judges will be Mike Jepsen from Big Sky Region and Jason Norton who is the Mid North Region President. Our bird handler will be Hanna Jepsen who has planted numerous Regional trials. Our side trial judges will be Dave Dowers and Ron Horn. The side trial will be in the west field -the current B Field (42 acres) the Regional field ( 48acres) will be east of the current A Field. By doing this, the Regional field will have virgin cover and we will have a full 40 acre field between the Regional and side trial to prevent bird fly over and interference from outside dogs. We did get permission from NSTRA 1st Vice President Mikeal Mulberry to chip draw the side trial to avoid conflicting braces. I am planning on drawing the side trial on Friday May 5th at the clubhouse. The Regional entry fee will be $100.00 and the side trial brace will be $45.00.

We will move to the clubhouse at the end of the trial on Saturday to hold our annual membership meeting, election, and dinner. Dinner will be available after the meeting and we are planning on prime rib made by Rhonda and Rod. The cost of the dinner will be $20.00/person. We will also have a raffle to raise money for the region and to help offset the cost of the Regional. If you are able to bring something to donate for the raffle that would be appreciated.

April 22-23

Thank you Steel Fork Pheasants and Start to Fish Bird Dog Training for an excellent trial. Congratulations to all our winners.

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Start Time: 7:30am
Our next spring trial is April 22-23, 2017. This trial will be located at Steel Fork Pheasants East of Rush, CO. See the trial schedule for details on the trial grounds. This is an Open/Novice trial, handlers must specify that they want their dog to run as a novice prior to the draw. There is more information on the Novice program above. You can view the draw by clicking the link below and then selecting braces. Once the braces option expands you can toggle between the field and days by clicking on the top icons for each Field/Day.

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April 1-2, 2017

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Thank you to everyone who participated in this trial! A special thank you must go out to our judges who had some snowy and cold conditions as well as Steel Fork Pheasants who opened up their facilities a day early so folks could make safe travel arrangements.

Start Time: 8:00am
Our next spring trial is April 1-2, 2017. This trial will be located at Steel Fork Pheasants East of Rush, CO. See the trial schedule for details on the trial grounds. This is an Open/Novice trial, handlers must specify that they want their dog to run as a novice prior to the draw. There is more information on the Novice program above. You can view the draw by clicking the link below and then selecting braces. Once the braces option expands you can toggle between the field and days by clicking on the top icons for each Field/Day.

Trial Results 4/01/17-4/02/17

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March 18-19, 2017

Start Time: 8:00am
Our second spring trial is March 18-19, 2017. This trial will be located at Steel Fork Pheasants East of Rush, CO. See the trial schedule for details on the trial grounds. This is an Open/Novice trial, handlers must specify that they want their dog to run as a novice prior to the draw. There is more information on the Novice program above. You can view the draw by clicking the link below and then selecting braces. Once the braces option expands you can toggle between the field and days by clicking on the top icons for each Field/Day.

March 18-19, 2017
Open / Novice Dbl / Dbl
Location: Rush, CO
Chris Cooperrider
POB 1422
Cripple Creek, CO 80813
cooperriderchris@aol.com
719-659-7361
Entry Fee: $45

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March 4-5, 2017

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March 4-5, 2017
Open / Novice Dbl / Dbl
Location: Hudson, CO (RMSDC Grounds)
Jim Graver/Kurt Lang
jimgraver@comcast.net/wingnshot@comcast.net
303-588-0502 / 303-921-4217
Entry Fee: $45
Hudson Trial Ground Map

Trial Directions:
Hudson Trial Grounds are located 5.5 miles East of the town Hudson.
From Hudson take HWY 52 east for 5.5 miles. Turn south on CO Rd 55 and travel 1 mile to CO Rd 10. Turn East on CO rd 10 for 3/4 mile. The field trial grounds will be the north.

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Braces have now been posted on the National NSTRA web site. Click to View Braces

We will have lunch available at the fields for purchase. We will have water for everyone. IF YOU DON’T SIGN UP, YOU DON’T GET LUNCH.

Saturday we will have turkey and ham sandwiches on ciabatta rolls, cookies and chips. Cost is $5.00. Please let us know by Thursday, if you (you, spouse, friend) want to be included. We need a count.

Sunday we will have Brats, cookies and chips. You must sign up at the scorer’s table no later than 2 PM on Saturday. Cost is $3.00 for 1 brat, $5.00 for 2 brats.

If you would like to check out the fields and run your dogs on Friday, you are welcome to do that, but you can’t plant birds after 3 PM. Please no ATVs on the Field on Friday. We will be at the Fields on Friday morning, and there will be birds available for purchased for $6.50 each. Please text Jim Graver at 303-588-0502 prior to Friday if you want birds and let Jim know how many birds you want.

Three Day August Trial

First off we would like to say a special thank you to Chris Cooperrider for hosting this trial. This trial had a lot of NSTRA members from other regions and it was great to have everyone join us.

Kurt Lang and his dog Jett won the High Point of the Trial Award.

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Pictures from our August 5th, 6th and 7th trial held in Woodland Park, Colorado. Thank you Chris Cooperrider for putting…

Posted by Rocky Mtn NSTRA on Tuesday, August 16, 2016

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The Gazette sent Ellie Mulder out to cover the trial. She wrote a great piece covering the trial, dogs and handlers, as well as the Rocky Mountain NSTRA club. Click the image below to read more.

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