North American Gun Dog Association
Handler of the Year

The scores will be used from all Divisions.

The best score of the handler from the qualifying runs prior to Nationals and only the best score of the handler each day of Nationals will be used, regardless of Division. ( If the Doubles score is used, it will be cut in half). Handler of the Year will be determined by the following criteria:

 All of these scores will be added together with good sportsmanship being a strong additional factor. Only one score per day will be used. In the event there is a tie of total scores, the first tie breaker will be the total time from the run used on the third day, with the quickest time winning. If still tied, the second tie breaker will be the time of the first bird bagged from the run used on the third day.

The handler must exhibit the following qualities:
Be a positive influence and role model
Be willing to help others
Show good sportsmanship in and out of competition
Treat their dog(s) with the respect and compassion they deserve
and promote and represent the NAGDA Organization in a positive way


2018 Handler of the Year is Melvin Crow of Colby Kansas.

Melvin competed in Open Pointing and Amateur Pointing.

Congratulations Melvin.

2017 - Ron Moorhead

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2017 Handler of the Year is Dr. Ron Moorhead of Ogallala, NE. 

Ron has been a participating in NAGDA since 2000. 

Congratulations Ron!!