November 14, 2013

House Committee Approves Bill to Permanently Establish WHHCC

On October 30, the House Natural Resources Committee voted to advance H.R. 2799, legislation to authorize the Wildlife and Hunting Heritage Conservation Council (WHHCC). 

Introduced by the bipartisan leadership of the Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus (CSC), HR 2799 would permanently establish the WHHCC to advise the Department of the Interior and Department of Agriculture on wildlife and habitat conservation, hunting and recreational shooting.

CSC Co-Chairs, Representatives Bob Latta and Bennie Thompson and Vice-Chairs, Representatives Rob Wittman and Tim Walz introduced the legislation to ensure the hunting and recreational shooting communities a place at the table when these key federal agencies make policy decisions on issues important to sportsmen and women.

Studies conducted at both the state and federal level have found that the number of hunters and trappers have been on a generally declining trend over the past several decades. To increase recruitment, retention, and reactivation (R3) of hunters and trappers, which initiative do you think would have the greatest impact?

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