Outdoor America 2013, Issue 3

Outdoor America is the award-winning quarterly magazine of the Izaak Walton League of America. Each issue is filled with entertaining and educational articles about the conservation work of League members. We also provide in-depth coverage of broader conservation issues such as national energy policy, urban sprawl, and wetland loss. To start receiving Outdoor America, become a League member. Here's what you missed in this issue of the magazine:


IWLA Strategic Plan Approved
Chapter delegates unanimously approved a new, five-year strategic plan that will lead all of us into the future.

2013 National Convention
“Conservation for Tomorrow” was a fitting theme for this year’s convention.
By Dawn Merritt

Bringing Back the Bobwhite
Almost an entire generation has grown up without hearing the call of the bobwhite. What happened?
By Bruce Ingram, Field Editor


League Leader
Convention Success: Another successful convention set the tone for the year ahead
By Bob Chapman, IWLA National President

Director’s Chair
A Road Map for the Future: Strategic plan approved at the national convention provides vision for the League
By Scott Kovarovics, IWLA Executive Director

League Lines
Saving South Dakota's "Good Earth" * Passages: Pauline and Joe Novotny * The 255th Birdhouse * Maryland Ike Is On-Target * Iowans Mark Half Century as Hunter Educators *

My Outdoor Experience
Memories of My Early Days as a Hunter
By Ray Stiert

Hooks & Bulletins
Working To Restore America's River * New Development Director Joins League Staff * Officer Report Form Now Online * 2013 IWLA Endowment Grants * Reading Room

Policy Pulse
No Money for Key Conservation Programs? * No Child Left Inside Act Introduced * Farm Bill Future Uncertain * House Water Resources Development Act On Deck

Last Word
Hunting for Outdoor Space: Thanks to federal conservation programs, we can hunt — and more — on public lands
By Mike Leahy, IWLA Conservation Director

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