For more info contact:
Charles J. Burke
Senior Regional Director WI.
Wisconsin’s hunting heritage is as strong as anywhere in the nation. Hunters are often referred to as the first conservationists, and it is important to recognize the role they play in managing our amazing natural resources. However, with hunter numbers on the decline, groups such as local sportsmen's’ clubs and learn-to-hunt programs are essential in recruiting and retaining ethical hunters. Crawford County’s 2018 Conservation Educator Award goes to the Bluff Country Long Spurs Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation.
Founded in 1988, the Bluff Country Long Spurs have been working hard in Crawford County to promote turkey hunting, provide opportunities for new turkey hunters, and show appreciation to the area’s partnering landowners. Turkey hunting was still relatively new to Wisconsin back in the 80’s, but it was growing rapidly in popularity. They felt the area could benefit by having a local NWTF chapter.
Since 1988, they have held an annual Hunting Heritage Banquet to help raise funding to help support the chapter’s programs and provide scholarship opportunities.
There were 150 kids present for this event. Prizes were donated so that each kid received a prize. Each kid was allowed 3 fish. We had 54 kids registered to shoot with many coming back a second time.
Great Milwaukee Journal Setinel Article on the success of the NWTF Wisconsin partnership with the WDNR advancing R3 and Learn to Hunt.
Click HERE for the whole article
September 1 in Wisconsin means the opening of early seasons for dove and waterfowl hunters and their four-legged friends. What to do with those tender teal and delicious doves? "In Season,"--NWTF-Wisconsin's new Wild Game Cooking column by outdoor writer and R3 coordinator John Motoviloff--will tell you. Check back on September 1 for the first installment!
Have you ever wanted to try shooting a bow or .22 rimfire? Take a UTV/ ATV for a spin?
Have you ever wondered why sportsmen and women are so passionate about the outdoors? Then you don't want to miss out on this FREE event !
The #NWTFGetOutdoorsDay is aimed at promoting outdoor activities to youth and families, as well as preserving our heritage through education and conservation.
Those attending the event have the opportunity to participate in UTV/ATV demo rides, fire rimfire rifles, shoot archery equipment, experience duck/goose calling, interact with turkey blind/ decoy set ups, learn about open water safety, find out the history of hunting and how it relates to conservation and wildlife management, and much more !
NWTF Wisconsin News
Here is where you can follow the news and events of the Wisconsin Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation.
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