July (Aug) 2017 Monthly Meeting

Special Notice – The August meeting date has been moved back to July 31, 2017!

The Green Bay Duck Hunters Association will meet at 6:00 pm on Monday, July 31, 2017 (not on Aug 7th) at the Barkhausen Waterfowl Preserve.

This is our membership renewal/new member sign up Corn Roast and Brat Fry. Annual membership is still at $20.00.

Your membership includes the immediate family members and entitles you to attend and participate in great events such as the Road Kill Banquet and Auction, spring fish fry, August Corn Roast and Brat Fry, Youth Waterfowl Day, Learn To Hunt – Waterfowl and more.

You will find the monthly meetings, usually held the first Monday of the month, entertaining as we draw upon the knowledge and expertise of waterfowl experts including decoy carvers, authors, wetlands biologists and more.

You also get an opportunity to join in as volunteers with the annual WI DNR Local Goose Banding Project, participate with our “duck rescue” program and enjoy the winter checking Wood Duck Boxes and rehabbing Mallard Nesting cylinders among other projects.

Guests or new members always welcome.

See you there!

Roger Hanson, President
Green Bay Duck Hunters Association

Youth Waterfowl Day 2017

Youth Waterfowl Day – Saturday August 5th at Barkhausen Waterfowl Preserve, 2024 Lakeview Drive (CTH J) Suamico.

Youth are invited along with a parent/guardian to enjoy a hands-on experience including: retriever demonstrations, duck calling, BB gun marksmanship, layout blind hunting skills and more!

The event starts at 9 am and ends at 1 pm. The event is free and includes a T-shirt, camo cap, duck call and lunch.

Attendance qualifies each eligible youth in a state raffle for a Horicon Marsh Hunt and qualification for a waterfowl Learn to Hunt Program.

Sponsorship by Green Bay Duck Hunters Association along with Brown County Parks, WI DU, Cabela’s and the Brown County Conservation Alliance. Pre-registration is required by calling (920)448-6242.

Black Lab eager to fetch

Jun Monthly Meeting

The Green Bay Duck Hunters Association will meet on Monday, June 5, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. at the Barkhausen Waterfowl Preserve.

There will be a special event before the meeting starting at 5:00 p.m.

GBDHA member Mike Pierce will give a presentation on decoy carving in light of the upcoming carved decoy contest, which is in conjunction with the Federal Duck Stamp Contest being held in Stevens Point this September.

The decoy carving demonstration will start at 5:00 p.m. and lead up to the start of the meeting at 7:00 p.m.

Mike will demonstrate decoy carving with hand tools (hatchets and drawknives) and in addition, a skill from the Maryland Bay men, chopping decoys with a hatchet.

Mike’s carved decoys are always a hit at the Roadkill banquet. This will be a very interesting presentation, get there early for a “good seat”.

Planning for the 2017 Local Canadian Goose Banding will be the topic of the meeting. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources banding project will take place between June 26 – 28, 2017 in Brown, Kewaunee and Outagamie Counties.

The GBDHA members have done a great job in the past of scouting for banding locations and getting land owners permission to access the geese. Please send locations to Dave Swanson at greenbaydha@gmail.com.

As always, snacks and refreshments will be available.
Guests or new members always welcome.

See you there!

Roger Hanson, President
Green Bay Duck Hunters Association