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 (NAGA), the trade association for the gamebird industry, envisioned a conference for hunting preserves with an agenda designed by hunting preserve owners to share vital information and build strong relationships between hunting clubs in an informative and entertaining environment. NSSF’s Platinum Sponsorship provided the foundational funding to allow NAGA to embark on this new endeavor.

“What began as just an idea more than a year ago has become an exciting reality,” explained NAGA President Peg Ballou. “We’d never have been able to pull it off if not for the support we receive from the firearms industry.”

NSSF – The Firearms Industry Trade Association has supported gamebird businesses for many years. For more information on the many accomplishments of this great organization representing the arms and ammunition manufacturers, visit