AL, FL, GA, LA, MS, SC
Clay joined the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation (CSF) in March of 2020 and serves as the Southeastern States Coordinator. In this role, he works with the state legislative sportsmen’s caucuses under the National Assembly of Sportsmen’s Caucuses and members of the Governors Sportsmen’s Caucus in the region.
Prior to joining CSF, Clay worked in the U.S. House of Representatives for Representative Trey Gowdy. Clay also worked as a Policy Correspondent in the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Corporate Financial Management from Clemson University.
Clay was born and raised in Spartanburg, SC and is an avid hunter and angler. He enjoys hunting deer, waterfowl, and turkey as well as fishing offshore and fly fishing for trout. In addition, he spends his time watching the Clemson Tigers and NASCAR.
Articles by Clay Chester
Southeast: State and Federal COVID Restrictions Begin to EaseTuesday, May 26, 2020
Louisiana: Commission Sets Red Snapper Season and Moves Forward with Regulation ProposalsMonday, May 18, 2020
Southeast: States Provide Hunter Education Course Options and Ease Restrictions during COVID-19 PandemicMonday, April 27, 2020
Mississippi: Sportsmen’s Legislative Updates Amidst COVID-19Monday, April 20, 2020
Florida: 2020 Legislative UpdatesMonday, April 6, 2020
Mississippi: Caucus Hosts 12th Annual Fish FryMonday, March 9, 2020
Your opinion counts
A key component of the American System of Conservation Funding, the Pittman- Robertson Act directs excise taxes on firearms, ammo, and archery equipment to wildlife conservation. Since its inception in 1937 the Act has generated more than $12 billion towards conservation. However, there has been a loss of 5 million hunters in the past decade. One proposed solution to help fund conservation is to dedicate lottery proceeds for conservation purposes. Would you support this effort in your state?Vote Here
- Yes. (78.57%)
- No, only sportsmen and women should fund conservation. (14.29%)
- No, I support alternative funding mechanisms, but not lottery funds. (0.00%)
- Unsure. (7.14%)