Formed in 1992, the Lake Poygan Sportsmen’s Club works together with state and local governmental agencies and local landowners to help protect and where possible restore the fragile fish and wildlife habitat on Lakes Poygan and Winneconne and on the Lower Wolf River. While our members are, in the main, hunters and anglers, our primary focus is on habitat, and not just for hunting and fishing. We recognize that the fabric of our ecosystem is a complex weave of various plant and animal communities, and that the interests of our membership will be best served by the protection of this ecosystem for all of the creatures that live here. Therefore, we work to protect and restore plant and animal communities that are at risk due to ice scour, wave action and detrimental effects of human activity on our portion of the Winnebago System.
Cane bed protection and shoreline protection are just two of the many types of projects in which we have participated during the life of the Club. Some recent examples of successful projects include the installation of the carp barrier at Pages’ Slough, the Boom Bay riprapping project and the dredging of Pony Creek.