By John Culclasure, Central Appalachian States Manager
On October 21 – 24, Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation (CSF) Southeastern States Director Bee Frederick and Central Appalachian States Manager John Culclasure attended the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (SEAFWA) 72nd Annual Conference in Mobile, AL.
More than 500 students and representatives from state fish and wildlife agencies, conservation nonprofits, businesses, and state and federal government agencies from across the 15 states attended the conference to discuss conservation issues.
Conference attendees attended technical sessions and listened to presentations on issues and programs such as: exotic invasive species, including Asian carp and feral swine, hunter recruitment, retention and reactivation, chronic wasting disease, and at-risk species conservation on private working forests, among others. CSF’s Bee Frederick also attended the SEAFWA Wild Hog Working Group meeting to discuss the most recent developments with feral swine control.
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