A) To Maintain and restore the habitats and natural sport of waterfowling in Western Massachusetts and it's flyways.
B) To aid youths and adults through conservation and education to recognize resource conservation as vital to the perpetuation of the sport of migratory waterfowl hunting.
C) To promote the highest standards of sportsmanship and to strengthen understanding and co-operation between migratory waterfowl hunters and regulatory agencies.
Since it's inception in 1975 WMDH members have had a strong voice with the State of Mass. Division of Fisheries and Wildlife at the Annual State Waterfowl hearings. Our input is heard to help regulate the season dates for all the State's waterfowl hunting zones.
In order to strengthen the ties between waterfowl hunters and Government regulatory agencies, WMDH's belongs to the Hampden County League of Sportsmen. They in turn can relay our ideas and opinions to the Mass. State Sportsmen's Council who meet with the Mass. Division of Fisheries & Wildlife and the "Seven Member Board" to discuss important matters pertaining to sportsmen and sportswomen's issues.
Western Mass Duck Hunters recently represented sportsmen and women at the 2015 legislative hearings in Westborough. click here for the full report!
In an effort to promote the highest standards of sportsmanship and to strengthen understanding and co-operation between migratory waterfowl hunters and regulatory agencies, WMDH's member and artist Ed Snyder attended the Mass. Sportsmen's Council Banquet through the Hampden County League and donated his artwork for the fundraiser. Above are some pictures of the dignitaries he met with.
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