Contacts: Aoibheann Cline, Western States Coordinator; John Culclasure, Central Appalachian States Manager; Joe Mullin, New England States Coordinator
During the week of August 5, the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation (CSF) hosted a booth at the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) Annual Summit in Nashville, Tennessee.
CSF staff and National Assembly of Sportsmen’s Caucuses (NASC) Executive Council members interacted with state legislators, legislative staffers, and various policy professionals from across the country to promote NASC and educate attendees about the importance of economic and conservation funding provided by sportsmen and women.
NASC Executive Council members Senator Mike Bell (TN), Representative Bill Rehm (NM), and Senator Robin Webb (KY) joined CSF staff to discuss the benefits of the NASC program and encouraging legislators to join their respective state legislative sportsmen’s caucuses.
Sen. Webb said, “It was a privilege promoting the NASC network and the importance of state legislators working together to protect sporting traditions and support our country’s sportsmen and women.”
CSF’s Western States Coordinator Aoibheann Cline, Appalachian States Manager John Culclasure, and New England States Coordinator Joseph Mullin represented CSF at the NCSL Annual Summit.
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- Improve hunter and target shooter involvement in regulatory and legislative processes. (13.75%)
- 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). (11.25%)
- Offer shooting sports and hunter education as school activities and recreation programs. (61.25%)
- Link existing programming into family-oriented organizations (such as churches and home-school groups) where participants will have the social support to continue. (13.75%)