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MANITOWOC COUNTY LAKES ASSOCIATION: 2019 Annual Banquet Announcement

Date: Friday, 10/18/19
Location: Meats Opera Haus, St. Nazianz
Time: Cocktails (cash bar) and social hour from 6 to 7 PM
Family style dinner at 7 PM with program to follow
Speaker: George Meyer, former Secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) and Executive Director of the Wisconsin Wildlife Federation (WWF)
Cost: $20 per person at the door includes desert and gratuity
Door prizes and 50/50 raffle to follow speaker.
Organized and hosted by the Wilke Lake Advancement Association in coordination with the Manitowoc County Lakes Association
Reservations: Email to Jerry Corfman at or text to (920) 948-5944

Nature Center & Fire Tower Dedication


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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DNR and Partners Announce Increased Efforts to Address CWD in Wisconsin

By Central Office September 3, 2019

Contact(s): Tami Ryan, DNR Acting Director – Bureau of Wildlife Management, or 414-750-8360
Sarah Hoye, DNR Communications Director, or 608-266-3143

MADISON, Wis. – Officials from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Wisconsin Conservation Congress and Wisconsin Natural Resources Board today announced new cooperative efforts on steps to control and deal with chronic wasting disease among white-tailed deer in Wisconsin.

“We are unified in our interests in responding to and managing CWD,” said Assistant Deputy DNR Secretary Todd Ambs. “We look forward to working in collaboration and partnership to slow the spread of CWD.”

The Wisconsin Conservation Congress recommends the DNR place more emphasis on educating the public on the disease, said WCC Chairman Larry Bonde. The WCC’s CWD subcommittee recommends distribution of CWD materials to hunters and the public, and updates to the DNR website to make it easier to find information about the disease. The WCC is also asking the department to continue to make it easier for hunters to have deer tested as well as to dispose of deer carcass remains.

“We feel the DNR and partners should keep expanding the kiosk program and keep working on decreasing the turnaround time on samples,” Bonde said.

Natural Resources Board members are generally supportive of the WCC recommendations, said NRB Vice-Chair Greg Kazmierski, adding that the board will be presenting its recommendations to the DNR on CWD management at the Sept. 25, 2019 meeting in Mishicot.

The DNR is already beginning to move ahead with some of these recommendations, including efforts to expand the CWD testing kiosks and carcass disposal sites available to hunters, said Tami Ryan, acting director of the DNR Bureau of Wildlife Management, said. The department is planning to expand the Adopt-a-Kiosk and Adopt-a-Dumpster program it launched in 2018 and is exploring both state and federal resources that might be used to increase these efforts even more.

“The cooperation of hunters and private businesses is vital to the success of these programs and our overall sampling efforts. DNR staff thank all those who continue to assist with CWD surveillance and deer carcass waste disposal,” Ryan said. “These programs provide an opportunity for conservation groups or individuals to assist with CWD surveillance and reduce the risk of disease spread through proper deer carcass waste disposal.”

Ryan said the department is also planning to increase educational efforts, with revised CWD materials to share with the public and updated, more accessible web pages. To make it easier for hunters to sample deer and dispose of their deer carcass waste, the department is adding CWD sampling stations and deer carcass disposal locations to the DNR’s Hunt Wild Wisconsin mobile app.

Disease sampling efforts are also going to increase in 2019, the second year of a statewide sweep to focus on disease detection in specific areas. While CWD testing will again be available free of charge for hunters statewide, this year the department will increase efforts to get samples in the northern district. Statewide, Ryan said, the projected goal this year is to collect 21,000 samples in 2019.

The department is also continuing to invest in advancing the science of CWD, plans on constructing a new CWD sample processing center in Poynette and is supporting research projects on composting deer carcass waste and prion persistence and infectivity.

Wisconsin’s 2019 deer hunting seasons kick off with archery and crossbow opening Sept. 14 and the regular nine-day gun deer season running Nov. 23 through Dec. 1. More information on deer hunting in Wisconsin is available by searching the DNR website,, for keyword “deer” and on chronic wasting disease by searching “CWD.”

Collins Marsh in Manitowoc County to be drained this summer, will impact fall hunting

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Bald Eagle Reward

The reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the party who shot a Bald Eagle in the Mishicot area increased another $800 this week.  The Manitowoc Unit pledged $500 dollars at its March meeting and Mishicot, Larabee and the Manitowoc Gun Club pledged $100 each towards the reward.  The eagle was shot in December of 2018 and the DNR is part of the investigation into the death of this federally protected bird.

Manitowoc County Fish & Game Protective Association pledged $1,000 in addition to the original $1,000 private pledge by Don Kiel in Memory of his late father in law, Andy Endries.  The total reward is now at $2,800.  These conservation organizations are challenging other organizations and community groups to join in and make a statement that this behavior will not be tolerated in the community

The 25 individual units of Fish & Game work together to address conservation, hunting and fishing issues in the area.  Founded in 1907, Manitowoc County Fish & Game is recognized as a leader in conservation in Wisconsin and served as a model nationally.  The organization works to protect the rights of sporting men and women and promotes conservation and related education.  They have partnered on most of the public accesses on area inland lakes and has 450 acres of property across the county for public use.  Information is available on the website

Anyone with information must call Crimestoppers at 920-683-4466 to be eligible for the reward.

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.

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P.O. Box 3
Manitowoc, WI 54220

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