Midland Wings Fall Habitat Franchi Raffle Drawn

On Saturday, November 12, 2022 at the Jugs Hitching Post in West Bend, WI, WWA’s Midland Wings Chapter drew their Fall Habitat Class A Raffle and the lucky winners were:

  • First Prize: Franchi Momentum Grey Synthetic 6.5 Creedmore with Vortex Scope : T.J. with ticket #120
  • Second Prize: WWA Engraved Decanter w/ Custom Topper  : Mitch Hartbaum with ticket #014
  • Third Prize: Stormy Kromer Hat Certificate : Bill Arnold with ticket #119

Congratulations, T.J., Mitch and Bill, and THANK YOU to everyone who purchased tickets for this raffle to support our mission.

Valley Chapter’s Henry Golden Boy Raffle Drawn

On Saturday, November 12, 2022 at the Bee Hive Barn & Grill in Neenah, WI, WWA’s Valley Chapter drew their Class A Raffle with the Grand Prize: Henry Golden Boy 22 cal. 

and the lucky winner was: Jay Jessup with ticket #134!

Congratulations, Jay, and THANK YOU to everyone who purchased tickets for this raffle to support our mission.

WWA Constructs New Multi-Use Disabled Accessible Hunting Blind at Jackson Marsh Wildlife Area

For Immediate Release:                                                                                  For More Information:

October 11, 2022                                                                                    Bruce Ross: (262)224-4949

A new multi-use disabled accessible blind is now available for hunters at the Jackson Marsh Wildlife Area in Washington County thanks to work of the Wisconsin Waterfowl Association (WWA).

Thanks to generous support from Drexel Building Supply, Adaptive Sportsmen, and Russell Parson, volunteers with the Wisconsin Waterfowl Association planned, constructed, and installed a new multi-use disabled accessible blind that can be used for waterfowl, deer, and turkey hunting on the property. This will allow hunters that have mobility issues to participate in our state’s fall and spring hunting seasons and pursue multiple types of game.

The large blind can hold several hunters and features an 80-foot board walk to allow easy access via wheelchair or other mobility device.

The blind is located on the west side of the Jackson Marsh Wildlife Area overlooking a pond that typically holds waterfowl in the fall.  It’s also adjacent to woodlands and fields which allows prime opportunities for deer and turkey hunting.  Blind use is on a first come, first serve basis.

From the Maple Rd parking area, users with a Mobility Device Access Application and Permit (MDA) can access the blind via the DNR’s limited access road and turn around.  Persons desiring to use the limited access road can receive an MDA permit from the DNR by calling 608-267-0866.  The boardwalk to the blind is located northwest of the small parking area at the end of this route.

Working with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, planning for the multi-use handicapped blind began in the Spring of 2022. Once a suitable location was approved, volunteers began constructing the blind in August. WWA volunteers spent hundreds of hours clearing the site, laying and leveling the boardwalk, and assembling the blind to help create an easily accessible and comfortable hunting opportunity to individuals with mobility challenges.

The blind was ready for use by hunters for opening day of the Southern Zone waterfowl season on Saturday, October 1st.

Volunteers with the Wisconsin Waterfowl Association will maintain the blind to ensure its longevity and continued availability.

The Jackson Marsh Wildlife Area is a 2,600-acre property located in eastern Washington County, northeast of the Village of Jackson. The property is comprised mostly of forested wetland. The nearly 600-acre Jackson Marsh State Natural Area forms the core of the property and includes remnant white cedar swamp and southern swamp hardwood communities.

The Wisconsin Waterfowl Association is a 7,000-member non-profit conservation organization that is dedicated to the conservation of Wisconsin’s waterfowl and wetland resources. Since 1984, WWA has worked to restore critical habitat in Wisconsin, educate the next generation of waterfowl hunters, and advocate for policies that protect Wisconsin’s resources and the rights of citizens to hunt and fish.

Baraboo River Chapter’s Henry Golden Boy Raffle Drawn

On Saturday, October 15, 2022 at Thompson’s Fur Fin & Feather in Wisconsin Dells, WI, WWA’s Baraboo River Chapter drew their Class A Raffle with the Grand Prize: Henry Golden Boy 22 cal. 

and the lucky winner was: Douglas Hinz with ticket #124!

Congratulations, Douglas, and THANK YOU to everyone who purchased tickets for this raffle to support our mission.

Waukesha Chapter’s Kimber Hero Custom II 45acp. Raffle Drawn

On Friday, October 14, 2022 at Tim’s Auto Parts in Oconomowoc, WI, WWA’s Waukesha Chapter drew their Class A Fall Habitat Raffle with the Grand Prize: Kimber Hero Custom II 45acp. (MSRP $1060!)

and the lucky winner was: Scott Lynch with ticket #139!

Congratulations, Scott, and THANK YOU to everyone who purchased tickets for this raffle to support our mission.

West Allis Chapter’s Cudahy HS Trap Team Sporting Clay Gun Raffle Drawn

On Thursday, September 15, 2022 at WWA’s West Allis Chapter banquet at the New Berlin Alehouse in New Berlin, WI, WWA’s West Allis Chapter drew their Class A Cudahy HS Trap Team Sporting Clay Gun Raffle with the Grand Prize: Viper G2 Sporting Red 12ga Semi-Auto Shotgun 

and the lucky winner was: David Diamond with ticket #129!

Congratulations, David, and THANK YOU to everyone who purchased tickets for this raffle to support our mission.

West Allis Chapter’s Duck Skiff Raffle Drawn

On Thursday, September 15, 2022 at WWA’s West Allis Chapter banquet at the New Berlin Alehouse in New Berlin, WI, WWA’s West Allis Chapter drew their Class A Early Bird Duck Skiff Raffle with the Grand Prize: BeaverTail Stealth 1200 Sneak Boat PLUS 12 Floating Puddler Duck Decoys, Push Pole and Hunting Accessories 

and the lucky winner was: Kerri Alaimo with ticket #033!

Congratulations, Kerri, and THANK YOU to everyone who purchased tickets for this raffle to support our mission.

West Allis Chapter’s Early Bird Gun Raffle Drawn

On Thursday, September 15, 2022 at WWA’s West Allis Chapter banquet at the New Berlin Alehouse in New Berlin, WI, WWA’s West Allis Chapter drew their Class A Early Bird Gun Raffle with the Grand Prize: GFORCE Filthy Pheasant 12ga O/U Shotgun 

and the lucky winner was: Brian Schlomann with ticket #063!

Congratulations, Brian, and THANK YOU to everyone who purchased tickets for this raffle to support our mission.

Learn to Hunt Waterfowl with WWA’s Green Bay Chapter October 14-15

The WWA Green Bay Chapter has 3-4 openings for its upcoming Learn to Hunt Waterfowl program.

The program will be held Friday, October 14 and Saturday, October 15 at the Pittsfield Trap Club (3210 Brookside Dr. Pulaski, WI 54162)

Participants will receive several hours of classroom instruction and field shooting at the trap range (Friday evening), followed by a mentored hunt (early Saturday morning). You need to attend the Friday classroom portion to participate in the mentored hunt on Saturday.

Participants in the 2018 LTH

Schedule

Friday, October 14:

5:00 PM – Pizza dinner, classroom work, and field shooting

Saturday, October 15:

Early Morning: Mentored Hunt

Afternoon: Picnic lunch along with a demonstration on waterfowl cleaning/cooking ideas and care of your firearm.

No license is required except a Federal Waterfowl Stamp for age 16 & above.  Ammo is also provided, and firearms are available for those who need one.

A 2019 LTH participant shows off the result of her hunt

If the program is filled, you will be put onto a waiting list for possible cancellations or eligible for the 2023 program.

This is the 14th year for this program with nearly 200 youth and adults having participated.  The program is put on free of charge by the GB Chapter.

For more information or to sign up, please contact Bruce Urben (920-660-2773) or burben@netnet.net.

CHÊNE GEAR Wader Raffle Drawn

On Saturday, August 27, 2022 at the Waterfowl Hunters EXPO at Sunnyview Expo Center in Oshkosh, WI, WWA drew their Class A Raffle with the Grand Prize: One Pair CHÊNE GEAR Waders:

and the lucky winner was: Cameron Zabel with ticket #00042!

Congratulations, Cameron and THANK YOU to everyone who purchased tickets for this raffle to support our mission.