Each August the Gordon Setter Club of America and Badgerland Gordon Setter Club host an AKC sanctioned field trial at the Pine Island Wildlife Area in Portage, Wisconsin. This is an AKC sanctioned "setters only" field trial. In 2011 and 2012 a couple stakes were held to accommodate other pointing breeds.
Since the field trial is held in August, weather conditions can be challenging. Plenty of water is made available to the dogs, and if it's warm, the dogs are looking to cool off anywhere they can.