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FORWARD Endowment

The FORWARD Endowment, the Manitowoc County trust established to fund projects focused on hunting, fishing, conservation and related education, has announced that it will begin accepting requests for its 2020 funding cycle.

The FORWARD Endowment will accept applications for grants through December 28nd, 2020.  The actual selection of grants will be made at the Gift Committee’s meeting in February of 2021.

For more information, please click here.

Notice: Adopt a Dumpster Program in the County

The Adopt a Dumpster Program for Manitowoc County. The main goal of the Adopt a Dumpster program is to provide hunters an option for appropriate deer carcass waste disposal, especially in areas where carcass disposal options are limited or not already available. Manitowoc County will have 4 dumpsters available for free disposal of deer carcasses. The dumpsters will be available from November 23rd – December 13th, or until the dumpster is full.


Larrabee Sportsmans Club: 16306 Harpt Lake RdMishicot, WI 54228North side of the driveway, on the gravel parking lot.

Westshore Sportsmen’s Club: 11267 Lakeshore RoadTwo Rivers, WIThe club entrance will not be gated. The waste container will be on the west side of the parking lot.

Cleveland Fish and Game: By the Cleveland Swamp on Lakeshore Drive, just south of the village of Cleveland.

Kiel Fish and Game: 22721 Fish and Game Road Kiel, WI

These free disposal containers are being sponsored by: Manitowoc County Fish and Game Protective Association, Larrabee Sportsman’s Club, Town of Gibson, Kiel Fish and Game, Wisconsin DNR.

Notice: Manitowoc Unit Meetings

Only two weeks after cancelling its October meeting, the Manitowoc Unit of Fish & Game announced it is cancelling both the November and December meetings.  The Unit cited the weekend record new cases of COVID-19 in Manitowoc County even stronger than just a few weeks ago.  The County Organization has also announced the cancellation of their annual banquet, usually held the last week of October.  A gun raffle will go on with winners being notified following the October 22nd drawing.

The group has not offered public meetings since March of this year due to the pandemic amidst concerns for member health and safety.  Officers have been discussing recent events and have agreed to stay on for the 2021 season, with approval of membership in January.  Meetings are scheduled to return to Lincoln Park, Cabin 1, Thursday, January 7th.

Contact: Terry Busse – Unit Vice President at or

As always, please watch this website for any future updates.

Winners of 2020 Gun Raffle

The winners of the 2020 gun raffle have been announced, more information can be found by visiting the Annual Banquet page, or by clicking here.

Maribel Sportsmen’s Club

Will be holding gun sight-ins on Saturday’s and Sunday’s, Oct. 24 and 25 and Nov. 7 and 8 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost is $5 per gun which includes target, use of the spotting scope, and help with the sight-in process. Minor gunsmith help will also be available.

2020 CWD Testing Kiosks

Scholarship Winners for 2020

Pictured below is the Winners of the 2020 Manitowoc County Fish & Game Scholarships. Fish & Game would like to thank all of those who applied for the scholarships and watch for next years scholarships being offered. Thank you to all the winners and good luck in school this year.

Pictured from the Left: Randy Peters-Treasurer of Fish & Game, Eliza Suchan, Lizzy Novak, Lauren Brewer, Isabella Scheibl, Zachary Zellner, Dan Dufek-President of Fish & Game.

Photo by VL Outdoor Media

Attention – Many 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.

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. Many 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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