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Avian Flu Outbreaks to Continue into the Fall Take Steps Now to Protect Your Preserve or Farm

This past week, the NAGA Health Committee heard a sobering report on the prospect for more outbreaks of avian influenza this fall and winter. Based on a map of where the disease has been found across the country, it’s a near certainty there will be more impacted poultry businesses, including gamebird businesses, as migratory birds … Continued

Gamebird Spotlight Live: Protecting Yourself During Avian Influenza

Avian Influenza is here, it’s real and it affects both farms and clubs. What can you do to protect your farm while dealing with suppliers and guests? Join NAGA President Peg Ballou on Tuesday, October 11 at 7 P.M. EST to discuss options as related to the NAGA Code of Conduct. Peg will also address … Continued

Avian Influenza Detected at Oak Ridge Pheasant Ranch

NAGA Board member and former president Tim Zindl has asked the association to let the membership know that he received confirmation on Friday, November 5th of highly pathogenic avian influenza in pheasants on his farm, Oak Ridge Pheasant Ranch, in Watertown, Wisconsin. After receiving many calls, emails and texts from people who had heard about the … Continued

NAGA Works to Help Gamebird Businesses Survive the AI Storm

As more gamebird businesses are affected by avian influenza, several NAGA Board members have been asked what the organization is doing in response. The Past Since the outbreaks in 2014-2015, NAGA created the Secure Upland Gamebird Supply Task Force to create the Secure Upland Gamebird Supply Plan (SUGS), which provides assurances to state veterinary officials on the … Continued

Spotlight on New Orleans: Hunting Preserves and Avian Influenza

During the 2014-2015 avian influenza outbreaks, there was very little focus on the impact of the disease on hunting preserves and clubs. Fortunately, no gamebird business tested positive for the disease during that timeframe. Unfortunately, this led many to falsely believe pheasants could be immune. The current avian influenza outbreak has directly impacted the gamebird … Continued

Spotlight on New Orleans: Jam-Packed Agenda/Jam-Packed Fun

With the NAGA Convention just two months away, we’re highlighting the business and fun of meeting in the Big Easy. NAGA’s agenda is jam-packed with informational experts in their field. Among those presentations is one that’s sure to be an important topic with hunting preserves and gamebird farms – avian influenza indemnity. The number of … Continued

HPAI Found in Eastern Nebraska Gamebirds

USDA APHIS has confirmed an outbreak of HPAI on a gamebird farm in York County in Eastern Nebraska. More information can be found on the USDA APHIS website. NAGA continues to provide information to help members prepare for an outbreak. For example: It’s essential to have an approved biosecurity plan to be eligible for indemnity. Record … Continued

Avian Influenza is Still Alive in Wild Birds and Western U.S.

A Note From NAGA: It’s long been thought that avian influenza isn’t a concern during the summer when the temperatures are higher. We’re now learning that’s not always the case. NAGA has been encouraging hunting preserves and gamebird producers to be prepared, even during the summer months, by ensuring biosecurity plans are in place and, … Continued

Hunting Club Owners Gather in Ohio

Monday, July 18, 2022, hunting preserve operators from across the U.S. kicked off the first conference devoted entirely to the challenges faced in this thriving industry. NSSF – The Firearms Trade Association is the Platinum Sponsor of the event, which is underway at Deer Creek State Lodge in Central Ohio. The North American Gamebird Association … Continued