Congratulations go out to Wildfowler member Nathan Andrews. He had the winning ticket for the Winchester camo SX4 semi-auto 12-gauge 3-1/2" waterfowl special shotgun drawn on Wednesday, 5/20/20.
Nathan was one of the many generous people who sent in for raffle tickets after our banquet had to be canceled. Thank you!!
Early in 1960, a small group of waterfowl enthusiast formed the Central New York Wildfowlers' Associations in an effort to establish a cohesive organization to promote a better understanding of the problems associated with waterfowl propagation. Since that time, we have set many goals.
Wildfowlers Association has released Mallard duckling throughout the Central New York Are. Since organizing, the total has reached over 12,000.
In 1981, we started a scholarship fund to aid a graduate student at SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry to further his/her education in environmental management.
Have purchased a marsh in Bridgeport that was turned over to the State of New York.
Currently we inspect and clean about 200 wood duck boxes every year. Also, we work with the Boy Scouts to build wood duck boxes to be placed in area marshes every year.
We sponsor 10 children, 10-13 years of age and send them to the State Conservation Camp for one (1) week, and will now sponsor children for the DEC Environmental Camp.
Introduced and operated duck identification courses yearly graduating over 3,000 students.
Aided in acquiring the Francis Hueber property on Big Bay on the north shore of Oneida Lake, allowing state acquisition in order to complete plans for establishing the adjacent Three Mile Bay Wildlife Management Area.
Aided in funding the canalization of the Hamlin Marsh.
Funding research with Cornell University, studying best practices for placement of wood duck boxes, seeking optimum duckling production. The study is conducted at the Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge.