Our Mission To work in Connecticut to conserve wetlands for the benefit of waterfowl and other wildlife species and to preserve the traditions associated with waterfowl hunting.
Working closely with Natural Resource Agencies and conservation groups on wetland conservation projects.
Advocating for the interests of waterfowl hunters.
Raising public awareness and appreciation of wetlands.
Conducting educational Programs, including: the National Junior Duck Stamp competition, the Waterfowl Hunter Mentor Program (including an annual Training Day) the Thomas C. Marshall Scholarship Program.
Waterfowl hunting is a tremendously rewarding sport, steeped in tradition. However, many sportsmen have not witnessed the thrill of ducks streaking over decoys or the excitement of geese hovering over the blind with wings locked!
Why not? Well, waterfowling can be more difficult than other types of hunting because of the substantial amount of equipment and specialized skills that are often needed. Studies have shown that waterfowl hunting takes a great deal of mentoring. An overwhelming 91% of hunters indicated that they were mentored in becoming a waterfowl hunter by a parent, relative or close friend.
I do not have a parent, relative or close friend that hunts waterfowl?
The Connecticut Waterfowl Association created this program to help out hunters who have no one to mentor them. This Program will pair up experienced volunteer mentors with youths and even adult novice hunters. Hopefully, this will encourage new participants in this great sport who will come to appreciate and help conserve our waterfowl resources! And for the mentors, it provides an opportunity to give back to the resource they cherish!
Applicants can print the appropriate forms, fill them out and mail them to CWA, 29 Bower Hill Road, Oxford, CT 06478 . Alternatively, the forms can be filled out, scanned and emailed to email@example.com
For over 15 years, CWA has awarded $1000 per year to a college student pursuing a career in environmental affairs
Teacher, hunter, and conservationist are some of the words that describe the late Tom Marshal. He was also the force behind saving Nell’s Island (Wheeler WMA) from the developer’s asphalt as well as a founding member of CWA. Tom’s love of the outdoors was clearly seen in his desire to preserve, promote & protect the wetlands of Connecticut. During Tom’s memorial service many years ago, in a simple wooden New England church some foresighted CWA members whispered about ways to remember Tom. Like many waterfowlers everywhere, they knew the right thing to do. Before they walked out of that church, the Tom Marshal Scholarship was established.