EXECUTIVE
ORDER
EO 13443
Effective Date: August 20, 2007

Responsible Office: Office of Internal Controls and Management Systems
Subject: Facilitation of Hunting Heritage and Wildlife Conservation

Facilitation of Hunting Heritage and Wildlife 
                Conservation

                By the authority vested in me as President by the 
                Constitution and the laws of the United States of 
                America, it is hereby ordered as follows:

                Section 1. Purpose. The purpose of this order is to 
                direct Federal agencies that have programs and 
                activities that have a measurable effect on public land 
                management, outdoor recreation, and wildlife 
                management, including the Department of the Interior 
                and the Department of Agriculture, to facilitate the 
                expansion and enhancement of hunting opportunities and 
                the management of game species and their habitat.

                Sec. 2. Federal Activities. Federal agencies shall, 
                consistent with agency missions:

                (a) Evaluate the effect of agency actions on trends in 
                hunting participation and, where appropriate to address 
                declining trends, implement actions that expand and 
                enhance hunting opportunities for the public;

                (b) Consider the economic and recreational values of 
                hunting in agency actions, as appropriate;

                (c) Manage wildlife and wildlife habitats on public 
                lands in a manner that expands and enhances hunting 
                opportunities, including through the use of hunting in 
                wildlife management planning;

                (d) Work collaboratively with State governments to 
                manage and conserve game species and their habitats in 
                a manner that respects private property rights and 
                State management authority over wildlife resources;

                (e) Establish short and long term goals, in cooperation 
                with State and tribal governments, and consistent with 
                agency missions, to foster healthy and productive 
                populations of game species and appropriate 
                opportunities for the public to hunt those species;

                (f) Ensure that agency plans and actions consider 
                programs and recommendations of comprehensive planning 
                efforts such as State Wildlife Action Plans, the North 
                American Waterfowl Management Plan, and other range-
                wide management plans for big game and upland game 
                birds;

                (g) Seek the advice of State and tribal fish and 
                wildlife agencies, and, as appropriate, consult with 
                the Sporting Conservation Council and other 
                organizations, with respect to the foregoing Federal 
                activities.

                Sec. 3. North American Wildlife Policy Conference. The 
                Chairman of the Council on Environmental Quality 
                (Chairman) shall, in coordination with the appropriate 
                Federal agencies and in consultation with the Sporting 
                Conservation Council and in cooperation with State and 
                tribal fish and wildlife agencies and the public, 
                convene not later than 1 year after the date of this 
                order, and periodically thereafter at such times as the 
                Chairman deems appropriate, a White House Conference on 
                North American Wildlife Policy (Conference) to 
                facilitate the exchange of information and advice 
                relating to the means for achieving the goals of this 
                order.

                Sec. 4. Recreational Hunting and Wildlife Resource 
                Conservation Plan. The Chairman shall prepare, 
                consistent with applicable law and subject to the 
                availability of appropriations, in coordination with 
                the appropriate Federal agencies and in consultation 
                with the Sporting Conservation Council, and in 
                cooperation with State and tribal fish and wildlife 
                agencies, not later

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                than 1 year following the conclusion of the Conference, 
                a comprehensive Recreational Hunting and Wildlife 
                Conservation Plan that incorporates existing and 
                ongoing activities and sets forth a 10-year agenda for 
                fulfilling the actions identified in section 2 of this 
                order.

                Sec. 5. Judicial Review. This order is not intended to, 
                and does not, create any right, benefit, trust 
                responsibility, or privilege, substantive or 
                procedural, enforceable at law or in equity by any 
                party against the United States, its departments, 
                agencies, instrumentalities, or entities, its officers 
                or employees, or any other person. 
                
                
                    President, George Bush

                THE WHITE HOUSE,

                    August 16, 2007.
		

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