DE, DC, MD, NJ, PA
After spending the summer of 2016 with CSF as a Brad Rowse Policy Fellow, Brett joined the team full-time as the Mid-Atlantic States Coordinator in 2018. As a member of the States Program Team, Brett works closely with state legislative sportsmen’s caucuses and members of the Governor’s Sportsmen’s Caucus throughout his region, which includes Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania.
Prior to starting his career with CSF, Brett earned a Bachelor’s degree in Wildlife Management from Eastern Kentucky University. He also holds a Master’s degree from Clemson University in Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management. While at Clemson, he was an instructor for undergraduate Shotgun Sports classes, helped the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) cultivate programs designed to teach college students the skills they need to begin hunting, and worked with the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) to develop guided hunting programs for Clemson students at NWTF’s Hunting Heritage Center.
Growing up in Kentucky, Brett typically spent the fall chasing White-tailed deer, the winter with his eyes on the horizon for waterfowl, the spring trying to call in turkeys, and the summer casting lines for farm pond bass and big Ohio River catfish. After moving to D.C. it didn’t take him long to start pulling fish out of the Potomac River and the Tidal Basin. As an avid sportsman himself, Brett is a dedicated advocate of the interests of sportsmen and women throughout the Mid-Atlantic region.
Articles by Brett Stayton
New Jersey: Caucus Members Speak out Against Governor’s Bear Hunting BanFriday, August 24, 2018
Mid-Atlantic: CSF Hosts Regional Policy Forum, Suppressor and Air Rifle DemonstrationFriday, August 17, 2018
Delaware: CSF Co-Sponsors Governor’s Sporting Clays Competition and Bill Signing CeremonyFriday, August 17, 2018
Delaware: Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus Continues Successful Track RecordFriday, July 13, 2018
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