Mar 2017 Monthly Meeting

The March monthly meeting of the Green Bay Duck Hunters Association ( GBDHA ) will be held on Monday, March 6, 2017 at 7:00 pm at the Barkhausen Waterfowl Preserve.

Joe Loehlein and Dave Swanson will give a presentation on the Duck Rescue Program. The project has been presented locally to WI DNR Staff and was recently presented at the WI Wildlife Rehabbers Association State Conference held at Mosquito Hill Nature Preserve near New London.

The Duck Rescue Program was also recently recognized for 35 years of volunteer service to the Green Bay Wildlife Sanctuary.

Gary Fontaine will be giving an update on the Roadkill Banquet on Saturday March 25, 2017 at Pamperin Park Pavilion. Doors open at 5:00 pm. Bring your favorite wild or not game food, sides and or deserts. All game recipes, fur or fowl welcome.

Reminder: current membership is required to attend the banquet and auction. Your annual dues of $20.00 provides family entrance to this great event plus: the spring smelt fry and the August Corn Roast.

As always, snacks and refreshments will be available.

New members and visitors welcome.

Roger Hanson. President

WWHC 2017

2017 WISCONSIN WATERFOWL HUNTERS’ CONFERENCE

Wisconsin waterfowl hunters are encouraged to attend the 15th annual Wisconsin Waterfowl Hunters’ Conference which will be held on March 11 2017 at the Hotel Mead and Conference Center in Wisconsin Rapids.

The Conference is designed, developed and managed by a committee of independent waterfowl hunters. It is supported by individuals, conservation organizations, private businesses and government agencies.

Our focus since the inception of this Conference has been Preserving and Enhancing Our Waterfowl Hunting Heritage and how waterfowl hunting in Wisconsin can be improved.  Attendees can have a hand in determining the future needs of waterfowl management, research and hunting opportunities. Help determine that direction!

The cost of the Conference is only $35.00 if you preregister and $40.00 at the door. The preregistration fee for University wildlife ecology students and attendees 18 years old and younger is only $15.00 ($20.00 at the door)..

Presentations are typically about 30 minutes long and speakers include professional waterfowl staff, agency representatives, a legislative update, and non professional speakers. We are striving for an active agenda that provides opportunities to learn and participate in waterfowling and waterfowl management.

The Key Note speaker, Dr Jacob Straub, the Chair of the new Waterfowl/ Wetlands Endowment at UW- Stevens Point, will talk about the goals and objectives of this 2 Million dollar endowment. We will also have a number of breakout sessions that will provide timely information on important waterfowl/wetland issues and offer participants an opportunity to provide input on important waterfowl/wetland issues.

The Conference will host a Waterfowlers’ hospitality hour Friday evening for those arriving Friday. For more specific information about the Conference including how to preregister, lodging information, and the agenda, visit our website at www.wiswaterfowlersconf.org

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