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State Natural Resources Board appoints five members of new Sporting Heritage Council

By Central Office February 27, 2013

Contact(s): Bill Cosh - DNR spokesperson, 608-267-2773

MADISON -- The Wisconsin Natural Resources Board has appointed five members to the new Sporting Heritage Council, the first of its kind to advise Gov. Scott Walker, the Natural Resources Board and state legislature on fishing, hunting and trapping issues.

The council, established by 2011 Wis. Act 168, will largely focus on recruitment, retention and increasing access to resources and outdoor opportunities.

The council consists of 12 appointees, including the Department of Natural Resources secretary or a designee, one member appointed by the governor, two members of the Assembly, two members of the Senate, one member appointed by the Wisconsin Conservation Congress executive committee and the five members recently appointed by the Natural Resources Board.

The members appointed by the board were chosen to represent five distinct interests, including deer hunting, bear hunting, bird hunting, angling, and furbearer hunting or trapping. Individuals were self-nominated or were nominated by an organization which represents these interests.

The Natural Resources Board's appointments are the first to be made. They include the following individuals representing the associated interest areas:

"We believe our first 5 selections to the Sporting Heritage Council represent some of the state's top advocates for recruitment and retention," stated Natural Resources Board Chair Preston Cole. "However, it was not an easy decision. There were many qualified people in our selection process. We send our sincere thanks to all who applied."

Last Revised: Wednesday, February 27, 2013

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