This is a professional development workshop for agency and organization employees who have been selected by their agency or organizations. Selected individuals must have met a set of selection criteria that include but is not limited to the following:
Does not self-identify as a hunter
Willing to commit to a 40+ hour instructional program that includes long days in both classroom and outdoor exercise settings.
CLfT's Shared Responsibility Initiative:
CLfT/ McGraw are asking that everyone attending a workshop agree to a duty of care to protect each other from ANY illnesses. To accomplish a healthy workshop for all, requires that everyone take the following precautions: stay home if you are sick, stay in your lodging room if you become sick during the workshop, and maintaining a 6-foot social distance when and where possible. We strongly encourage the use of hand sanitizer before and after handling equipment, materials, and supplies that will be handled by others.
Anyone choosing to wear a mask is welcome to do so.
Please consider bringing the following important items to be prepared for the weather!
- comfortable, warm, outdoor field clothing
- warm cap or headband for ear protection
- Rain gear
- hiking/ work boots and;
Bed linens and towels are provided by the facility!
The natural setting of the Foundation combined with its first -class meeting, dining and lodging facilities available at Pond Cottage make McGraw a perfect location to host company business sessions or private events. This serene setting where time seems to stand still, will help increase the productivity of your seminars and meetings and will provide a relaxed atmosphere for special private gatherings.
Pond Cottage is the focal point for these activities with three conference rooms, 2 superb dining rooms presided over by 2 excellent chefs, 10 fireplaces and comfortable lounge rooms.
Dundee, IL 60118
I start with my professional interests because they are fueled in large part from my personal passions. I have a traditional introduction to the outdoors from my father. He continues to be my best hunting buddy, and my daughters accompany me on many outdoor adventures as well. My interests center on public land hunting both in the East and out West with adventure-style backpack hunting as my true passion. In the last decade, I have broadened my pursuits to include fishing and foraging, always with an emphasis on putting food on the table and making memories with family and friends.
Also nearly 30 yrs as a professional advisor and consultant to commercial markets and federal government specializing in small-arms & ammunition.