Whitetails Unlimited President Jeff Schinkten has announced that the Whitetails Unlimited national headquarters is closed, due to a state-wide “Safer At Home” order imposed by the Wisconsin governor, and field operations have been suspended across the country. This closing is scheduled to last through April 24, although that date may be modified by future events.
Schinkten released the following statement:
We hope everyone is remaining safe and healthy during this unprecedented time.
The health and safety of our employees is of paramount importance and we are complying with all regulations that have been put in place. While the national headquarters is located in Wisconsin, WTU has field directors in 19 states and all employees are complying with all local regulations.
We also want our members, friends, and supporters to know that we truly appreciate the support you have shown in the past for our mission of conservation, education, and the preservation of an American tradition, and we look forward to seeing you at a future WTU event – so take care of yourselves and your families.
We have retooled our operations and many employees are telecommuting to maintain operations as well as we can to be ready to hit the ground running when this threat to our health is over. And it will be over. Americans have always worked together to overcome immense obstacles, and I am confident that while this will not be easy, that by working together we will emerge as a great nation, accomplishing great things.
If you have tickets for an upcoming WTU event check our website for instructions for a refund, or to see if the event has been rescheduled.
Take care of yourselves and your families, and do what you can to help out anyone who may need it. This is a strange, difficult time, but things will get back to normal.
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About Whitetails Unlimited:
Since our beginning in 1982, Whitetails Unlimited has remained true to its mission and has made great strides in the field of conservation. Thanks to more than 475 chapters, 114,000-plus members, chapter volunteers, and corporate sponsors, Whitetails Unlimited has earned the reputation of being the nation’s premier organization dedicating its resources to the betterment of the white-tailed deer and its environment. Our mission is to raise funds in support of educational programs, wildlife habitat enhancement and acquisition, and preservation of the shooting sports and hunting tradition for future generations. To date, Whitetails Unlimited has expended more than $102.7 million on program services and activities that continue to enhance, and ultimately foster, our mission. Stay connected with us: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, WTU Website
For more information, contact:
David Hawkey, Whitetails Unlimited VP of
field operations: (920) 743-6777, ext. 103