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MCFG Completes Major Study in Manitowoc County

Leede Research and Manitowoc County Fish & Game announce the completion of the Manitowoc County Conservation Study.  301 respondents completed online surveys addressing Conservation and Sporting Club issues in the area.  This study was donated by Leede Research and is designed to address the future of Manitowoc County to continue the 115+ year heritage of conservation work in the area.

Information from this important study is available (to download/view via PDF) through the links below:

Press Release

Summary Document

Full PowerPoint Presentation

Manitowoc County Fish & Game Prot. Assn. Memorial Park 

Manitowoc County annual launch pass can be purchased for $20 for residents and non-residents and sent to: Manitowoc County Planning & Zoning, P O Box 935, Manitowoc, WI 54221-0935. A window sticker will be mailed to you.


Depending on the direction you are coming from, you will need to be on County Road C (which runs East and West from I-43 to State Highway 67). Take County Road C to Pigeon Lake Road and go South on the Road to Newton Road.

Pigeon Lake Road is East of St. Nazianz and East of Sinawa Road. On the corner of Pigeon Lake Road, and County Road C, is a Storage Unit Building, so turn there.

Once you turn onto Newton Road going East the address is 14107 Newton Road, you will see the Memorial Park sign. Check out the names placed in the memorial.

Manitowoc County Fish & Game Thanks Van Horn CDJR for Their Donation!

Michael (Platform Director) from Van Horn CDJR in Manitowoc and Dan (employee who suggested the Manitowoc County Fish & Game receive a $500 donation). This is a wonderful donation that will be used in the county to support conservation projects. We greatly appreciate the partnership between Van Horn and the Manitowoc County Fish & Game! Thank you!

New DNR Fishing Tournament Registration Requirement Takes Effect April 1

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced today that fishing tournaments that are statewide or regional in nature, seasonal without specific fishing dates or that have fewer than 20 boats or 100 participants will be required to register with the DNR starting April 1. Registration of these tournaments will be free of charge.
Learn more by clicking here

We Need Your Support in 2024!

Conservation in Manitowoc County is at an important crossroads.  The majority of the 25 clubs that make up Manitowoc County Fish & Game Protective Association as experiencing the same issue, DECLINING MEMBERSHIP! This has been the pattern consistently since the pandemic and it literally threatens the long-term future of conservation in Manitowoc County.

We need EVERYONE to not only renew their membership to their preferred organization, but to sign up a friend or relative in 2024.  It is particularly important that we engage younger people in the area so that the next generation of leaders are brought into our clubs.  If you are not a member of an area club please consider joining.  You can learn about all 25 of them on this site.  Numbers are important as they create club support, but also give our organization critical mass and pollical clout to get things done.


Manitowoc County Fish & Game is in the process of establishing a Memorial Park to recognize deceased members of Fish & Game both men and women who during their life time help support the mission and the legacy of the organization in the county.

Click here to download the form

Celebrate the History of Fish & Game

Manitowoc County Fish & Game Protective Association has been nationally recognized as one of the oldest sporting organizations in the country. Dating back to 1907, we have a rich history of making Manitowoc County a better place for sporting men, women and their families. Celebrate this rich history with FOOD!
We have found excerpts from a 1946 cookbook that has been regenerated in part below. We are also making available the special Anniversary Cookbook that Fish & Game compiled for the 100th anniversary in 2007. We hope you will download and enjoy these and our rich heritage!

About Us

We have redesigned this website to meet the needs of the sporting community in our area. 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 115 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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