What the Wisconsin Wildlife Federation Did Recently For Wisconsin Sportsmen and Women:
- Successfully filed a petition with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to remove the eastern gray wolf from the Endangered Species List. Obtained over 36,700 names on a Citizens Wolf Petition. Strongly supporting legislation establish a wolf harvest season.
- Successfully worked with other sports groups to pass a wolf management law authorizing hunting and trapping of wolves.
- Worked with other groups to pass the Hunting Mentorship law and the Hunter Recruitment and Retention law
- Worked with other groups to pass the Concealed Carry law.
- Successfully fought to get strong rules for public access for hunting, fishing and trapping on Stewardship purchased lands
- Successfully filed an appeal to open roads closed by the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest. Hundreds of miles of roads opened up as a result
- Working successfully with Southeastern WI area field trialers to restore adequate field trialing at Bong Recreational Area.
- Worked with the Wisconsin Trappers Association to successfully reform wild fur possession and sale statutes (green fur bill)
- Successfully worked to prevent McMiller Shooting Range from reducing shooting opportunities for sportsmen and women. Shooting opportunities haveexpanded dramatically at the site.
- Appealed four DNR decisions denying public access for trapping and hunting on lands purchased with Stewardship funds. This appeal is resulting in 11,000 acres of land being opened to turkey hunting.
- Successfully drafted and passed a bill streamlining laws for wetland restoration projects which will net Wisconsin millions of dollars to restore wetlands.
- Worked with other groups to assure that new legislation regulating dog breeders has minimal impact on sportsmen and women
- WWF is leading efforts to establish youth shooting programs for local gun clubs
- Have worked hard with others to update Wisconsin's Deer Management program to better meet the needs of Wisconsin sportsmen and women
- Fought legislation that would result in serious harm to lakes, streams and wetlands
- Supported the passage of legislation establishing voluntary contributions to a public land habitat management endowment fund in Wisconsin
Wisconsin Wildlife Federation Continues Its Major Efforts in Youth Conservation Education
- Operates the MacKenzie Environmental Education Center in Poynette---hunting, fishing, trapping, outdoor skills training and forestrymanagement are integral parts of the curriculum
- Provides two field biologists to two schools to have weekly outdoor learning experiences.
- Sponsors six annual scholarships to the UW-Stevens Point College of Natural Resources for future fish and wildlife managers, foresters and wardens
- Sponsors youth scholarships for a conservation summer camp
- Furnishes free of charge fully equipped educational trunks for schools and camps (K-12) for whoopingcranes, bears, wolves and small mammals