2022 VETERAN STURGEON SPEARING RETREAT

"I couldn't believe the peace I felt, and the support I got from everyone. This was really something I needed, it lets me know it's gonna be ok. "

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2022 1ST ANNUAL
HOUSE IN THE WOODS
SPECIAL EDITION
VETERAN STURGEON
SPEARING
SWEATSHIRT!

THANK YOU HIDE CAMOUFLAGE
FOR YOUR SUPPORT OF OUR AMERICAN HEROES!

 

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INVITE _ VETERAN STURGEON SPEARING RETREAT by House in the Woods Military & Family Retreat

It's hard to imagine that sturgeon were once in danger of extinction. In the early 1900s, they had almost disappeared from the Great Lakes. Through the efforts of advocacy groups, like Sturgeon for Tomorrow, many volunteers and population management by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR), these giant, prehistoric fish thrive in Lake Winnebago.

Today, it is believed there are more than 15,000 adult females and 30,000 adult males in Lake Winnebago, making it the largest, self-sustaining lake sturgeon population in the world.

 

It is also one of only two places in the country where sturgeon can be legally speared, making this an experience of a lifetime, and a great retreat for well deserving veterans. 

Below you'll find the rough itinerary for the retreate, how you can get involved, and also where veterans can go to apply for the opportunity to take part in the retreat. 

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RETREAT LOCATION:

STOCKBRIDGE, WISCONSIN &

PIPE LANDING

LAKE WINNEBAGO

DATES:

ARRIVE 2/10/22

CUT IN 2/11/22

SPEARING 2/12-2/13/22

DEPART 2/14/22

WHO QUALIFIES:

All veterans, all eras, all ages

20 Veterans from across the country will be selected for 2023, and notified. 

Be on the lookout for more information about these veterans, and sharing their journey to see and spear a dinosaur! 

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THANK YOU FOR HELPING TO SPONSOR OUR VETERAN LICENSES ARIENS CO!

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WHAT'S INCLUDED:

Sturgeon Spearing Instructors, food lodging, and entertainment for the weekend. 

What are veterans responsible for: 

Transportation to Fond du Lac for the event, Spearing Tag.

Thank you SALUTE THE TROOPS
FOR YOUR SUPPORT 
OF AMERICAN HEROES
AND THIS RETREAT!

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Who's paying for the retreat?

Generous donors and sponsors supporting House in the Woods Military & Family Retreat, local businesses, organizations, and individuals. 

We will do our best to highlight all donors below as we lead up to the retreat. 

It's not difficult to imagine that there will be hundreds of volunteers, donors and business involved. 

THANK YOU to each and every one of you who is playing a part in making this once in a lifetime opportunity available to these amazing veterans!

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2022 STUREGON SPEARING RETREAT SPONSORSHIP RECOGNITION LEVELS

HEROES LEVEL - $1,000.00

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Video & photos of the sponsored attendee post-event

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(multiple times throughout the year all platforms)

- Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn

- Mention on Website sponsor carousel all of 2022.

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- Included for attendee (transportation including airfare, hotel 3 nights, license, shanty use and equipment, spearing mentor, meals, event sweatshirt for attendee & sponsor, hat, sturgeon processing).

 

PATRIOT LEVEL - $750.00

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- Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn

- Mention on Website sponsor carousel all of 2022.

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WARRIOR LEVEL - $500.00

Social Media post with logo and company tag:

- Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn

- Mention on Website sponsor carousel all of 2022.

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Inclusion on Thank You Article post-event

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BUSINESS SUPPORT

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ORGANIZATIONS

  • Salute the Troops of Fond du Lac
  • Boot-Trac Adventures
  • Sons of American Legion 
  • Untamed Outdoors
  • Brickyard Fishing Club
  • Stockbridge Fishing Club
  • Quinney Fishing Club
  • Calumet County Sportsman's Alliance 
  • American Legion Wisconsin Auxillary
  • Pipe Fishing Club
  • Sturgeon For Tomorrow 
  • LDS 
  • Destination Lake Winnebago Region Visitors Bureau  

INDIVIDUALS

  • Angie Gade
  • Paul House
  • Cody Krepline 
  • Lee Schneider
  • Carrie Zylka
  • Micki Moto
  • Josh Heller 
  • Jason Turner 
  • Jim & Jodi Schumacher
  • Christopher Gintner
  • Tim Mader
  • Brent Vogel
  • Dave Meier
  • Christopher Gintner
  • Ryan Straw Artist
  • John Vickman 
  • Derek Volk
  • Tammy Makai 
  • Dean Joas
  • Mark Pape
  • Kerry Dickie
  • Will Nething
  • Kevin Klotz 
  • Scott Asman 
  • Dennis Totzke
  • Bill Lodi