United Sportsmen of Wisconsin (USW) was founded in 2011 with the aim to protect the rights of sportsmen and women.
USW is the only group in Wisconsin formed solely:
- To promote the right to keep and bear arms
- To promote education in order to foster Wisconsin’s rich outdoor heritage
- To protect your rights to hunt, fish, and trap
- To preserve these rights for generations to come
Please join us on May 3, 2012 for USW’s first Annual Banquet. With your financial help and membership we can continue to achieve our goals.
USW is committed to keeping the money we raise right here in Wisconsin. For too long conservation banquets have been conducted by large national organizations who organize local volunteers to assist them in fund raising. Most of the proceeds are never realized in the state or community where it is raised. Since the vast majority of rules, regulations and policies that have a direct impact on your hunting, fishing, trapping and gun ownership are made right here in Wisconsin, it is only fitting that the money raised here – stays here.
Here is a list of some of our accomplishments so far:
- Natural Resources Board Appointment
We applaud 2011 Natural Resources Board Appointments by the selection of a diverse cross section from the hunting, farming and business community.
- Deer Hunting Heritage Protection Bill
Permanently ended earn-a-Buck and made October T-Zone hunts much less common.
- Concealed Carry Bill
Wisconsin became the 49th state awarded the right to carry. We are proud to report that Wisconsin enjoys the 5th best Right to Carry law in the nation.
- Castle Doctrine Bill
Self-defense rights have been expanded by law to include the use of defensive force in your home, motor vehicle or place of business.
- Uncased Guns Bill
Uncased, unloaded long guns are now allowed in or on any vehicle and loaded guns are now allowed on a stationary vehicle.
- Appointment of Dr. James C. Kroll as Deer Trustee
An expert in modern deer herd management, Dr. Kroll was named Wisconsin’s deer trustee and is conducting an independent outside scientific study of our state’s white-tailed deer management practices.
- Wolf Management Bill
Supports federal delisting of Gray Wolf and Wisconsin’s Wolf Management plan has been recognized by the US fish and Wildlife Service. Management of Wisconsin’s gray wolf population is now in the hands of experts within the DNR.
- Sporting Heritage Bill
This bill embeds into law certain items that promote and preserve our rich outdoor heritage. It creates: a sporting recruitment and retention council; programs to encourage recruitment of hunters and trappers. The bill: places restrictions on expenditures under the Warren Knowles-Gaylord Nelson stewardship program; reduces fees for certain first-time hunting and trapping approvals; provides for high school credit under and administration of the hunter and trapper education programs. It also waives: fishing license requirements for a weekend ice fishing event, and sturgeon spearing license age requirements.
Please join us on Thursday, May 3, 2012 as we celebrate our victories and lay out a plan for the coming year.
United Sportsmen of Wisconsin (USW) will continue to protect the rights of and advocate on behalf of hunters, fishermen, trappers and gun owners in Wisconsin.