Wisconsin Waterfowl Association, Inc

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
The Wisconsin Waterfowl Association is a membership-based organization that derives it's funding from grassroots waterfowlers and those individuals committed to preserving the ecology and vibrancy of Wisconsin's waterfowling pursuits.

Lobbying Interests:
Topics affecting the Wisconsin Waterfowl Stamp program. Topics affecting the WI Waterfowl Management Plan. Topics affecting the Knowles-Nelson Stewardship program. Topics affecting the preservation of restoration of Wisconsin's wetland habitat Topics affecting the implementation of Wisconsin's waterfowl hunting season structure.

Title:
Executive Director

Contact
BMR
Bruce M Ross
PO Box 427
Wales, WI 53183
(262) 224-4949
bruceross@wi.rr.com
http://www.wisducks.org

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Bruce M Ross Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 2/2/2021 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 248
Assembly Bill 248
Relating to: pedestrians crossing railroads.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
4/27/2021
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Comments
WWA's 6,000 members--and even more waterfowlers who are not members--have a vested interest in the outcome of this bill. Save for the prohibition on crossing tracks, large swaths of otherwise open lands would be available to outdoorsmen.
Assembly Bill 667
Assembly Bill 667
Relating to: hunting of sandhill cranes, wildlife damage abatement assistance and claim payments for damage caused by sandhill cranes, and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
12/7/2021
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Supporting Documentation
20211207_Why Support a Sandhill Crane Hunt in Wisconsin.pdf

Senate Bill 334
Senate Bill 334
Relating to: pedestrians crossing railroads.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
5/27/2021
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Comments
RR rights of way isolate large swaths of hunt able and fishable public lands. Safety is important but needs to be balanced by access rights to public lands.
Senate Bill 620
Senate Bill 620
Relating to: hunting of sandhill cranes, wildlife damage abatement assistance and claim payments for damage caused by sandhill cranes, and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/18/2021
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Comments
WWA supports a sustainable SHC hunt in Wisconsin. We've studied the issues & written a series of articles to educate readers on what makes SHC different than other migratory birds & why WI is different from the 17 other states permitting SHC hunting
https://www.wisducks.org/sandhill-crane-hunt-in-wisconsin-2/

Budget Bill Subjects

Natural Resources: Departmentwide
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Natural Resources: Departmentwide

Notification Date
3/12/2021
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

Topics related to management of waterfowl and migratory birds
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Topics related to management of waterfowl and migratory birds

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
9/29/2021
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

The consideration of waterfowl stamp fees
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
The consideration of waterfowl stamp fees

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/19/2021
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Issues relating to wetlands and their management
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Issues relating to wetlands and their management

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/19/2021
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Topics related to land stewardship
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Topics related to land stewardship

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/19/2021
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Total Lobbying Effort

  2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2021
January - June
$1,959.64
2021
July - December
$2,308.29
2022
January - June
$741.00
Total $5,008.93
Total Hours Communicating 2021
January - June
17.50
2021
July - December
11.00
2022
January - June
11.00
Total 39.50
Total Hours Other 2021
January - June
31.50
2021
July - December
86.00
2022
January - June
13.00
Total 130.50

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: pedestrians crossing railroads.
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2 %
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 1 %
Relating to: pedestrians crossing railroads.
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2 %
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 1 %
Relating to: hunting of sandhill cranes, wildlife damage abatement assistance and claim payments for damage caused by sandhill cranes, and making an appropriation. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
48 %
2022
January - June
20 %
2022
July - December
Total 31 %
Relating to: hunting of sandhill cranes, wildlife damage abatement assistance and claim payments for damage caused by sandhill cranes, and making an appropriation. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
48 %
2022
January - June
40 %
2022
July - December
Total 34 %

Budget Bill Subjects

2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
10 %
2022
July - December
Total 1 %

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

No administrative rulemaking proceedings found.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
10 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 3 %
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
25 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 7 %
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
65 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 19 %
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
30 %
2022
July - December
Total 4 %

Minor Efforts

No minor efforts found.

Other Matters

No other matters found.

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures