Meet our sponsors!

Find out more about the products, services and efforts TWS’ conference sponsors have to offer

The Wildlife Society’s Annual Conference would not be possible without the support of our sponsors and year-round partners. We’d like to thank our sponsors listed below. Please take a moment to check out all of our sponsors here, and be sure to visit them during the conference to learn about their products, services and efforts!



BassPro is North America’s premier outdoor and conservation company. Inspiring everyone to enjoy, love and conserve the great outdoors.

Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute

The Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute at Texas A&M University-Kingsville is the leading wildlife research organization in Texas and one of the finest in the nation. Established in 1981 by a grant from the Caesar Kleberg Foundation for Wildlife Conservation, the Institute operates as a nonprofit organization and depends financially upon private contributions and faculty grantsmanship. Our mission is to provide science-based information for enhancing the conservation and management of Texas wildlife.


Backcountry Hunters & Anglers

As the voice for our wild public lands, waters and wildlife, BHA seeks to ensure North America’s outdoor heritage of hunting and fishing in a natural setting through education and work on behalf of fish, wildlife and wild places. We prioritize three key issues: access and opportunity, public lands and waters, and fair chase. The ways in which we address these spans from local, boots-on-the-ground projects to legislative advocacy at the state and federal levels. We represent the challenge, solitude and adventure that only wild places can provide.

Bureau of Land Management

The Bureau of Land Management’s mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. The BLM administers nearly 250 million acres of public lands in the United States, constituting one-eighth of the landmass of the country. As a partner of TWS, the BLM supports providing career information and opportunities through TWS’ website and annual conference, alongside support for TWS’ publications and communication channels.

Camp Fire Conservation Fund

The Fund is a membership organization dedicated to inform both the general public and governmental agencies regarding intelligent use of what remains of our natural resources.  We believe that our resources should be enjoyed, perpetuated, and improved, not squandered.

Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA)

The Tennessee Valley Authority, or TVA, is the largest public power company in the U.S. and is a federally owned electric utility corporation.

U.S. Forest Service

The USFS manages and protects our nation’s 154 national forests and 20 grasslands in 44 states and Puerto Rico to meet the needs of present and future generations. As a TWS Partner, USFS leads the support of Native American students pursuing wildlife management careers through sponsored summer research internships. The Forest Service also supports special events such as the Student-Professional Networking Event and “Careers with the U.S. Forest Service” at our Annual Conference.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service works to conserve, protect and enhance fish, wildlife, and plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people. This is accomplished through the dedicated efforts of more than 8,000 FWS employees. Half of those employees are trained scientists and many are fish and wildlife biologists and managers. Through a cooperative relationship, TWS and FWS seek to further efforts to promote scientific excellence and support professional development of wildlife biologists and managers.

USDA APHIS Wildlife Services

The mission of USDA APHIS Wildlife Services is to provide Federal leadership and expertise to resolve wildlife conflicts to allow people and wildlife to coexist.

U.S. Geological Survey

The USGS serves as the biological research arm of the U.S. Department of the Interior and provides science to help achieve sustainable management and conservation of biological resources. The Ecosystems Mission Area includes programs like the Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Units, Climate Adaptation Science Centers, and research programs on species management, invasive species, biological threats, and others.

Wild Sheep Foundation / Women Hunt

The Wild Sheep Foundation (WSF) works to “Put and Keep Wild Sheep on the Mountain” and the Women Hunt Program within WSF engages and helps more women cross barriers on their journey into fields and the mountains.


Boone and Crockett Club

It is the mission of the Boone and Crockett Club to promote the conservation and management of wildlife, especially big game, and its habitat, to preserve and encourage hunting and to maintain the highest ethical standards of fair chase and sportsmanship in North America.


Bowman is passionate about finding the best solutions for our clients, and strives to provide innovative answers to their environmental needs. Our licensed professional staff includes:

Professional Wetland Delineators
Qualified Environmental Professionals
Certified Wildlife Biologists
Certified Arborists
LEED® Accredited Professionals

Cellular Tracking Technologies LLC

Cellular Tracking Technologies (CTT) is a global leader in wildlife telemetry and IoT solutions with headquarters in Cape May, NJ.

Conservation Nation

Conservation Nation is dedicated to diversifying the conservation movement by funding and supporting wildlife conservationists from underrepresented communities while educating and inspiring the next inclusive generation of wildlife champions and future leaders.​

Dallas Safari Club

A member of International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), DSC is a mission-focused conservation organization, funded by hunters from around the world.

Department of Fish and Wildlife Conservation, Virginia Tech

Significantly contributing to fish and wildlife resource conservation and management at state, national, and international levels through integrated programs in research, teaching, and engagement.

Ducks Unlimited

Ducks Unlimited is the world’s leader in wetlands and waterfowl conservation. Its mission is to conserve, restore, and manage wetlands and associated habitats for North America’s waterfowl. The Wildlife Society’s partnership with DU builds a stronger network of wildlife professionals and conservationists with far-reaching benefits. Together, TWS and DU intend to advance common policy goals; share and disseminate science and best management practices; address recruitment and retention issues; reinforce the value of professional certification; and more.

East Foundation

The East Foundation is an Agricultural Research Organization that promotes the advancement of land stewardship through ranching, science, and education. Our land, spanning over 217,000 acres of south Texas native rangeland, is managed as a working laboratory with cattle ranching as an integral part of the overall operation.

Johns Hopkins University Press

With critically acclaimed titles in health and wellness, public health, science, higher education, and across the humanities, Hopkins Press publishes 150 new books each year and maintains a backlist in excess of 3,000 titles. We connect authors to scholars, researchers, educators, policymakers, and curious readers across the globe.

Kentucky Dept. of Fish and Wildlife Resources

KY Dept. of Fish and Wildlife – Hunting, Fishing license and permits.

Missouri Department of Conservation

We protect and manage the fish, forest, and wildlife of the state. We facilitate and provide opportunity for all citizens to use, enjoy, and learn about these resources.

National Wild Turkey Federation

Since its inception in 1973, the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) has provided the foundation for wild turkey conservation throughout North America. From the first research project funded in the 1970s, to the multi-million acre restoration initiatives going on today and everywhere in between, conserving the wild turkey and preserving our hunting heritage has always been — and always will be—the backbone of the NWTF. The NWTF also supports science-based conservation and management, education, and sound policy—a mission that shares considerable overlap with that of The Wildlife Society.

Texas Parks & Wildlife Department

To manage and conserve the natural and cultural resources of Texas and to provide hunting, fishing and outdoor recreation opportunities for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.

University of Montana

University of Montana’s Wildlife Biology Program optimally prepares students for careers in wildlife conservation and management while working with partners to address our most pressing wildlife resource challenges through research. The Wildlife Biology Program is comprised of 26 faculty, a dozen post-doctoral researchers and research scientists, 70 graduate students, and 340 undergraduate students. Come be part of something special!


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Header Image: The Big Four Bridge across the Ohio River between Louisville, Kentucky and Jeffersonville, Indiana. Credit: Leonid Andronov