Congressman Gene Green has been an active member of the Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus since the 105th Congress, joining a few short years after taking office in 1992. He proudly represents the 29th Congressional District of Texas, which includes parts of North Houston and East Harris County.
Back home in Texas, Congressman Green enjoys hunting different kinds of game, especially dove and deer. He went on his first hunting trip in the early 1970’s with his father-in-law, and ever since has been an avid hunter.
During the 113th Congress, Congressman Green supported the Sportsmen’s Heritage and Recreational Enhancement (SHARE) Act, which includes 11 pro-sportsmen provisions, protecting and advancing our angling and hunting traditions. This legislation was passed out of the House of Representatives in February 2014 with bipartisan support.
“I’m proud to be a member of the Sportsmen’s Caucus which does important work to protect America’s public lands and parks, and our sporting heritage,” Congressman Green said. “Sportsmen and women contribute billions of dollars to the U.S. economy, support thousands of jobs, and enrich our culture. I look forward to working with my colleagues on the Caucus and the Sportsmen’s Foundation in the 114th Congress.”
Texas is home to over 2.7 million hunters and anglers, making it the second biggest state for sportsmen and women in the nation. In 2011 alone, Texan sportsmen and women spent $4.1 billion on hunting and fishing and generated $450 million in state and local taxes.
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- Lack of access to hunting areas (27.27%)
- Lack of a mentor or instructor to take them (21.21%)
- Age limit restrictions on when they can purchase a license (1.52%)
- Lack of time or competing interests (19.70%)
- Technology (social media, phones, computers) (12.12%)
- Perceived negative public or peer-group opinions (18.18%)