Representing Kansas’s 116th District, Representative Kyle Hoffman was elected to the Kansas House of Representatives in 2010. In 2011, Representative Hoffman joined the Kansas Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus to protect and advance the sporting heritage of the men and women in Kansas. He currently serves as caucus co-chair as well as the Chair of the Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee.
Representative Hoffman’s voting record in the House shows his strong commitment to the hunting and fishing traditions of Kansans. He supported HCR 5008, a bill that provided for the right to hunt, fish, and harvest wildlife in Kansas’s constitution. Though hunting and fishing have long been a part of America’s heritage, anti-hunting organizations have recently questioned the inherent right to pursue and harvest wild game. In order to establish in perpetuity what has been assumed for centuries, many states have taken to constitutional amendments that guarantee their residents the right to hunt, fish, and harvest wildlife. In November of 2016 Kansas became the 21st state to enshrine these rights in the state’s constitution.
A business owner and Life Member of the NRA, Representative Hoffman lives with his family south of Coldwater, Kansas on their family farm.
The Sunflower State has more than 500,000 hunters and anglers who spent almost $20 million dollars on hunting licenses and $5 million dollars on fishing licenses in 2015 alone. These and other funds spent by sportsmen and women in Kansas support almost 10,000 jobs in the state.
Your opinion counts
Recently, numerous states have tried to pass legislation that would ban hunting contests. What is your personal view on hunting contests?
- I am fine with hunting contests and have participated in them. (35.29%)
- I support others’ ability to participate in them but I choose not to. (27.94%)
- I support hunting contests, but believe the regulations governing the contests should be updated to ensure that all contest promoters work with tanneries to make use of the animals harvested. (14.71%)
- I am against hunting contests. (20.59%)
- I am unsure. (1.47%)