2019 Wisconsin Waterfowl Hunters’ Conference Agenda

The 2019 Conference agenda is currently being developed, below is a preliminary draft of the 2019 agenda. We hope to have the final 2019 Agenda up by the end of February.






2019 Wisconsin Waterfowl Hunters’ Conference

Draft Agenda Subject to Revision



8:15-9:00 Registration

9:00 -9:15 Opening remarks: Robert Landerman

9:15-10:00: Legislative Update: George Meyer, WI Wildlife Federation

10:05-10:45: Keynote Speaker: Dr Todd Arnold, University of Minnesota.  Impacts of Wisconsin’s Hunting Harvest on Wisconsin’s Breeding Mallard and Wood Duck Populations.

10:50 -11:30: Breakout Session I:

Dog Training: Nason Davis

2018 Waterfowl Season Review & What’s do you want in 2019:  Taylor Finger,WDNR

Establishing Grassland Nesting Cover For Ducks: Ryan Haffele, WDNR

11:35-12:15: Breakout Session II:

The Long Tailed Duck: Luke Fara. United States Geological Survey

An Update on the Wisconsin Waterfowl Conservation Strategy: Dr Jacob Straub, UWSP

Estimating Vallisneria Winter Bud Biomass for Waterfowl on Mississippi

River Pools 13, 8 and 4: Kristen Schmidt, UWSP

1:20 -2:00: Keynote Speaker: Tracy Hames, Wisconsin Wetland Association. The Need for Small Scale Local Wetlands Conservation (Type2 and 3), What are They and Why the Need.

2:05-2:45: Breakout Session 3:

Waterfowl Hunter Satisfaction Survey: Lauren Bradshaw, WDNR

2018 Waterfowl Season Review & What Do You Want in 2019: Taylor Finger, WDNR

Habitat Use by Breeding Wood Ducks in Central WI: Kali Rush, UWSP

2:50-3:25: Breakout Session 4:

The Long Tail Duck: Luke Fara, United States Geological Survey

Outdoor Media: Jeff O’Brian

Updating the Wisconsin Waterfowl Management Plan: Taylor Finger, WDNR

3:30: Closing Remarks

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For those registrants arriving on Friday evening, March 8, 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.