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Did you know that the League is the second oldest conservation group in the State of Wisconsin? If you are concerned about the future of Dane County’s natural heritage, you will want to attend the Dane County Conservation League’s 21st annual fundraiser banquet. Proceeds from the event support educational scholarships, local DNR wildlife habitat projects, purchase of trout stream bank easements, prairie chicken recovery efforts, the raising of pheasants, and the construction of Blue Bird, Wren, Wood Duck, and Bat Houses



Mark your calendar for Tuesday, January 24 to attend the DCCL Annual Meeting.  It will be held at Schwoegler’s Lanes, 444 Grand Canyon Dr., Madison, beginning at 7p.m.  This kicks off the 90th year for the League.  Not many organizations can claim a long history like that.  All members should be proud.


Guest speaker will be Monica Spaeni, Wisconsin Wildlife Federation Conservationist of the Year for 2022.  Monica is also a DCCL member.  


As usual, four of the twelve board seats are open for anyone to pursue.  Some incumbents will be running but at least one seat will be vacated.  Nominations can be made from the floor the night of the meeting.  To run for the board the candidate must pay 2023 dues either prior to the meeting or at the meeting.  


The League will provide complimentary pizza, and beverages will be available for purchase.  


And, if all of that isn’t enough, we will be raffling four $50 gift cards from Fleet/Farm and one $100 gift card from Cabela’s.  Odds are very good for winning.  There will probably be some smaller raffle items, also.


Hope to see you on the 24th!







Dear Current and Past Dane County Conservation League Members:

 It’s time to renew your DCCL membership for 2023.  Memberships are concurrent with the calendar year.  I hope you will continue to support Dane County’s oldest conservation organization, a club with a rich history dating back to 1933.  

 Your dollars have allowed us to raise pheasants, build nesting structures, secure top-notch speakers for membership meetings, support Hunter Safety Training, donate funds to Dane County Parks for hunting and fishing properties as well as other conservation groups like the Prairie Enthusiasts, and The Wisconsin Wildlife Federation.

 One of the proudest achievements of the League is the establishment of a perpetual scholarship fund at UW-Stevens Point. An annual grant will be made to two Wisconsin resident upper classman enrolled in the College of Natural Resources.    

 The League continues to operate a first-class pheasant farm where members can earn birds; we have installed dozens of wood duck and bluebird houses in Dane County, built many bat roosting shelters for use in Dane County Parks, ran a top-notch banquet, cleaned up roadsides, and continued to cooperate with the DNR in managing our 4390 acres of prairie chicken lands in central Wisconsin. Also, in 2022, we assisted financially in the purchase of an additional 520 acres of prairie chicken habitat.  We are also very proud that the DCCL was named the Conservation Organization of the Year in 2020 by the Wisconsin Wildlife Federation.  

 Our dues structure continues unchanged as it has for many years.  We hope you will clip and mail the form below soon (we especially need your email address).  Thank you for considering the DCCL and have a great year in Dane County’s outdoors.

 Sharon Schwab

President, DCCL

Link to  printable renewal letter


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 All Family members are welcome to join in on the fun!!

Pheasants will be given out starting aug 31st.  And Remember you must :

New Go wild DNR Website To Purchase a license, permit or register you kill.

Need a place to hunt this fall? Want to know where the pheasants are stocked each week? or even find a parking lot. check out this great hunting tool.  http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/lands/fflight.html


Membership meeting are starting in September

Board meetings are the third Tuesday of the month at 7:00pm.

Membership meetings are the fourth Tuesday at 7:00pm. With Guest Speaker To discuss farm issues and conservation efforts. Everyone is Welcome to join us.

All Meetings are held at the  Schwoegler Park Town Lanes, 444 Grand Canyon Dr., Madison

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