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A National Effort to Recruit, Retain and Reactivate Hunters and Target Shooters

THE COUNCIL TO ADVANCE HUNTING AND THE SHOOTING SPORTS OFFERS R3 OPPORTUNITIES By Kristen Black, Council to Advance Hunting and the Shooting Sports Participation rates in hunting and target shooting in America are changing, which presents challenges for the future of these activities as well as the current model of conservation in America. Fortunately, one organization, the … Continued

Avian Flu Confirmed in California Breeding Duck Flock

An Estimated 9,500 Ducks Have Been Affected in Monterey County Low pathogenic avian influenza (LPAI) has been confirmed in a flock of almost 9,500 breeding ducks in Monterey County, California. The virus, which is of the H5 serotype, was found as the result of routine surveillance, according to the U.S. Department for Agriculture (USDA), and … Continued

USDA Confirms Virulent Newcastle Disease in Pet Chickens in Arizona

WASHINGTON, April 5, 2019 – The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) confirmed the presence of virulent Newcastle disease in a small flock of pet chickens in Coconino County, Arizona. This is the first case of virulent Newcastle disease in Arizona.  This case is believed to be connected … Continued

The North American Gamebird Association Announces Jeannine Kuhl Memorial Gamebird Industry Scholarship

The North American Gamebird Association (NAGA) announced a new scholarship opportunity offered in memorial to the late Jeannine Kuhl, whose work with Kuhl Corporation has been an essential part of the gamebird industry. The purpose of this scholarship is to increase awareness of, and support career opportunities in, the gamebird industry, defined as the raising of … Continued

Update: Oregon Contest and Field Trial Ban Gets Hearing

Oregon Senate Bill 723 would make it illegal to host or participate in hunting contests, tournaments or derbies that have the objective of taking wildlife, which could include pen-raised gamebirds, for prizes or entertainment. This bill would ban any event where dogs are trained that awards a ribbon, ranking, medal or a trophy.    While it appears the … Continued

Oregon Legislation Threatens Gamebird Farms, Hunting Preserves and Field Trials!

The North American Gamebird Association’s (NAGA) longtime partner the Sportsmen’s Alliance has alerted us to two bills introduced in Oregon that are critical threats to the gamebird industry. Below is information straight from their alert: House Bill 439 would prohibit the confining, restricting or exercising control over movements of gamebirds or game mammals for use … Continued

Lawmakers vote to spend $180K on pheasants for hunting

Michigan lawmakers have agreed to spend $180,000 to buy pheasants to promote hunting. The money was included in a spending bill signed last week by Gov. Rick Snyder in his final days in office. The pheasants would be released in state game areas to enhance hunting opportunities. The Legislature told the Department of Natural Resources … Continued

USDA Updates National Poultry Improvement Plan Program Standards

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal Plant and Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is updating the National Poultry Improvement Plan (NPIP) Program Standards to finalize provisions for compartmentalization of primary breeding poultry establishments to protect against disease. Compartmentalization is defining a specific group of animals that are maintained under strict biosecurity and health standards, and therefore have a … Continued

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