Information About the Club - HOAGBA



Heart of America Game Breeders’ Association was founded in 1985 by a group of breeders who saw the need for an organization for the game breeders in Missouri and Kansas.  Today, HOAGBA membership includes breeders in over 20 states.  HOAGBA has cooperated and worked with the Kansas Wildlife and Parks and the Kansas Animal Health Department to promote the well-being of birds and animals kept in captivity.  The organization strives to provide information to its membership and the general public about maintaining birds and animals for enjoyment, species preservation, and profit.

Since 1985, Heart of America Game Breeders Association, commonly referred to HOAGBA, has sponsored bird and animals auctions in March and September.  Those auctions are currently being held  at the Johnson County Fairgrounds in Gardner, Kansas.

The Purposes of HOAGBA Are:

to preserve and propagate all varieties of game, ornamental, and caged birds and animals, especially endangered species.  

to assist breeders in securing species for breeding purposes and  to assist breeders in finding markets for selling surplus species. 

to dispense information of general interest to breeders through a club newsletter.  

to create new markets through education of the public. 

to protect the buying public from unscrupulous dealers and breeders  

to hold meetings for the education of the membership.

What Are The Membership Benefits?

The 8-page newsletter “Heartland News” is mailed out 6 times a year (January-February, March-April, May-June, July-August, September-October, & November-December). Almost every issue also includes a color photo insert. Not only does the newsletter list swaps and auctions and birds and animals for sale, but it also contains feature articles, helpful hints, and other information pertinent to people interested in birds and animals.   With shipping problems, pending legislation on the national level, and other problems facing game and bird breeders, belonging to an association is a way for you to network and keep in touch with other people with similar interests and concerns.   See a link at the bottom of the page to download a sample newsletter.

Members may run free ads of up to 50 words each month if they choose to do so.    As a member you can be listed in the Membership Directory which is revised every 2 years.   Your membership also entitles you to sell for 15% commission at the club auctions.

HOAGBA Membership

If you wish to join HOAGBA, you can download the application (see the bottom of this page for the download button). Fill out the application, make out a check for $10.00 payable to HOAGBA, and  mail it to :  Terry Smith, HOAGBA, membership chairperson 14000 W. 215th St. Bucyrus, KS 66013-9519

Who Are The Members Responsible For Getting Things Done?

Officers & and Directors Serving on the Executive Board 

President John Smith,Phone 913-879-2587

14000 W. 215th St., Bucyrus, KS 66013  

Secretary Ted Golka, Phone 712-366-3526

21665 Barrus Rd., Glenwood, IA 51534-5075  

Treasurer Terry Smith, Phone 913-879-2587

14000 W. 215th St., Bucyrus, KS 66013

Directors for Kansas 

LaDonna Lickteig  Phone  785-542-2279 

996 E. 1900 Road, Lawrence, KS 66046

John Smith Phone  913-879-2587

14000 W. 215th St., Bucyrus, KS 66013 

Director for Missouri 

Myrna Tuley  Phone  816-289-2906

12613 Harris Road, Lees Summit, MO 64086


Director Iowa & States East of Mississippi River

Dennis Connolly Phone 641-842-5850

1010 Perry Street, Knoxville, IA 50138

Directors at Large  

Roger Graham Phone 719-320-3092 

25786 Hillside Road, Pueblo, CO 81006

Cindy Hoffman Phone 785-851-0144 

21733 S-4 Road, Holton, KS 66436  

Newsletter editor, auction web site, & membership

Terry  Smith Ph.  913-879-2587  

Club Facebook administrator

Kristi Priddy Ph. 913-908-5908

HOAGBA Facebook Page


Membership Application for Web (pdf)


Sample HOAGBA Newsletter (pdf)