Established in 1950, we are located in Abingdon at 3518 Woodsdale Road on 8 acres of property containing the Chapter house and shooting range for Hunter's Safety Education. We sponsor scholarships to county high school seniors planning college studies in conservation and related fields. We build and maintain nesting boxes to conserve the waterfowl of the Chesapeake Bay. We are Men and Women who Defend Our Soil, Air, Woods, Water and Wildlife.
The League takes a common-sense approach toward protecting our country's natural heritage and improving outdoor recreation opportunities for all Americans. We invite you to learn about our work and to join us in supporting important conservation initiatives in your community.
Our 350-acre Bosely Conservancy, located in Edgewood, is owned by the Harford County Chapter of the Izaak Walton League of America. Members in good standing can hunt in accordance with Chapter rules.
All are invited to join us at our monthly meeting held the Second THURSDAY of each month (no meetings in July or August) CLICK on the Calendar to see What's Going On in the League.
The Izaak Walton League is one of the oldest conservation organizations in the United States, formed in 1922 and named to honor Izaak Walton, the 17th Century author of The Compleat Angler, one of the oldest and most famous books on fishing. The League has aggressively defended America's wildlife, changing public policy and supporting legislation to preserve and protect our wildlife, natural resources, wetlands and public land. Chapters of the Izaak Walton League all over the United States work to restore watersheds, reduce air pollution, fight litter, protect wildlife habitats andopen space, instill conservation ethics and educate future generations about the importance of preservation and conservation.
Here in Harford County, the local Chapter owns and is responsible for the 350 acre Bosley Conservancy of wetlands and woodlands. In addition to routine cleanup of the land, members have installed and maintained nesting boxes for the native Wood Duck. The group has strong partnerships with Harford County Parks and Recreation, as well as mentor programs with local school and scout groups. Annually, the Izaak Walton League provides scholarships to students from local high schools pursuing college education in enviromental science and conservation courses. Over the years, the League has been able to provide $53,000 in scholarships to local students.
Hunter Safety coarses (Mandatory for obtaining a Hunting License) are provided by the Harford Chapter and plans for an Archery training coarse are currently underway at the Chapter house.
In addition, the League supports conservancy work of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Harford Glen, Eden Mill Nature Center, the Skipjack Martha Lewis, National Wildlife Federation, MD Wood Duck Initiative, Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry and many others. All this support is made possible through fundraising and the Annual Gun Show.
The Gun Show includes sales of antique and modern firearms, knives, coins, decoys, books, outdoor outfitters and memorabilia from the Civil War, World War I and II.
ALL proceeds benefit the conservation and education efforts of the Izaak Walton League Harford County Chapter.
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