2018 Wisconsin Waterfowl Hunters’ Conference

Wisconsin waterfowl hunters are encouraged to attend the 16th annual Wisconsin Waterfowl Hunters’ Conference which will be held on Saturday, March 10, 2018 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 College/University wildlife ecology students and attendees 18 years old and younger is only $15.00.

Our Conference is open to anyone interested in waterfowl hunting; allows waterfowlers from around the state the opportunity to meet fellow hunters, management biologists and wardens and to share questions, concerns, experiences and information that affect our waterfowl hunting heritage and future hunting opportunities.

In addition, although the agenda has not been finalized we tentatively plan that the agenda will include Legislative updates, announcement of the 2018 Wisconsin Waterfowl Hunters’ Conference Scholarship recipient.   Breakout sessions are underdevelopment and will include sessions that will look for your input for the 2019 waterfowl seasons, On Friday evening, we will host a Hospitality Room for those that arrive on Friday evening.

For additional information on attending the 2018 Wisconsin Waterfowl Hunters’ Conference and obtaining a registration form, please visit our website at www.wiswaterfowlersconf.org  or contact one of the following: Jon R. Bergquist (NW WI)  jonrbergquist@hotmail.com 715-268-5584; Robert Landerman (C WI)  landermanrm@gmail.com 715-592-3651; George Braunreiter (W WI) gbraunre@yahoo.com, 507-251-0550 or Allen Kube 608-626-3531.

Pre-registration is encouraged.  Registration includes the Conference and a noon lunch on Saturday.

A block of rooms have been placed on hold for those arriving for the Conference Friday evening and need a room. The Planning Committee has obtained a special Conference rate ($82.00 plus tax per room, that’s not per person!) from the Hotel Mead and Conference Center in Wisconsin Rapids for those wishing to spend the night there.  The phone number for the Hotel Mead and Conference Center is 800-843-6323 or 715-423-1500 and their Website is: www. hotelmead.reservationcounter.com.  Ask for the “Wisconsin Waterfowl Hunters’ Conference” rate. The Hotel Mead is holding a block of rooms for Conference attendees at the $82.00 plus tax rate only until February 20. After that the rate will go up. The Hotel Mead is pet friendly and pets are allowed for a small additional charge.

During the Conference, the recipient of this year’s $1,000.00 Wisconsin Waterfowl Hunters’ Conference scholarship will be announced.  Scholarship monies were raised from generous donations of past Conference attendees.  They are awarded to college students who are majoring in a field that will benefit the future of waterfowl in Wisconsin and continent wide.

Editors: News Release Information

Contact: Jon R. Bergquist

jonrbergquist@hotmail.com

715-268-5584

or

Patrice Eyers

patriceeyers@gmail.com

715-574-8973

2017 Wisconsin Waterfowl Hunters’ Conference

Wisconsin waterfowl hunters are encouraged to attend the 15th annual Wisconsin Waterfowl Hunters’ Conference which will be held on Saturday, 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 College/University wildlife ecology students and attendees 18 years old and younger is only $15.00.

Our Conference is open to anyone interested in waterfowl hunting; allows waterfowlers from around the state the opportunity to meet fellow hunters, management biologists and wardens and to share questions, concerns, experiences and information that affect our waterfowl hunting heritage and future hunting opportunities. If you were not registered at the 2016 Conference, preregister and attend this year’s conference or bring and preregister a new member and both will be eligible for a special drawing for a Mississippi River Waterfowl Hunt. See our website www.wiswaterfowlersconf.org for details.

The Keynote speaker will be Dr. Jacob Straub, the new Waterfowl/Wetland Endowment Chair, University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point, speaking about his goals and objective for UW Stevens Point new program.

In addition, although the agenda has not been finalized we tentatively plan that the agenda will include Legislative updates, announcement of the 2017 Wisconsin Waterfowlers’ Conference Scholarship recipient,  a presentations on lesser scaup movements, the new Waterfowl/Wetland Endowment at UW – Stevens Point, and Breakout sessions that will look for your input for the 2018 waterfowl seasons, trends in WI’s Mallard and Wood Duck breeding populations, Federal and State migratory game bird hunting regulations, featured state and federal waterfowl areas, what you need to know to hunt migratory game birds in Canada and return with birds, what you need to do if you want to do wetland development and Delta Waterfowl Associations’ Great Lakes Initiative.

On Friday evening, we will host a Hospitality Room for those that arrive on Friday evening.

For additional information on attending the 2017 Wisconsin Waterfowl Hunters’ Conference and obtaining a registration form, please visit our website at www.wiswaterfowlersconf.org  or contact one of the following: Jon R. Bergquist (NW WI)  jonrbergquist@hotmail.com 715-268-5584; Don Gamble (NW WI)  jadag@centurytel.net 715-595-6045;  Robert Landerman (C WI)  landermanrm@gmail.com 715-592-3651; Shawn Gibbons (S WI)- shawn.gibbons@swift-waters.com  262-720-5937 and George Braunreiter (W WI) gbraunre@yahoo.com, 507-251-0550 or Allen Kube 608-626-3531.

Pre-registration is encouraged.  Registration includes the Conference and a noon lunch on Saturday.

A block of rooms have been placed on hold for those arriving for the Conference Friday evening and need a room. The Planning Committee has obtained a special Conference rate ($82.00 plus tax per room, that’s not per person!) from the Hotel Mead and Conference Center in Wisconsin Rapids for those wishing to spend the night there.  The phone number for the Hotel Mead and Conference Center is 800-843-6323 or 715-423-1500 and their Website is: www. hotelmead.reservationcounter.com.  Ask for the “Wisconsin Waterfowl Hunters’ Conference” rate. The Hotel Mead is holding a block of rooms for Conference attendees at the $82.00 plus tax rate only until February 20. After that the rate will go up. The Hotel Mead is pet friendly and pets are allowed for a small additional charge.

During the Conference, the recipient of this year’s $1,000.00 Wisconsin Waterfowl Hunters’ Conference scholarship will be announced.  Scholarship monies were raised from generous donations of past Conference attendees.  They are awarded to college students who are majoring in a field that will benefit the future of waterfowl in Wisconsin and continent wide.

Editors: News Release Information

Contact: Jon R. Bergquist

jonrbergquist@hotmail.com

715-268-5584

or

Patrice Eyers

patriceeyers@gmail.com

715-574-8973