2019 Wisconsin Waterfowl Hunters’ Conference Agenda

The 2019 Conference agenda is currently being developed and we hope to have a preliminary agenda up by late January 2019.  We are leaving the 2018 Agenda below and previous year’s agendas in the drop downs below to give an idea of the types of presentations have done in the past. If you have ideas for topics for the 2019 Conference, please contact jonrbergquist@hotmail.com with your suggestion and if possible the contact information for a speaker on that topic.

We are leaving the 2018 Agenda up as an example of the types of presentations you might  expect in the 2019 Agenda.

 

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 2018 Wisconsin Waterfowl Hunters’ Conference Agenda

Hotel Mead, March 10 2018

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8:30 – 9:15: Registration

9:15 – 9:30: Welcome & Opening Remarks – Robert Landerman – Conference Chair

9:30 – 10:15: Legislative Update: George Meyers, Wisconsin Wildlife Federation

10:15 – 11:00: Keynote Speaker: Aaron Yetter, Illinois Natural History Survey: Tradeoffs Between Sanctuaries for Migrating Waterbirds and Recreational Opportunities in Restored Wetland Complexes

11:00 – 11:45: Break Out Session I
Great Lakes Hunting: Jeff O’Brien
2017 Waterfowl Season and What’s In Store for 2018: Taylor Finger, WDNR
State and Federal Waterfowl Hunting Regulations: Rob Hirchboeck & John Below, FWS and Tyler Strelow, WDNR

11:45 – 12:30: Break Out Session II
Waterfowl Use of Restored Wetlands in Southeastern Wisconsin; We built it, but did they come? Dr Jacob Straub, UWSP
Featured State Waterfowl Property: Green Bay West Shore Properties, David Halfmann, WDNR
Looking Ahead To The 2019 Waterfowl Seasons, Your Thoughts: Taylor Finger, WDNR

1230 – 1:15: Lunch – Scholarship Presentation and Raffles

1:15 – 2:00: Keynote Speaker: Dr William Hohman, Natural Resource Conservation
Service: The Ring-necked Duck

2:00 – 2:45: Break Out Session III
Great Lakes Hunting: Jeff O’Brien
2017 Waterfowl Season and What’s In Store for 2018: Taylor Finger, WDNR
State and Federal Waterfowl Hunting Regulations: Rob Hirchboeck & John Below, FWS
and Tyler Strelow, WDNR

2:45 – 3:30: Break Out Session IV
Isolated Wetlands in Wisconsin, and Their Importance to Waterfowl Production and Migration. Tracy Hames, Executive Director, Wisconsin Wetland Association,
Looking Ahead To The 2019 Waterfowl Seasons, Your Thoughts: Taylor Finger, WDNR
UWSP Wood Duck Study: Kali Rush

3:30: Wrap up and Closing Thoughts – Robert Landerman

Drive carefully and have a safe trip home. We look forward to seeing you in 2019!

For those registrants arriving on Friday evening, March 9, we will be hosting a Hospitality Room at the Hotel Mead from 6:30 pm until 9:00 pm. Snacks and a variety of beverages will be provided. Please plan on joining us.

 

We continue to strive to offer an active agenda that provides hands on opportunities for waterfowlers to learn and participate in waterfowling and waterfowl management. If you have ideas for topics for future Conferences, please let us know.

 


This is a brief outline and example of one of the many 2017 break out sessions

Agenda Break out session : Waterfowl Hunting in Canada
Information and tips for the dream hunt of a life time.
Avoiding the Nightmare bust.

Topics: Travel ,border crossing ,dogs, guns, ammo, field and water shooting, free lancing, guides, outfitters and more.

First time or veterans ——- learn and share .
This session will be led by Allen Kube with time for Questions .

Al has hunted waterfowl in Canada since 1968. He has hunted on the prairies and in the
parklands of Alberta, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan. Al hunts ducks, geese, and sandhill cranes in
Canada for 4 to 5 weeks each fall. His goal is creating the “Super Shoot Experience “. Where the
duck, goose, or crane shoot through scouting and preparation results in the targeted bird returning
to the desired field or water set in large numbers, decoying well, providing super shooting while
allowing quick dog retrieval. The super shooting will result in daily bag limit near the 100 % goal
and take no more then 2 1/2 hours of shooting time.

Want to have the “Super Shoot” experience on your Canada Hunt?

Al has kept a journal of daily hunts since 1968 recording the changing methods and of the
Canadian waterfowl hunting experience.

Topics :

Preparation and travel
No hassle border crossings Canada and back to the U.S.
Enough decoys without breaking the bank
Enough gun for the job never have a bruised shoulder again
Chokes and Ammo
Scouting for a shoot – cut to the chase
48 years of hunting methods that work and many may no longer work
Motion , Motion , Motion
To much Motion!
The best decoys to use for field shooting ducks
How many Canada Goose decoys to use (bring) and spreads that never fail
Sandhill crane strategies that work
The best time of the season to hunt Mallards
Blinds and Camo


Click here for the 2017 Agenda!
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for the 2016 Agenda!
Click here for the 2015 Agenda!
Click here for the 2014 Agenda!
Click here for the 2013 Agenda!