Harvest Information Program (HIP) Work Group

Committee Charge

In response to numerous challenges associated with Harvest Information Program data collection, sampling frames, and administration, in March 2016 the Bird Conservation Committee formed a Task Group with the following charge: Review current HIP procedures at both state and federal levels, specify objectives, and make recommendations to improve sample frames, modernize survey design, increase reliability of estimates, and control costs.

With AFWA’s acceptance of the Working Group’s draft report in September 2017 proposing a potential solution to improve HIP, the next phase of this Work Group’s charge will focus on overseeing the development and implementation of a pilot project to provide a proof of concept for a state-driven, nationally implemented system of migratory bird harvest data collection.

Minutes & Agendas

Contact Working Group Chair Ross Melinchuk for information about the agenda of the September 2018 meeting.


Committee Contact Information

Primary Contact
Dave Morrison
dave.morrison@tpwd.texas.gov

AFWA Staff Contact
Dr. Judith Scarl
jscarl@fishwildlife.org

Committee Chair
Ross Melinchuk, National Wild Turkey Federation
rmelinchuk@nwtf.net

Resources

Draft Harvest Information Program Recommendations Report