First elected to the Wisconsin State Assembly in 2008, Representative Nick Milroy currently serves the state’s 73rd Assembly District. In 2015, he joined fellow sportsmen serving in the state legislature to form the Wisconsin Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus. As a Co-Chair, Representative Milroy works to protect and promote the interests of Wisconsin’s sportsmen and women in the capitol.
Representative Milroy previously worked as a fisheries biologist for state, federal, and tribal agencies. In this capacity, he worked closely with a number of stakeholders in Wisconsin’s conservation community. Representative Milroy has also taught biology at the University of Wisconsin- Eau Claire, which provides him with an educated perspective on conservation and wildlife policy issues.
In 2015, Representative Milroy introduced AJR 28, a joint resolution commemorating Wisconsin’s sportsmen and women. The bill specifically recognizes the “user-pays, public-benefits” component of the American System of Conservation Funding – a system that puts dollars spent by hunters and anglers back into wildlife management efforts, which benefits public users of our natural resources. The resolution recognizes the state’s sportsmen and women and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources for their leading role in enhancing, preserving, and protecting wildlife populations and habitat.
Additionally in 2015, Milroy sponsored AB 107 that was signed into law and allows sportsmen and women to donate wild turkey meat to state wild game meat donation programs to help those in need of food assistance and allows wild game meat processing facilities to receive state reimbursement for the cost of processing these animals.
Wisconsin boasts more than 1.5 million hunters and anglers statewide. Representative Milroy continues to serve as a voice for Wisconsin’s sportsmen and women whom annually contribute over $4.03 billion to the state economy and support nearly 56,000 jobs.
Rep. Milroy with a huge muskellunge!
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Recently, Virginia has proposed legislation that would make the punishment for poaching, in their state, a 1-5 year prison sentence through HB-449. Poaching undermines the social acceptance of hunters, jobs, recreation, local and state economies, and conservation efforts. How should poachers be punished?Vote Here
- By sentencing them to jail time. (33.33%)
- By giving them a cash fine. (18.18%)
- By banning their hunting and fishing privileges and their ability to buy the necessary licenses. (12.12%)
- By putting them on a probation period. (0.00%)
- There should be some discretion in the penalties depending on the motivations for the poaching incident. (36.36%)