Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation (CSF) Senior Director of Northeastern States Brent Miller has been appointed to serve on the National Wildlife Services Advisory Committee (NWSAC) for a two-year term.
NWSAC is a Federal Advisory Committee that provides advice and guidance to the United States Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) on the activities of the Wildlife Services (WS) program.
Through Miller’s appointment, CSF will have a participating role within the Committee, which is comprised of a diverse group of stakeholders who will provide input to the Secretary of Agriculture on policy, needed resources, and impacts of decisions made by the WS program. During his term, Miller will ensure that the sportsmen’s voice is heard on decisions related to agriculture, wildlife management, animal welfare, public health and safety issues, among others.
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- Improve hunter and target shooter involvement in regulatory and legislative processes. (13.89%)
- Enact or expand temporary hunter education deferral programs (apprentice license programs, multiyear options, programs for all first-time hunters regardless of age, and programs promoting hunting of multiple game species). (12.50%)
- Offer shooting sports and hunter education as school activities and recreation programs. (59.72%)
- Link existing programming into family-oriented organizations (such as churches and home-school groups) where participants will have the social support to continue. (13.89%)