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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



There will not be any regular, traditional membership meetings in October or November due to all of the uncertainties involving COVID.  However, there will be Board meetings on the usual third Tuesday of those months; namely, on October 19 and November 16.  All members are invited to join in at those meetings that will be considered combination Membership and Board meetings. Starting times will be 7p.m.  We will abide by whatever Dane County’s COVID rules may be on those dates. 

There is now a new location for both Board and future Membership meetings.  We will be meeting at Schwoegler Park Town Lanes, 444 Grand Canyon Dr., Madison.  It is near West Town Mall between Odana Road and Mineral Point Road. 

We do plan to hold a traditional annual meeting on January 25, 2022, also at Schwoegler’s at 7p.m.  More information will be coming prior to that date. 

Pheasant Farm Report


Things went pretty well at the farm this year.  The best news is that there were no predator problems.  Thirty-six members received birds for release.  Over 50 birds were donated to the Dane County Pheasants Forever Chapter for use at their annual Youth Learn to Hunt Day.  Many thanks to the PF folks who come to the farm every year and clean out the brooders after the birds are put out in the pens.  This is the nastiest job at the farm each summer. It’s nice to have this working relationship.  In addition, we had nearly $2,000 in bird sales which helps defray feed costs a little bit.  And, we released about three dozen birds on public land in Dane County.  It was good to have two new League members, Mike Skala and Chris Worley, who got involved with the farm and were very helpful. 


The 2021 Banquet a.k.a. the FUNraiser


Another sold out banquet was held on September 23rd this year rather than the usual April date.  There was a tremendous array of items for ticket buyers and bidders.  This year your ticket included a DCCL membership for 2022.  Thanks to all who attended and congrats to the many winners.  Special thanks should go to the committee: Dave Pulda, Dan and Sharon Stepper, Dwaine Rundle, Cathy Matts and Jeff Bloomer.  Also, thanks to Scott Craven who served so well again as our M C.  It was great to see some past Board members  in attendance who gave so much service to the League in the past; namely Ed Brost, Jerry Paffenroth and Don Sprang.  Hope we can all get together in the future at another banquet.




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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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