Wildlife and Hunting Heritage Conservation Council

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A boy waterfowl hunting on Homstad Wetland. Photo by Tina Shaw, USFWS.

Wildlife and Hunting Heritage Conservation Council

The Wildlife and Hunting Heritage Conservation Council is an official advisory group established under the Federal Advisory Committee Act that advises the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture on wildlife and habitat conservation, and recreational hunting issues.

The Council is also responsible to help implement the Recreational Hunting and Wildlife Conservation Plan - A Ten Year Year Plan for Implementation.

For additional information, download the Council Charter (PDF).

A group of mule deer bucks move across Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon. Photo by Barbara Wheeler.

Membership

The Council consists of 18 discretionary members appointed by the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture.

An additional seven ex officio members of the Council represent the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies and the following six Federal agencies:

See a complete list of current Council members.

A family goes hunting in Florida. Photo by Tim Donovan, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

Meetings and Recommendations

The current fiscal year began in October 2016 and ends in September 2017.

October 26-27, 2017 Meeting - D.C.

Fiscal Year 2016

Fiscal Year 2015

Fiscal Year 2014

Fiscal Year 2013

Fiscal Year 2012

Fiscal Year 2011

The Council examines longleaf pine restoration. Photo by Candice Price/UAOTV

Contact Us

For more information, please contact:

Joshua Winchell, Designated Federal Officer and Coordinator
Wildlife and Hunting Heritage Conservation Council
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
(703) 358-2639
joshua_winchell@fws.gov