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Wildlife & Hunting Heritage Conservation Council taking public testimony

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The Wildlife & Hunting Heritage Conservation Council has slated its next meeting for Wednesday, Jan.29 and Thursday Jan. 30. The council meets from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST both days.

The meeting was announced on Thursday, Dec. 5. The public may attend but must preregister by Jan. 20. For details, see http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-12-05/html/2013-29002.htm.

The meeting takes place in Room 104A, USDA Whitten Building, 12th Street and Jefferson Drive SW., Washington DC 20250.

The council provides advice to the Department of the Interior on policies and working with interested groups concerning improving recreational hunting opportunities and preserving wildlife.

On the council's docket:

1. The Recreational Hunting & Wildlife Resource Conservation Plan -- A Ten-Year Plan for Implementation
2. The Farm Bill
3. Funding for public and private lands conservation.

Other topics may also come up.

The public is also invited to submit written information. The council will take public testimony for half an hour for preregistered speakers, with no on allotted more than two minutes.

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