The Wildlife Management Institute (WMI) is working with a number of states, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), and automated licensing system providers to improve the Harvest Information Program (HIP). Data gathered from migratory bird hunters through the HIP is used to refine estimates of hunter effort and harvest of ducks, geese, doves, and other migratory birds. These estimates are crucial to setting hunting regulations. State wildlife agencies and the FWS recommended eliminating third-party data entry, typically done by license vendors, to improve the quality of HIP data. With support from a Multi-State Conservation Grant, WMI launched a pilot project in 2019 to modify HIP data entry in several states. WMI project leader, Brad Bortner, recently reported that Louisiana implemented changes to require each migratory bird hunter to enter their own harvest data for the 2020 hunting season. Bortner added that five other states will make similar changes in 2021 and three more are considering joining the effort in 2022. The long-term goal is to have hunters in all 49 states that participate in the HIP enter their own data.