Senator Scott Hammond was elected to represent District 18 in the Nevada State Senate in 2012 after serving one term in the Nevada State Assembly. He has served as Co-Chair of the Nevada Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus since its inception in 2012.
As an Alaska Native and avid outdoorsman, Senator Hammond enjoys hiking and camping with his four children. He has been actively involved with his local chapter of Boy Scouts of America which works to educate young men about outdoor recreational activities, life skills and conservation. He believes it is critical to the future of these activities that the next generation learns how to be stewards of the land.
As Co-Majority Whip in the Nevada Senate, Senator Hammond has been instrumental in the introduction and passage of multiple pieces of pro-sportsmen legislation. He recently sponsored Senate Joint Resolution 11, which, if ratified by Nevada voters via ballot measure, will amend the Nevada Constitution to ensure the right to hunt, trap and fish in the Silver State for generations to come. This resolution states that hunting, trapping and fishing are integral components of effective wildlife management in Nevada.
A strong supporter of Second Amendment rights, Senator Hammond has a lifetime rating of 92% from the National Rifle Association.
Senator Hammond and the Nevada Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus serve as a voice for the 163,000 hunters and anglers residing in the Silver State. Formed in 2012, the Caucus works to ensure that current and future Nevadans will continue to have opportunities to hunt, fish, shoot, and trap. Hunters and anglers play a pivotal role in the state’s economy, contributing $409 million annually and supporting over 5,000 jobs statewide.
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- Lack of access to hunting areas (18.13%)
- Lack of a mentor or instructor to take them (26.32%)
- Age limit restrictions on when they can purchase a license (1.17%)
- Lack of time or competing interests (16.37%)
- Technology (social media, phones, computers) (16.96%)
- Perceived negative public or peer-group opinions (21.05%)