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Wisconsin Hunters - Important Issues Need<BR>Your Support at the Conservation Congress!

Friday, April 1, 2005

There are three issues on the ballot at the Conservation Congress meeting that are of critical concern to hunters.

Research has shown that Wisconsin is recruiting new hunters at a rate of 53 new hunters per 100 lost. At this rate, our hunting numbers will be half of what they are now in just one generation. The impact will leave conservation efforts penniless and hunting licenses will skyrocket. Anti-hunters will take advantage of our shrinking numbers and attack all hunting.

This research shows that kids today are recruited into sports and other activities much earlier than in the past. That is a major reason why we are losing hunters. Questions 47, 67 and 68 would permit the lowering of the hunting age from 12 to 10 and permit mentored youth hunting. Statistics have shown that this is a safe option in all 30 states that have similar laws.

Wisconsin has one of the worst hunter recruitment levels in the country. This is directly tied to barriers that make it hard for young hunters to enter the sport. The current minimum hunting age is such that many kids have already developed other hobbies and interests before they can even go hunting with their parents.

Hunting is a valuable and legitimate family activity; parents should be the ones to decide when their children are mature enough and old enough to join the hunting ranks!

Reviews of hunting accident reports show that young hunters are among the safest hunters in the field. 30 states have laws similar to what is proposed by questions 47, 67 and 68 and young hunters in all of those states have proven to be safe and reliable hunters.

 VOTE YES ON QUESTIONS 47, 67 & 68!

If you have additional questions, or are interested in speaking on these important issues at the conservation congress meeting in your county, please call NRA-ILA at (800) 392-8683.

All meetings will be held on Monday, April 11, 2005 at 7:00 p.m. Please make every effort to attend the meeting in your county and speak out on theses important issues. And, don’t forget to encourage your family, friends, and fellow firearm owners to do the same.

 

Adams County Board Room, Adams County Building, 400 Main Street, Friendship

Ashland Ashland Senior High School, Auditorium, 1900 Beaser Ave., Ashland

Barron Barron County Courthouse, Auditorium, 330 E. LaSalle Ave., Barron

Bayfield Drummond High School, 40 Eastern Ave., Drummond

Brown Franklin Middle School, Auditorium, 1234 W. Mason Street, Green Bay

Buffalo Alma High School Auditorium, S1618 STH 35, Alma

Burnett Burnett Co. Government Center, Room 165, 7410 County K, Siren

Calumet Calumet County Courthouse, Room 25, 206 Court St., Chilton

Chippewa Chippewa Falls Middle School, Auditorium A, 750 Tropicana Blvd., Chippewa Falls

Clark Greenwood High School, Cafetorium, 306 W. Central Ave., Greenwood

Columbia Columbia County Courthouse, 400 Dewitt St., Portage

Crawford Crawford County Courthouse, Courtroom, 220 N. Beaumont, Prairie du Chien

Dane Alliant Energy Center, 1919 Alliant Energy Way, Madison

Dodge Horicon City Hall, 404 E. Lake Street, Horicon

Door Door County Court House, A 150, 421 Nebraska Street, Sturgeon Bay

Douglas Solon Springs High School, 8993 E. Balwin Ave., Solon Springs

Dunn Dunn County Fish and Game Club, 1900 Pine Ave., Menomonie

Eau Claire South Middle School, Auditorium, 2115 Mitscher Ave., Eau Claire

Florence Florence Natural Resource Center, Large Conference Room, Highway 101/70, Florence

Fond du Lac Theisen Jr. High School, Auditorium, 525 E. Pioneer Rd., Fond du Lac

Forest Crandon High School, Auditorium, 9750 USH 8 W, Crandon

Grant Grant Co. Youth and Ag Building, Grant Co. Fairgrounds, 916 East Elm Street, Lancaster

Green Monroe Middle School, Auditorium, 1510 13th Street, Monroe

Green Lake Green Lake High School, Small Gym, 612 Mill Street, Green Lake

Iowa Dodgeville High School, Gymnasium, 912 West Chapel Street, Dodgeville

Iron Iron County Court House, Main Courtroom, 300 Taconite, Hurley

Jackson Black River Falls Middle School, LGI Room, 1202 Pierce Street, Black River Falls

Jefferson Jefferson County Fair Park, Activity Center, 503 N. Jackson, Jefferson

Juneau Old Courthouse Building, Room # 200, 220 East State St., Mauston

Kenosha Bristol Grade School, 20121 83rd Street, Bristol

Kewaunee Kewaunee County Courthouse, Court Room, 613 Dodge Street, Kewaunee

LaCrosse LaCrosse County, North Hall, LaCrosse Center, 300 Harborview Plaza, LaCrosse

Lafayette Darlington High School, Cafeteria, 11838 Center Hill Road, Darlington

Langlade Langlade County Multi-purpose Building, 1581 Neva Rd., Antigo

Lincoln Tomahawk Elementary School, Auditorium, 1048 E. Kings Rd., Tomahawk

Manitowoc UW-Manitowoc, Theater, 705 Viebahn Street, Manitowoc

Marathon John Muir Middle School, Auditorium, 1400 West Stewart Ave., Wausau

Marinette Crivitz High School, Auditorium, 718 Hall Hay St., Crivitz

Marquette Montello High School, Community Room, 222 Forest Ln., Montello

Menominee Menominee County Courthouse, Basement, Courthouse Lane, Keshena

Milwaukee Greenfield High School, Auditorium, 4800 S. 60th Street, Greenfield

Monroe Tomah High School, 901 Lincoln Ave., Tomah

Oconto Suring High School, Cafeteria, 411 E. Algoma Street, Suring

Oneida James Williams Junior High, Auditorium, 915 Aracia, Rhinelander

Outagamie Riverview Middle School, Auditorium, 101 Oak Street, Kaukauna

Ozaukee Webster Middle School, Cafeteria, W 75 N624 Wauwatosa Rd., Cedarburg

Pepin Pepin Co. Government Center-Co., Board Room, 740 7th Ave. W, Durand

Pierce Ellsworth Senior High School, Auditorium, 323 Hillcrest, Ellsworth

Polk Unity High School, Gymnasium, 1908 150th St./Hwy. 46, Balsam Lake

Portage Ben Franklin Jr. High School, Auditorium, 2000 Polk St., Stevens Point

Price Courthouse, 126 Cherry Street, Phillips

Racine Union Grove High School, Auditorium, 3433 S. Colony Ave., Union Grove

Richland Richland Co. Courthouse, Courtroom, 181 West Seminary Street, Richland Center

Rock Loyal Order of Moose Lodge, 2701 Rockport Road, Janesville

Rusk Ladysmith High School, Cafeteria, 1700 Edgewood Ave. East, Ladysmith

Sauk Robert G. Brown Theatre - UW Baraboo Campus, 1006 Connie Road, Baraboo

Sawyer Hayward High School, Auditorium, 10320 Greenwood Lane, Hayward

Shawano Shawano Community Middle School, LG 1, 1050 S. Union St, Shawano

Sheboygan Sheboygan Falls High School, Auditoruim, 220 Amherst Ave. Sheboygan Falls

St Croix Indianhead Tech. College, Cashman Auditorium, 1019 S. Knowles Ave., New Richmond

Taylor Taylor County Multi-purpose Building, Intersection of Hwy 64 & 13, Medford

Trempealeau Whitehall City Center, Gymnasium, 36245 Park Street, Whitehall

Vernon Viroqua Middle School, Blackhawk Drive, Viroqua

Vilas Sayner Community Center, Golf Course Road, Sayner

Walworth Delavan/Darien High School, 150 Cummings, Delavan

Washburn WI Ag Research Station, Conference Room, W6646 Hwy 70, Spooner

Washington Washington Co. Fair Park, Exhibit Hall, 3000 Hwy PV, West Bend

Waukesha Waukesha County Expo, Arena, 1000 Northview Road, Waukesha

Waupaca Waupaca High School, Auditorium, E2325 King Road, Waupaca

Waushara Waushara County Courthouse, Court Room, 2nd Floor, 209 S. St. Marie Street, Wautoma

Winnebago Webster Stanley Middle School, Auditorium, 915 Hazel St., Oshkosh

Wood Pittsville High School, Auditorium, 5459 Elementary Avenue, Pittsville

 

 

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