California Hunting And Conservation Coalition

The California Rifle and Pistol Association is proud to be a founding member of the California Hunting and Conservation Coalition.

Background

Early 1900’s – California Department of Fish and Game (Now Fish and Wildlife) adopted scientific fish and game management to maintain sustainable wildlife populations for the future. This successful hunting model prevented devastating overpopulations and funded itself through the collection of license and tag revenues. This hunter-based approach has worked for over 100 years.

2000 – The Al Taucher Advisory Committee was formed to advise the Department of Fish and Game to review federal, state, and local plans, and proposed projects to determine their consistency with Commission policy. And for the last 12 years the primary purpose of this committee was to prevent the Commission from allowing any loss of hunting or fishing opportunities in the state.

2013 – The Al Taucher Advisory Committee is replaced with the Wildlife Resource Committee (WRC). This new structure provided a voice for those opposed to hunting and fishing.

In response to the WRC there were two organizations that attempted to bring forward a coalition of pro-hunting and fishing Non-Governmental Organizations. They were the now defunct Hunter’s Rights Task Force and the Al Taucher Conservation Coalition.

2016 – The CRPA, Gaines and Associates along with other NGO’s came together to form the California Hunting and Conservation Coalition that works with both the California Game Commission and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife on regulatory matters, R3 (Recruit, Retain, Reactivate) efforts in the hunting and fishing communities and other opportunities to promote the future of these traditional activities in innovative ways for future generations.

California Hunting And Conservation Coalition Members

American Preservation Dog Registry
Backcountry Hunters and Anglers.
California Bowman Hunters
California Chapter of the Wild Sheep Foundation
California Deer Association
California Department of Fish and Wildlife
California Fish and Game Commission
California Hawking Club
California Houndsmen for Hunting
California Rifle and Pistol Association
California State archery Association
California Waterfowl Association
Congressional Sportsmen Association
Ducks Unlimited
Gaines & Associates
Mendocino Blacktail Deer Association
Mule Deer Foundation
National Rifle Association
National Wild Turkey Federation
Pacific Coast Hunter Education Association
PacWest
Pheasants Forever
Quail and Upland Wildlife Federation
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation
San Diego Wildlife Federation
Southern California Hunter Education Association