Membership entitles you access to all five of our properties. Our membership runs from January 1st to Deember 31st each year.
The Banquet is held the third Saturday in March and is our largest fundraiser.
Our County Road N property serves as our clubhouse and has 170 acres of CRP and natural habitat for wildlife.
Duffy Road provides public fishing opportunities. There is also hunting privileges for members only.
Nelson property is located just north of Mauston and is open to the public for canoe launching on the Lemonweir River and nature viewing from the trails. Visit our Property Page for more.
Every year we host our Kid's Day were the youth learn how to build a bird house, hear conservation lectures, demonstrations and recieve a tree to plant at home. Generally this event is held at the clubhouse.
The is a Hunter's Safety Course we make available and is at the clubhouse. Date and time to be announced later.
Monthly general meetings are the first Monday of the month unless affected by a holiday.
From our beginning, we have been fortunate to have such a wonderful group of people that worked tirelessly to get Outdoors Forever up and running. This section will be expanding as we uncover information and will post it here and on our Facebook page outdoorsforeverclub.
Our first information about the club has been sent to us by a member of the Wright Family (Diane Wright Hamm) which owned the present day County N Clubhouse and land. Below are some pictures she graciously shared with us.
David Wright and his family moved from Illinois and were the first to settle this property during the Homestead Act. David died a few years later and his son David took over the farm at the age of 15 and took care of his mother and two sisters. David married Ida Eaton and they had nine children, At one time, the farm was the Oak and Maple Grove Resort, The family photos are the David Wright Family and her father Lawrence Wright is the boy standing between his parents. The last photo is of David and Ida (Eaton)Wright that owned the resort. The table pictured is rumored to be the table that President Abraham Lincoln sat at when he was at the farm. The farm was purchased by Outdoors Forever on July 9, 1990 from Lawrence Wright.
Wright Farm house Piture 1
Individual: $25.00 Per Year
Couple: $40.00 Per Year
U/18 is Free
Our Duffy Road property had a total trout stream restoration. The project was done in conjunction with the Wisconsin DNR and Juneau County Land and Water and is completed. Phase II is in the works and is slated to start in March of 2021. There is also a Prairie Plants Display area on the edge of the parking lot for public view. Signage for the display is in the works and should be completed shortly for plant identification.
Every year we raise approximately 1,600 pheasants from two day old chicks until about 3 to 3 1/2 months old. Once this age, we release into quality private habitat to give them the best chance for survival and hopefully flourish. Some, are released into public and private hunting grounds for our local hunters and membership.
This annual event is held at Bire Pond and we are one of the major sponsors. It is always held the first Saturday in Feburary and is usually booked solid. Prizes, fishing poles and bait are supplied. Normally runs from 9 until noon with a free lunch. More details are available early December and will be in our events calendar.
This kids activities event is held the last Saturday in April. The actual date, time and Mauston area location will be announced in our calendar section. Activities include bird house building, conservation discussions by guest speakers and other hands on experiences. Our purpose as an environmental organization is to teach our youth about the basics. Last year's turn out was 160+ kids.
Are held at the Clubhouse at 4890 County Road N by qualified instructors. Times and dates will be announce on our Calendar Section.
Benjamin Rader is this year's winner of our $1,000.00 Scholarship. Benjamin is from Mauston, Wi and will be attending Northland College in Ashland, WI. He will be majoring in Natural Resources. Congratulations Benjamin!