NAGA Mission Statement:

The North American Gamebird Association’s mission is to protect, promote and sustain a positive environment in which gamebird producers and hunting preserve operators can grow their businesses through monitoring and influencing of legislation, informing and educating our members on current industry trends and issues and promoting and sustaining our hunting heritage through increased public awareness.

Examples of How We’ve Accomplished Our Mission:

  • Educated gamebird businesses on COVID pandemic aide programs
  • Designed the Secure Upland Gamebird Supply Plan that ensures the movement of birds during a disease outbreak
  • Secured language in federal law preserving indemnity for all avian influenza occurrences
  • Defeated state legislative bans on raised-for-release birds
  • Ensured fair market indemnity values by USDA-APHIS
  • Published an economic impact report, Preserving Wildlife and Rural America, which illustrates that game bird production and preserve industries have a $5 billion impact in the U.S. economy. This report has been influential in educating decision makers and regulators.
  • Airlines decision to refuse U.S. Postal chick shipments over-turned
  • Reversed ruling which prohibited use of CRP acres by hunting preserves
  • Headed off a Federal plan to require individual bird identification
  • Successfully defended industry from Federal Regulations that sought to ban the release of mallard ducks
  • Cooperating on “Minor Use Minor Species” (MUMS) Coalition, for drug approval for treating gamebirds
  • Approved a study on coccidiosis in gamebirds by University of Georgia

NAGA Educates and Builds a Strong Gamebird Community 

NAGA members gather twice a year, at the annual convention during the winter, and at a summer conference designed exclusively for hunting clubs and preserves. These events provide vital education and the opportunity to share information on current challenges. They also promote networking between gamebird businesses that results in relationships that make a difference during a crisis.

The Future of Gamebird Producers and Hunt Clubs Depends on You

Gamebird production and hunting preserves are important industries in the United States. Founded on respect for the land and wise use of renewable natural resources, these industries provide an enormous economic and social benefit to all. Gamebird producers provide a wide range of species for hunting and release, striving to provide the best quality, certified healthy, strong fliers available.

Hunting businesses range from the smallest “do-it-yourself” operations to the grandest hunting and recreational facilities. Hunting resorts provide opportunities for all ages to savor bird hunting. There’s a hunting facility to satisfy every hunter’s desire and budget.

As important as the gamebird industry is, however, it faces challenges on many fronts:

  • The animal rights lobby
  • Congress and the Federal Government
  • A fickle and challenging media
  • The threat of lawsuits
  • Wildlife agencies
  • Environmental challenges
  • Agriculture departments

No preserve operator or gamebird producer can meet all these challenges alone. And our industry cannot survive fragmented. It takes a unified voice to handle the complex issues we face. The North American Gamebird Association was founded to be that voice, to provide expertise and apply sound strategies to the challenges facing our businesses. Your membership in NAGA comes with many benefits, but most importantly, it comes with the security of knowing you are part of the defense of our cherished industry of multi-generational family businesses.

NAGA members receive six issues of NAGA News, our official publication each year, and an annual membership directory. In addition, NAGA’s website provides timely information, and opportunities to advertise for items people need to find or sell.

NAGA is a membership organization that responds to the needs of gamebird businesses like yours. Our all-volunteer board of directors is elected by the members each year. The staff is lean, ensuring your member dollars are used to the direct benefit of the industry.

Join NAGA today and become part of the team that protects your family business.