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The Waterfowl Association of Iowa (WAI)

  WELCOMES YOU!

I would like to first thank you for taking a moment to see how you can help Iowa waterfowl and the Iowa water fowl hunter become more successful in our great state. 

I would also like to welcome you to the Waterfowl Association of Iowa website.

The WAI is the first organization of its kind in Iowa that benefits both waterfowl and the waterfowl hunters with 100% of its funds. 

You may ask "How are we different from all the others"?  For starters, not only does 100% of the funds raised in Iowa stay in Iowa, it is also our goal to work with state and local governments to study, advise, recommend and secure enactment of legislation as it pertains to preserving our outdoor heritage and the sport we all love.

Please take a moment to read our mission statement below.  We wish to thank you in advance for your time and hope you have enjoyed your visit to our web site. 

Become a voice for water fowlers in the state of Iowa so that many generations to come will have the opportunity to cherish the moments and memories passed down from our forefathers.

 

Fact: Wetlands are essential habitats for maintaining the populations of approximately 75% of the bird species in North America. These birds depend on wetlands for resting, feeding, and nesting. (Critical Trends) Thus making a wetland an excellent location for those interested in bird watching and photography. In fact, 50 million people spend approximately $10 billion each year observing and photographing wetland-dependent birds.

Fact: Wetlands are good hunting sites for those interested in waterfowl hunting. Approximately 3 million waterfowl hunters spend over $600 million each year hunting the wetland-dependent birds.

Fact: Iowa developers and agribusinesses have destroyed more than 3.5 million acres or nine-in-ten (89%) of the original wetlands, according to U.S. Fish and Wildlife estimates. That represents a loss of 10 million acre-feet or the equivalent of 1 million flood control dams.

 

 

 

Our Mission

Here in Iowa we have always taken our waterfowl hunting seriously.   From the old days of market hunting to the lean years of the 80ís, the call to action was never so important as it is today.   With the reduction in the amount of habitat available to waterfowl today, now more than ever they need our help to provide them with the basic elements of life.

The Waterfowl Association of Iowa is here to help achieve that goal by conducting waterfowl and wildlife conservation programs in conjunction with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, Ducks Unlimited, and many other organizations.

We strive to preserve, protect and improve the sport of water fowling in the state of Iowa by teaching respect for all waterfowl species, improving habitat for them, and conducting educational programs related to waterfowl, conservation, and resource enhancement.   We study, advise, recommend, and will secure enactment of legislation in the state as it pertains to preserving our outdoor heritage.

 

8 Reasons to Join

1. YOU love the sport of waterfowling

2. YOU understand that WAI has a mission that is different than DU and Delta.

3, YOU understand the need for all three of these organization and the vital role each plays.

4. YOU love the sport of water fowling  and the many wonderful things associated with it.

5. YOU understand that the only way we stand a chance of protecting , preserving and improving the sport of water fowling in Iowa is for us to join together and become a unified body.

6. YOU want to be a part of an organization that is member driven. An organization that listens to and actively seeks input from its members. An organization that sets goals priorities based upon member input.

7. YOU want to be a part of an organization that will work with the IDNR, State, County, and Local Governments , land owners and others to enact legislation that supports our mission statement.

8. YOU want to be a part of an organization that will work with the IDNR, State, Locals Governments, land owners, and others to change hunting regulations and policies to improve the sport of water fowling in Iowa

 

If you have any questions please let us help. You may contact us at anytime for information.

Contact Information:

Waterfowl Association of Iowa

P.O. Box 288 Estherville, IA 51334


Electronic mail: [email protected]     

Tom Tandeski       Rick Ault

563-323-5347      712-362-2758

 

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"Waterfowl Association  of Iowa"

Fighting to protect, preserve, and improve the sport of waterfowling in Iowa

Itís Time For Action Not Words

June 3rd 2006 Iowa's 2nd waterfowl summit in Marshalltown Click for more info

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Last update 04/06/2006

 

 

    

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PUBLIC MEETINGS

Public Meeting to allow for additional public input into these rules will be held over the Iowa Communications Network (ICN) at 18 sites across the state on
April 18th from 6:30 - 9:00 p.m. .

Natural Resources Commission: Meetings 2006 :CLICK HERE

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