Thank you to everyone who joined us last Saturday for our first annual Spring Shoot at Joe’s Clays & Guns, presented by NEW Wall Street. The bucket raffle winners are posted, below. We hope you will join us for the remaining four shoots in our 2018 WWA Shoot Series, next up is the 3rd Annual Waukesha County Sporting Clays Shoot at the Waukesha Gun Club.
On Saturday, April 28th, at the North Shore Bar & Grill in Baraboo, the Baraboo River Chapter drew their pre-event Class A raffle and the lucky winner of the CZ Swamp Magnum 12ga 3.5” was Todd Martin of Merrimac, WI. Congratulations Todd and thank you to everyone who purchased tickets.
On Thursday, April 19th, at the Golden Mast in Okauchee, the Waukesha County Chapter drew their pre-event Class A raffle and the lucky winner of the 1911 Kimber Classic Stainless II was Tom Heeren. Congratulations Tom and thank you to everyone who purchased tickets.
Win me by attending any one (or more!) of the 2018 Shoot Series sporting clays events!
Back by popular demand, WWA’s 2018 Shoot Series will continue to offer what we’ve been told are the best (and most!) prizes to win, so if you enjoy fun-filled days of shooting with fellow outdoors-minded folk, mark your calendars & plan to join us at all six of our 2018 shoots in the series, the more shoots you attend, the more money you save.
Each shoot has individual characteristics, including entry price, award/games/raffle structure, duration of the event, “side events” available, etc. Every event includes: your 1 year WWA regular membership AND an entry to win the GRAND PRIZE for 2018 – a Browning Primal 23 gun vault from Chase Outdoors!
Special value for returning shooters: for your first shoot, no matter which one it is, you will pay the full price of entry for that shoot. For your second, and all subsequent shoots (2-6), you will be eligible to receive a $5 discount – IF YOU REGISTER AND PAY IN ADVANCE. If you attend all six events, you have the potential to save $25 on your registrations! Continue reading →
Grand Prize: The grand prize winner shall receive a pre-paid, 24-month 10,000 mile/year vehicle lease on a brand new, well-equipped Chevrolet 1500 Silverado Double Cab 4×4 All-Star Edition, provided through Berstrom Chevrolet of Neenah, WI!
Image courtesy Bergstrom Chevrolet of Neenah of Chevy Silverado 1500 4WD Double Cab, actual truck won may vary.
Winner must be 21 years of age and have approved credit, determined by the leasing company to be sufficient to qualify for the truck lease. View the full rules and regulations of WWA’s “Chevy Heaven, The Great Hunting Truck Raffle” here.
Each year WWA staff collaborate on the Volunteer of the Year (VOY)award, given to the individual who has truly gone above and beyond the normal “call of duty” of a WWA volunteer. As happens occasionally, the 2017 VOY seemed apparent from the beginning of the conversation and it was instantly and unanimously agreed upon that Mike Alaimo, chairman of the Waukesha County chapter and lead Adopt A Wildlife Area volunteer, would be the 2017 Volunteer of the Year.
Mike Alaimo, left, accepts his 2017 Volunteer of the Year award from WWA Executive Director Don Kirby at the 2018 WWA Annual Meeting
Mike started his WWA volunteer career with our Baraboo River chapter and brought new life to their team with increasingly impressive banquet events before a job change relocation brought his family to the Waukesha County area. Eager to continue his chapter volunteerism, Mike quickly integrated into the Waukesha County chapter and began to make a difference with his leadership, strong personal example of excellence and absolutely tireless work ethic. Mike inspires good people to do great work and this year led the Waukesha County chapter to be the top earning chapter of WWA. Mike also regularly shows up to assist with or attend other WWA events across the state and is a staple and incredibly reliable volunteer helper for staff year round.
Mike Alaimo and Shaun Gibbons building nesting tubes at the Lake Mills AWA site in 2017.
As if his countless volunteer hours of chapter banquet and event work were not enough, in 2015 Mike single-handedly got WWA involved with the WDNR’s new Adopt-A-Wildlife Area (AWA) program and currently serves as the lead volunteer of the AWA program in WWA. Mike heads teams directly working on the Rome Pond, Lake Mills and Paradise Valley Wildlife Areas and has helped the Wausau chapter adopt the George W. Meade Wildlife Area and the Midland Wings/West Bend chapter adopt Jackson Marsh Wildlife Area. In the process, according to WWA ED Don Kirby, Mike is now known as “the guy who wrecked the grading curve for all others making action/duty reports, in both WWA and the entire Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources” with his incredibly detailed event and program reporting.
WWA is truly blessed to have each and every one of our volunteers, and most especially a volunteer leader like Mike Alaimo. Congratulations and a huge THANK YOU to Mike and his family for their dedication to WWA.
We are very excited to announce WWA’s 2018 State Hunt raffle winner will be heading down to Southeast Missouri to hunt with SEMO Outfitters! According to SEMO’s website, “Semo Outfitters is a waterfowler’s favorite hot spot! We offer some of the best duck hunting in Southeast Missouri. Be it flooded corn, wheat, beans, rice, millet, milo, buckwheat, or timber in the backwater, we have it. We mainly shoot out of spacious pits, but get after them in layout rigs, dry fields, or where ever we have to go to get them. Using this tactic is the reason we average 5 birds per man for the season, not just limited times of the season.”.
WWA’s 2018 State Hunt will be offered at most of our 2018 events so don’t miss out on your chance to buy tickets for this once-in-a-lifetime waterfowl hunt. Check out all the details:
Winner Dale Hudack, left, and WWA Vice President John Regan
Dale was actually present on December 12th for the Dream Hunt drawing, which took place in conjunction with WWA’s Christmas Bash. While this was a lucky coincidence to have the winner in attendance, we haven’t actually figured out if the lucky winning ticket drawn was one of the tickets Dale purchased that night, or if it was a ticket from one of the other WWA events he’d attended this year.
Thanks to our awesome state sponsor, and repeat State Hunt host, Bust-A-Duck Guide Service for partnering with us again, and thanks to Mr. Hudack, for being a WWA member & supporter!
We’re very excited to announce WWA has been selected as a 2017 Cellcom Green Gift recipient. The organization received a $2500 Green Gift from Cellcom to continue work on its Abrams property. The funding from this grant, along with a hopeful future continuing partnership with the NorthEast Wisconsin Deer Management Alliance, will finish out these final two blinds, in a fashion similar to the three existing ones on the property. All five blinds will now provide excellent hunting opportunities, due to the extensive food plot re-working & expansions done by life member Erich Schultz, of Pro Plots, LLC. As part of the press done for this gift we’re excited to share this news clip of WWA Executive Director Don Kirby’s interview:
Cellcom’s press release:
Abrams, WI – November 8, 2017. The Wisconsin Waterfowl Association (WWA) works to further restoration and conservation of the state’s waterfowl and wetland resources and implement education for Wisconsin youth that heighten awareness about these resources. The group continues work on its Abrams property, a 152-acre area that is open to the public for hunting and wildlife viewing and includes a number of accessible features for hunters with disabilities. The Green Gift from Cellcom will fund the addition of two enclosed accessible binds for deer or turkey hunting on raised platforms.
“The opportunity to have a large) property open to the public, which features significant access for disabled Veterans and other differently-abled persons, to use the property for a variety of pursuits – all within a short drive of a large metropolitan area, is very unique,” said Don Kirby, executive director of WWA. “Due to its easy access to the highway, and near-by location to both Green Bay and Oconto, the property allows ready viewing of many species of birds and other wildlife. The disabled access trails also allow ready travel, and invite those who might not otherwise, to explore the outdoors.” Read on for the full press release…