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2018 Grant Season CLOSES December 31

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 2018 funding cycle which began immediately.  FORWARD stands for Friends Of Resources, Wildlife And Recreational Development.  It was founded 24 years ago by The Manitowoc Unit of Manitowoc County Fish & Game.  It is now supported by a combination of funding from area sporting clubs and private donations.  Manitowoc County Fish and Game has been a major supporter of the fund and provides a percentage of their Annual Banquet proceeds each year. Get completed paperwork in by NO LATER than December 31 to be considered.

Access grant request forms by clicking here


2018 Annual Banquet Winners

(Pictured Left to Right) 1st – Grand Prize  won by  Kathy Saubert,  2nd – Committee Select prize  won by Frank Koeppel,  3rd – president’s Select Prize  won by Russell Rezba, 4th – Vice President Select Prize  won  by Kathy Heise.  Congratulations to all winners at the Manitowoc County Fish & Game Sportsman’s Banquet. Without this banquet, the Fish & Game could not do all the great conservation projects in the county.  The Fish & Game would like to thank all the area businesses and donors who helped make this banquet possible.  Thank you to all who attended.


Pergola – was just finish being built on Tuesday 9/25. It’s the new memorial for past members and is located on the former Pigeon Lake Sportsman Club property.

The county group will be discussing the purchasing of Memorial Bricks to be placed around the Pergola. Contact Elmer for more information.


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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