AL, FL, GA, LA, MS, TN
Mark joined the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation (CSF) States Program Team in August of 2020 as the Southeastern States Coordinator. As part of the States Program Team, Mark works with the legislative sportsmen’s caucuses under the National Assembly of Sportsmen’s Caucuses and members of the Governors Sportsmen’s Caucus in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Tennessee. Mark served as a Brad Rowse Policy Fellow for CSF during the summer of 2019.
Mark is a lifelong Mississippian who developed an early passion for wildlife conservation through hunting and fishing. Mark is working towards a Bachelor of Science in Wildlife, Fisheries, and Aquaculture from the College of Forest Resources at Mississippi State University and expects to graduate in November 2020. While in school, Mark was recognized by the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation as one of their Wildlife Leadership Award winners and was selected as a William A. Demmer Program Scholar, which is a Boone and Crockett Club University Program. Mark participated in numerous hunter outreach and youth engagement events while in school, and he also served as a Montgomery Leadership Program Fellow where he led community service projects on the Sam D. Hamilton Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge.
Mark enjoys many different types of outdoor recreation, particularly chasing turkeys in the spring.
Articles by Mark Lance
New Georgia Caucus Chair Steps Up to Lead for Outdoors, Sporting TraditionsMonday, January 18, 2021
CSF Supports Increased Access for Sportsmen and Women on Big Cypress National Preserve in FloridaMonday, December 21, 2020
FWC Commission Developing Rules for Establishing Restricted Hunting AreasMonday, November 9, 2020
Louisiana Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus Hosts Luncheon at Pentagon Barracks in Baton RougeMonday, October 26, 2020
Your opinion counts
Sportsmen and women have been on the receiving end of increased attention from the non-hunting public, criticizing the traditional “grip and grin” photos on various social media platforms. As a sportsman or sportswoman, what strategies have you utilized to address this negative feedback?Vote Here
- I don’t post “grip and grin” photos for that reason (34.48%)
- My social media is private to avoid unwanted comments (20.69%)
- I engage the individual in the comment section or in direct messages (3.45%)
- I post more “grip and grin” photos to prove a point (3.45%)
- When posting hunting or fishing photos I tell a narrative that focuses on aspects of hunting that the general public widely supports, such as the procurement of meat for family and friends (20.69%)
- I don’t engage those individuals (17.24%)