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.
“HELP KEEP THE FLAME ALIVE”
2019 Wisconsin Waterfowl Hunters’ Conference
Draft Agenda Subject to Revision
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
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.