2024 Hunting Club Conference Agenda

8 am - 12 pm - Vendor Set-Up

10 am - 12 pm - Registration

AV Sponsor: York Ag

12:30 pm - Welcome: NAGA President Mike Martz

12:45 pm - Finding High-Quality Employees and Keeping Them 

Speaker TBA

1:30 pm - Best Bird Management Practices for Strong Flying Birds

Mike Martz, Martz's Gap View Hunting Preserve 

2:15 pm - Break

Break Sponsor: Martz's Game Farm

2:45 pm- Hunting Club Biosecurity and Waterfowl Management

Dr. Abby Schuft, University of Minnesota Extension

3:30 pm - Implementing a Practical Biosecurity Plan at Your Club

Patrick Wall, Greystone Castle Sporting Club

4:15 pm - Field Emergency and First Aid for Hunting Dogs

Dr. Joe Spoo, Gun Dog Doc

5:30 pm - Cocktails 

6 pm - Welcome Dinner

Following Dinner - Hospitality Room

Hospitality Sponsor: Beavers Game Farm

8 am - Coffee 

8:45 am - Maintaining High Quality Products: Birds, Guides, Cover, Hosts

Dennis MacNab, Highland Hills Ranch

9:30 am - How All-Inclusive Lodges Tell Their Story and What Wingshooting Lodges Can Learn From It

Paul Robertson, Romeo Bravo Software

10:15 am - Break

Break Sponsor: Milford Hills Hunt Club

10:45 am - Two Stories: Handling an Avian Influenza Outbreak and Reopening Afterwards

Jimmy Diedrich, Greystone Castle Sporting Club & Adam Straub, Martz's Gap View Hunting Preserve

12 pm - Lunch

Lunch Sponsor: Elkhorn Farms & Hatchery

1 pm - Hunting to the Style of Your Hunter for Success, Satisfaction and Safety

Chad Weber, Flying B Ranch

1:45 pm - Managing High-Quality Kennel Operations

Jeff Oakes and Ty Roebuck, Flink Oak

2:45 pm - Break

3:15 pm - Managing Cover for Multiple Uses That Last All Year

John Rickner, Lil' Toledo Lodge

4 pm - The Political Issues That Threaten Hunting Preserves

Todd Adkins, The Sportsmen's Alliance

5:30 pm - Social Hour

6 pm - Banquet

Banquet Sponsor: Flying B Ranch

Following Dinner - Hospitality Room

Hospitality Sponsor: MacFarlane Pheasants, Inc. 

 8 am - Coffee

8:30 am - Pro Shop Management and Supplier Relationships

Milford Hills

9:15 am - Best Pricing Practices for Hunting Clubs

Chad Hughes, Wings North; Philip Dietrich, Max McGraw Wildlife Foundation; Carey Story, Thunderstik Lodge

10:30 am - Break

11 am - Know Your Audience: How to Introduce "Newbies" to Wingshooting

John McNamera, National Shooting Sports Foundation

11:45 am - North American Gamebird Association Report

Rob Sexton, NAGA Executive Director

12 pm - Lunch 

Lunch Sponsor: Wild Wings of Oneka