6:30 am Optional Field Trip – Meet at Eagles parking lot, Karlstad (406 N Main St., north end of town, east side of Hwy.59)
– Savanna & Brushland Mgt. Sites, Twin Lakes WMA Viewing Mound & Carlson Prairie Seed Farm
9:00 Registration & Flocking for Rolls, Coffee & Visiting
9:30 Welcome & Field Trip Report – Dave Pauly, MSGS President
9:35 Moquah Barrens, WI Sharp-tailed Grouse Translocation – Brian Heeringa, USFS, by Jodie Provost, MN DNR
9:55 Habitat Management Opportunities for Private Landowners – Jillian Fejszes, Pheasants Forever
10:20 Outdoor Heritage & Conservation Partner Legacy Grant Project Updates – Dave Pauly, MSGS
10:45 Private Land Protection Options – Tyler Janke, MN DNR
11:15 Roving Fire Crew Improving Habitat for Sharp-tailed Grouse – Jason Ekstein, MN DNR
11:40 Wildlife/Habitat Manager Reports
12:00 Lunch & Fundraising – Your MSGS Board in the Kitchen & at the Grill
1:00 Managing for Sharp-tailed Grouse & Elk in NW MN – Jon Eerkes, TNC
1:30 Sharptails Plus of Canada – Ambroise Percheron, Sharptails Plus
1:55 Project Upland Update & Video—Matt Breuer, North Country Guide Service
2:40 MSGS Membership Business Meeting— Dues Structure, Bylaw Changes, Elections, etc.
3:30 pm Fundraising/Raffle Drawings, Travel Home Safely to Roost
Please help your Team Firebird by bringing prairie grouse & outdoor enthusiast items for fundraising.
Raffle Tickets will be available, including one with your Spring Fling registration,
for this easy handling, beautiful,
Legacy Sports International – POINTER 1000 Field 20 gauge Over/Under Shotgun with 5 chokes.
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