Hunting, Trapping, and Conservation Working Group


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Welcome to the Hunting, Trapping, and Conservation Working Group of The Wildlife Society

The HTCWG promotes exploring issues associated with hunting and trapping relative to conservation and management of wildlife resources. To accomplish this, the Working Group serves as a forum for the study and transfer of information on this subject matter. The Working Group advocates science-based decisions regarding hunting and trapping and aims to increase awareness of hunting and trapping as a critical component of conservation. In doing this, the Working Group hopes to foster communication among TWS members about hunting and trapping issues, improve knowledge and technical capabilities of TWS members relative to hunting and trapping and promote science-based hunting and trapping outside TWS.


HTCWG 2018 Annual Meeting
The HTCWG 2018 Annual Meeting will take place at The Wildlife Society’s Annual Conference in Cleveland, Ohio on Tuesday, October 9 from 3:20 to 5:00 pm in HCCC, Room 1.

TWS Conference Workshop
Hunting 101: Certified hunter education course and orientation to hunting opportunities
Sunday, October 7, 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio
More details here

The Summer 2018 newsletter is now available!

Hunting and Shooting Mentor Program
To enroll as a hunting and shooting mentor please click here.