Article submitted on 2017-03-02 by: Dave Swanson
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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