Wisconsin waterfowl hunters are encouraged to attend the 17th annual Wisconsin Waterfowl Hunters’ Conference which will be held on Saturday, March 9, 2019 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 and nearby states 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 and the announcement of the 2019 Wisconsin Waterfowl Hunters’ Conference Scholarship recipient. Breakout sessions are underdevelopment and will include sessions that will look for your input for the 2019 and 2020 waterfowl seasons, On Friday evening, we will host a Hospitality Room for those that arrive on Friday evening.
For additional information on attending the 2019 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) [email protected] 715-268-5584; Robert Landerman (C WI) [email protected] 715-592-3651; George Braunreiter (W WI) [email protected], 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 ($89.00 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 $89.00 plus tax rate only until February 8. 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.