Save the Date!

Sunday, October 27 - Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Hilton Head, South Carolina

The Annual Conference of the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies is a forum for the exchange of ideas and critical information regarding the management and protection of fish and wildlife resources primarily in the southeast. The conference attracts over 500 representatives from state and federal agencies, citizen’s organizations, universities, and private wildlife research groups, fisheries and wildlife scientists, agency enforcement personnel, and other natural resource related organizations.

Hosted by South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, the 73rd Annual Conference will be held at the Hilton Head Marriott Resort in Hilton Head, South Carolina. 

Conference Theme: Building On A Legacy

Conference Updates

LODGING UPDATE AS OF SEPTEMBER 9: The Marriott Hilton Head Resort has availability for SEAFWA attendees Sunday, October 27 through Wednesday, October 30, but they are SOLD OUT on Saturday October 26th. If you need to arrive on Saturday, or if the hotel becomes sold out on other dates, the following hotels are close by (please note: we are NOT holding room blocks at these hotels):

  • Sonesta Resort Hilton Head: 843-842-2400 located at 130 Shipyard Dr. Hilton Head SC 29928
  • Holiday Inn Express 843-842-6662, located at 2 Tanglewood Lane, Hilton Head, SC 29928
  • Best Western Ocean Breezes: 843-715-4116, located at 11 Lemoyne Ave. Hilton Head SC 29928

Attendee registration is open! Sign up early and save. View pricing and options

The schedule of technical sessions and their abstracts are now available to review onlineSix special symposia will be included as part of the technical program at the 2019 SEAFWA Annual Conference; they will run concurrently with other technical sessions. Read their overviews.
Download the conference app! Download “Attendify” from the app store, then search within the app for “SEAFWA”. To access the program details, click on “73rd Annual SEAFWA Conference”, and then “Join”. Please note: event information is being added to the app as the Conference nears. Plenary presenter bios, the technical schedule, an interactive hotel floor plan, sponsor directory, and more will be added soon.
Related meeting requests are now being accepted. Deadline to submit: September 6. Learn more.
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Platinum Level Sponsors

hampton wildlife fund

Gold Level Sponsors

USFWS  Georgia Power



 NIC Outdoor Recreation

pioneer boats

Directors' Retreat Sponsor

Brandt Information Services 

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Meal & Special Event Sponsors

National Shooting Sports Foundation  Miller Net Company  Ducks Unlimited  National Wild Turkey Federation

Brandt Information Services  Johnson Mirmiran & Thompson Inc.

Sovereign Sportsman Solutions  B.A.S.S. Conservation  Department of Forestry & Environmental Conservation, Clemson University

Southern Division of the American Fisheries SocietyCoast Machinery, LLC  National Shooting Sports Foundation Green Pond Landing & Event Center

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Silver Level Sponsor

  Swarovski Optik Nemours Wildlife Foundation Archery Trade Association

USDA Forest Service   NASP 


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Bronze Level Sponsors

Bass Pro Shops  Ducks Unlimited  National Wild Turkey Federation  RMEF

Sarge Knives  Heybo Outdoors North American Rescue

Quail Forever  The Barn Group Land Trust   The Wildlife Society 

International Wildlife Crimestoppers, Inc.  Timmons Group

Blanchard Machinery Visit Anderson

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Signage Sponsor

Voss Signs