52nd WBHA Annual Convention
April 1, 2016 - April 2, 2016
Central Wisconsin Convention & Expo Center10101 Market Street, Rothschild, WI 54474, United States
2016 Annual Raffle Winners
The six hotels within walking distance of Central Wisconsin Convention & Expo Center easily meet the rooming needs of our visitors.
- Candlewood Suites 715-355-8900
- Econolodge 715-355-4449
- Holiday Inn & Suites 715-355-1111
- Motel 6 715-355-3030
- Best Western Midway (about 3 miles from convention center) 715-842-1616
Due to unpredictable hotel charges we will not be posting hotel room pricing information at this time. For the best hotel price WBHA recommends calling hotel directly or using an online search engine such as Priceline.com , Expedia.com, Cheaphotels.com, Travelocity.com, and etc.
Thank you to all vendors who participated in the 2015 convention. Hope to see you all in 2016. The convention will be at the Central Wisconsin Convention & Expo Center (formerly the Patriot Center) again next year on April 1st & 2nd, 2016. Contracts will be sent out after the Christmas Holiday to all current vendors. Any business or organization wishing to attend as a vendor can contact me by e-mail or phone and I will get you on the contract list.
Attention all hunting groups...
Our membership raffle committee (Mark Stumpner and Jeremy Fischer) and our SOS auction committee (Eric Tuckner, & Carl Schoettel) are seeking financial donations for the 2016 annual convention raffle and auction.
As you know the cost of everything is going up and this includes items for the auction and raffles. If your hunting group is able to make a donation to the auction and raffle fund, or if you have an item to donate, it would be greatly appreciated if you would contact these committees prior to the Annual Convention.
Raffle Committee Contacts: Mark Stumpner (715)359-4014
SOS Auction Committee Contacts: Carl Schoettel (414)531-2296
Annual Convention Photo Contest
There will be a photo contest this year at the annual convention, Please bring a photo you do not mind getting back. The board of directors will be voting on the best photos. And please put your name and member number on the back of the photo’s so we know who the photo’s belong to.
Friday Night Banquet
Friday | April 1, 2016 | 7:00pm
The 2016 Annual Convention Banquet will be held at the Holiday Inn & Suites.
Banquet tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for kids 4-12 (under 4 free). This includes meal, keynote speakers, raffles, door prizes, and special visitation time.
WBHA Member Raffle Info
You MUST BE a WBHA member in order to purchase Member raffle tickets. YOU MUST BE PRESENT FOR THIS RAFFLE IN ORDER TO CLAIM PRIZE.
Pre-purchased raffle ticket packages will be available for pick-up during regular convention hours. All pre-purchased packages must be picked up no later than 10am on Saturday, April 2nd, 2016. WBHA Member Raffle will close at 1:30pm. WBHA Member Raffle drawings will be held and announced intermittently during the SOS Auction beginning at 1:45pm. Winners will have 10 minutes from drawing to claim prize. If you are not able to claim prize withing 10 minutes, you will forfeit your prize and an alternate will be awarded the prize.
Pre-purchased tickets packages come pre-labeled with members WBHA ID# on each ticket. Ticket package increments include 75 for $100, 25 for $50, & 10 for $25 (Single tickets will be available at the Annual Convention.
Bring a Friend – Win a Gun
For every new person that signs up at the annual convention, your name will be entered into a raffle for a gun.
It’s simple folks: times are tough. The economy is hurting our association too. We can’t continue to depend just on our existing members to fund all the important things the WBHA does. WE NEED NEW MEMBERS and we need to boost attendance at the annual meeting. Thank you for your support!
WBHA Annual Raffle
You NEED NOT BE a WBHA member in order to purchase Annual Raffle tickets and you NEED NOT be present to win.
Grand Prize- 2016 Polaris Sportsman 850SP & Triton 3 place ATV trailer or $10,000.00 cash. 49 additional prizes to win including 29 guns.
Direct ticket inquires to:
Double U Supply will be at our 2016 convention, and will update all Garmin products FREE OF CHARGE!
Convention Schedule & Elections Information
2016 WBHA Convention Schedule
Noon to 6 :00 pm – Doors open for Vendors, Membership, Voting Booth, Clothing, and Raffles
7:00 pm – WBHA Banquet at Holiday Inn with DNR Secretary Stepp, Raffles and Door Prizes
8:00 pm to Midnight – Entertainment: The Brian West Show
9:00 am – Doors open for Vendors, Membership, Voting Booth, Clothing, and Raffles
9:00 am to Noon – Drop off Annual Raffle Tickets
10:30 am to 4:00 pm – Photo Contest
11:15 am – Annual Meeting begins with Pledge of Allegiance
“Awards and General Business”
11:20 – Iron Clad Bear Hunter Presentation
11:30 – Opinion Survey Question and Answer
11:40 – Scholarship Award Presentations
11:50 – Nominations for WBHA Leadership
12:00 – Junior Big Bear Award Winners
12:10 – Big Bear Award Winners
“State of Bear Hunting, 2016”
12:15 – DNR Chief Warden Todd Schaller presentation on new Hunter Harassment Law
12:30 – Invited Guest – Governor Scott Walker to Sign the 2015 Right to Hunt Act – strengthening our Hunter Harassment Law 12:50 Introduction of Legislators and Guests
1:00 – Voting Booth Closes
1:10 – Field Trial Award Winners
1:25 – Announce 50/50 Raffle Winner
1:30 – SOS Auction Begins
1:30 – Membership Raffle Closes
2:00 – Annual Raffle Drawing
2:00 – Membership Raffle Drawing
3:00 – Membership Sales Close
3:00 – New Member Raffle Drawing
4:00 – Governor’s Harvest Tag Drawing
5:00 pm – Social Hour
9:00 pm to 1:00 am – Entertainment: The Brian West Show
8:30 am – Final Deadline for picking up puppies!