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FORWARD Endowment’s 25th Grant Year

2019 marks the 25th year of grants from the FORWARD Endowment! We have distributed over $120,000 in community projects and have grown the fund from its original $50,000 estate gift to over $600,000 as of last month! We thank all of the organizations and individuals that have and continue to support this important fund for the future. We are dedicated to providing resources for hunting, fishing, conservation and related education program right here in Manitowoc County.

We are again seeking grant applications from individuals and organizations in the community that have related projects. These projects must be for the public benefit and located in Manitowoc County. We will be accepting applications through December 27th, with selection and distribution of funds to begin in February of 2020. Click on the link below to access more information and download the Grant Request Form for this season. We appreciate the dedicated efforts underway in Manitowoc County and hope to have more great projects this season.

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Disposal Dumpsters

Special disposal dumpsters have been established around the state in cooperation with the DNR as a tool to help control the spread of CWD. There are two available in Manitowoc County. One will be at Westshore Sportsmen’s Club, 11267 Lakeshore Road, Two Rivers, or call 920-755-2014. It will be there starting Nov. 25 through Dec. 16, or until it is full. Times will be 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The club entrance will not be gated. The waste container will be on the west side of the parking lot.The other one will be at Cleveland Fish and Game property by the Cleveland Swamp on Lakeshore Drive, just north of Cleveland.

If you would like to get your deer tested for Chronic Wasting Disease:
Chronic wasting disease testing will be by appointment only by calling Steve Easterly at 920-755-4983

.An Adopt a Dumpster container will also be available in neighboring Calumet County at Hickory Hills Meats:
W3445 Hickory Hills Road, Chilton
Nov 22 to Dec 07
8am – 4pm.

Fish & Game Website Featured in NEW Website

Life’s All Here – Manitowoc County is a new community website to share all that is positive about Manitowoc County. The site was developed by CEDAR Collaborative, a new local company that is developing new tools and resources for community development.
Dean Halverson is a partner in the new company and noted that our great outdoor environment is a key offering in the community and he has linked the site in many areas of site. He believes that the new site offers a new contact and traffic source for fish and game and can help in future development.
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Walleye planting on Hartlub Lake

Walleye planting on Nov. 2nd on Hartlub Lake went as planned. An extra special thank you goes to Gene Weyer for allowing the clubs to use his property for the plantings. Manitowoc Unit of County Fish & Game Prot Assn would like to thank the Habermans for being there to help and Dan Becker. A special Thank You goes out to Walleyes for Tomorrow and Manitowoc County Fish & Game Prot. Assn. along with the City Unit. They help plant over 300 walleyes 6 inches to 10 inches long. The people around the lake asked to allow the fish to grow.  

2019 Annual Banquet

GRAND PRIZE: Browning X Bolt White Medallion 6.5 Creedmoor w/ Leopold Scope/Sling/Case; Donated by Pozorski Hauling & Recycling; Winner was John Dugau from Whitelaw.

COMMITTEE SELECT PRIZE: Browning Auto 5 Standard 12ga.; Donated Lakeshore Family Funeral Homes; Winner was Barb Dietrich from Reedsville.

PRESIDENT’S SELECT PRIZE: Henry Long Ranger Lever Action .223 cal; Donated by Just Orthodontics; Winner was Brianna Sieracki from Manitowoc.

VICE PRESIDENT SELECT PRIZE: Weatherby Wood SS 300 w/ Nikon Scope; Donated by Stock’s AH MFG Corp; Winner was Denise Bohman from Manitowoc.

CHAIRMAN SELECT PRIZE: Winchester SX3 Sporting 12ga.; Donated by Cleveland Fish & Game; Winner was Jared Patek from Valders.

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Winners of the Manitowoc County Fish & Game Scholarships for 2019

Pictured above is the officers and winners of the Manitowoc County Fish & Game Prot. Assn.  2019 Scholarship funds. From the left is Dan Dufek President, Sydney Herman, Tanner Harding, Bailey Page, Jade Arneson, Dan Becker, V-President. The Fish & Game would like to thank all those who applied for the scholarships and we hope you will please continue to apply next year.  Each person received a $1,000 check to help with their education costs. Missing from the photo is Samantha Schuettee due to a prior engagement.

Fish & Game Memorial Park Bricks Now Available!

We are moving forward with the development of the Memorial Park and are now taking orders for Memorial Bricks from all participating organizations. This is a great way to recognize members we have lost who have made significant impact on our clubs and for conservation in Manitowoc County. Download the form below to complete this and return the form to the address posted.

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Deer Management Units for the 2019-2020 deer hunting season

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About Us

We have totally redesigned our website to better meet the needs of the sporting community in Manitowoc County. You will find more information on whats going on in Manitowoc County and how you can get involved. There is education, history, links to resources and much more. We even have our own YouTube channel and will post video from meetings and events. This site has meetings and events and the locations of our clubs and properties. Let us know your thoughts on how to improve the site in the future.

For over 100 years one organization has protected the resources of Manitowoc County and represented the rights of sporting men and women. Founded in 1907 Manitowoc County Fish and Game Protective Association continues to fulfill its mission of “Conservation and Education Today for Tomorrow’s Sportsman.” The organization is recognized as one of the oldest conservation organizations in the U.S. and has been a model for groups across the country.Twenty five individual clubs work together to make Manitowoc County the special place that it is for hunting and fishing. Manitowoc County Fish and Game has lived out their mission through:

  • Development and Maintenance of Public Access to 19 County Lakes and Lake Michigan
    • Maintenance & Replacement of Piers
    • Improvement to Handicap Access
    • Support for Lake Improvement Projects
  • Purchase of nearly 450 acres of Land for Public Use and Access
  • Close Working Relationship with the DNR, Conservation Congress, National Sporting Clubs, State and Local Governments and more
  • Support of Youth Programs & Education
    • Hunter Education
    • Youth Scholarships
    • Youth Shooting & Junior Riffle Programs
    • Youth Archery Programs
    • Support of Youth Fishing Events and Mentoring
  • Major Supporter of the FORWARD Endowment
    • Friends Of Resources Wildlife And Recreational Development
    • Funding Over $100,000 in Public Projects
    • Working with Area Schools and Colleges


We need your support to continue this mission and protect our rights and resources! Join one of our member clubs and bring the family. We need to get the next generation of sporting men and women to continue the 100+ years of service to the area. All Clubs welcome and encourage you to become a member. Club meeting dates and time can be found by navigating to the “Local Units” page.

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 3
Manitowoc, WI 54220

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