Idaho: Sportsmen’s Caucus Holds Kickoff Breakfast

By Zach Widner, Northwest States Senior Manager

On January 24, Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation (CSF) Northwest States Senior Manager Zach Widner joined the Idaho Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus, a bipartisan and bicameral group of sportsmen-legislators, for its annual kick-off breakfast in Boise with the Idaho Sportsmen’s Alliance.

The Idaho Sportsmen’s Caucus Co-Chairs Senator Lee Heider and Representative Sally Toone addressed attendees and reaffirmed their commitment to working for Idaho’s sportsmen and women. Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation’s (CSF) Zach Widner discussed the history of the Idaho Sportsmen’s Caucus and the purpose and function of the National Assembly of Sportsmen’s Caucuses. Idaho sportsmen and women also contribute more than $57 million to conservation funding each year.

Attendees received brief remarks from ISA President Larry Fry and Executive Director Benn Brocksome, who discussed ISA’s role as a voice on sportsmen’s policy issues. Director Ed Schriever and staff from the Idaho Department of Fish and Game as well as members of the Idaho Fish and Game Commission also attended.

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