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Attention – Annual Salmon Derby

After a great deal of consideration, President Mike Heinzen announced the Northeastern Wisconsin Great Lakes Sport Fishermen Board of Directors has decided to cancel the annual salmon derby.

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Attention – Sporting Club Meetings

The Manitowoc Unit has decided to cancel its June meeting, scheduled for June 4th.   “The health of our members and community continue to be priority one right now,” said Dean Halverson, Secretary of the Manitowoc Unit.  The club does not meet in July due to the July 4th holiday.  This means the next scheduled meeting of the unit will be August 6th.  The group hoped conditions will allow this meeting to be held as usual.

Many clubs in Manitowoc County has cancelled meetings and events due to the health crisis.  The officers of these units are conducting needed business for their organizations. For more information on what is going on in the organizations, visit this website frequently.

Attention – Classes Canceled

In light of COVID-19 and the emergency order, all SAFETY EDUCATION CLASSES are canceled until further notice. This includes ATV- Bow hunting – Boating- Hunter – Internet Field Days -Snowmobile- Trapper Education. This also includes programs such as Learn to Hunt Events, Hunt for Food and Fish for Dinner events.

Attention: CDAC Members & DNR Liaisons

To All CDAC members and DNR Liaisons,

Thank you, and congratulations on completing the first round of spring CDAC meetings! Considering the short amount of time everyone had to prepare, things sound like they went extremely well under the improvised format of a conference call. Thanks to all for your work, it is appreciated. So now on to the next phases of the deer season setting process:

First Meeting summary attached:

Attached to this email is a quick look at the results of the first meetings. These are also posted on the CDAC web page

It’s time for Public Feedback:

Starting Thursday the 16th and running through Wednesday the 29th, the public can view your recommendations, fill out a survey indicating their level of support, and provide written feedback. Please direct people to the CDAC web page where instructions and entry into the survey will be obvious to all visitors. Results for each county will be posted on the CDAC web page no later than Friday, May 1st, sooner if possible. Statewide press and other social media is being used this week to promote this opportunity to provide feedback.

We are trying to accommodate everyone with an interest in participating. If you know someone without a computer, please suggest that they dial a friend or family member who can complete the form for them. Because of our home work status due to C-19, we have limited or no ability to print and mail surveys, a short turn-around time to summarize the data, etc., we will not be able to mail paper copies. If they have no other options, have them give us a call and we will fill out a feedback form for them on-line.

Mishicot Sporstman’s Club Postpones All April Activities

The Mishicot Sportsmen’s Club has decided to cancel their activities for the month of April due to the COVID-19 Virus. Click here for more information.

2020 Wisconsin Lakes and Rivers Convention Moves to Virtual Platform

The 2020 Wisconsin Lakes and Rivers Convention, originally planned for April 1-3 at the Holiday Inn Convention Center in Stevens Point, will now be happening as a completely on-line convention. The three days of web-based programs should appeal to lake and river advocates, scientists, managers, educators, and the general public who have an interest in protecting Wisconsin’s waters.

Leaders from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, UW Madison Division of Extension, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Wisconsin Lakes, and many others are collaborating to move the conference to a live, online format. Using the Zoom platform, this event will be able to accommodate hundreds of participants from across Wisconsin and the upper Midwest. Attendees can join the meeting on a computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone. Moderators will be in each session to facilitate viewer questions in real time.

This Convention features over 40 concurrent sessions, 10 half-day workshops on April 1, and a plenary session on each day (April 2nd and 3rd). The online platform will allow people to participate from the safety of their own homes. This will also provide the opportunity for a wider audience, including students, educators, and the general public, to join us and learn from experts in the water industry.

The Thursday keynote, Doug Beard, will share his personal interpretation of the resiliency concept. He has worked on river and watershed issues around the globe and he oversees the United States Geological Survey’s National Climate Adaptation Science Center. USGS sponsors path-breaking collaborative science to help communities understand and prepare for climate impacts.

Friday we will hear from Lauren Salvato from the Upper Mississippi River Basin Association. The wetter than normal weather has been placing tremendous stress on the entire Mississippi, and Lauren will share insights into how states are working together to build the resilience needed to keep the river a robust economic and ecological resource.

To most accurately plan for the number of people planning to join the meeting, there is a registration process with a nominal fee. Each half-day workshop will cost $5 and the whole day of Thursday or Friday are $10 each.

For more information on topics covered, keynote speakers, and how to register – click here

Two Videos Posted

Learn about skinning and preparing your game from trapping with these two new videos! Click here to learn more.

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.

View more from the 2019 Annual Banquet

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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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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