2018 Wisconsin Waterfowl Hunters’ Conference Agenda

The 2018 Conference agenda is currently being developed and we hope to have a preliminary draft of the 2018 agenda up on the website by late January 2018.  Below is the agenda from our 2017 Conference which will provide you with the type of agenda we will be looking at for the 2018 Conference.

 

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Below is the agenda for the 2017 Wisconsin Waterfowl Hunters’ Conference. We feel that the agenda for 2017 is an exciting one and one you will not want to miss. If you have ideas for topics for the 2018 Conference, please contact jonrbergquist@hotmail.com with your suggestion and if possible the contact information for a speaker on that topic.

We look forward to seeing you at the Hotel Mead on March 11 2017.duck7

0830 – 0915: Registration

0915 – 0930: Welcome & Opening Remarks – Robert Landerman – Conference Chair

0930 – 1015: Legislative Update: George Meyers, Wisconsin Wildlife Federation

1015 – 1045: Scaup Presentation: Taylor Finger – WDNR

1045 – 11:30: Break Out Session I

  • Trends In Wisconsin Mallard & Wood Duck Populations: Jon R. Bergquist, CWB
  • Federal Waterfowl Hunting Regulations: Rob Hirchboeck & John Below, FWS
  • Waterfowl Hunting In Canada – What You Need To Know: Allen Kube
  • Delta Waterfowl Association’s Great Lakes Initiative: Joel Brice, Delta Waterfowl

11:30 – 1215: Break Out Session II

  • Looking Ahead To The 2018 Waterfowl Seasons, Your thoughts: Taylor Finger, WDNR
  • Featured Federal Waterfowl Property: Saint Croix Wetland Management District – Tom Kerr, FWS
  • Featured State Waterfowl Property: Lake Mills Wildlife Area, Jefferson Co. Samuel Jonas, WDNR
  • Wetland Development & Management: Peter Ziegler, Wisconsin Waterfowl Association

1215-1:15: Lunch – Scholarship Presentation and Raffles

1:15 – 2:00: UW Stevens Point Waterfowl/Wetland Endowment Goals & Objectives: Dr Jacob Straub

2:00 – 2:45: Break Out Session III

  • Trends In Wisconsin Mallard & Wood Duck Populations: Jon R. Bergquist, CWB
  • Federal Waterfowl Hunting Regulations: Rob Hirchboeck & John Below, FWS
  • Waterfowl Hunting In Canada – What You Need To Know: Allen Kube
  • Delta Waterfowl Association’s Great Lakes Initiative: Joel Brice, Delta Waterfowl

2:45 – 3:30: Break Out Session IV

  • Looking Ahead To The 2018 Waterfowl Seasons, Your thoughts: Taylor Finger, WDNR
  • Featured Federal Waterfowl Property: Saint Croix Wetland Management District: Tom Kerr, FWS
  • Featured State Waterfowl Property: Lake Mills Wildlife Area, Jefferson Co: Samuel Jonas, WDNR
  • Wetland Development & Management: Peter Ziegler, Wisconsin Waterfowl Association

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

Drive carefully and have a safe trip home. We look forward to seeing you in 2018!

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


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Click here for the 2014 Agenda!
Click here for the 2013 Agenda!