Joe joined the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation (CSF) in May of 2022 as the New England States Coordinator. As a part of the States Program Team, Joe works closely with the legislative sportsmen’s caucuses in the National Assembly of Sportsmen’s Caucuses and members of the Governors Sportsmen’s Caucus in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont. Joe also spent the spring of 2022 with CSF as a Brad Rowse Policy Intern in the D.C. office.
Joe graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in May of 2022 with Bachelor of Science in conservation biology and political science. While earning his degrees, Joe worked on a number of research projects dealing with conservation issues such as invasive species management and several other topics such as air quality control and energy policy. He also spent a semester interning with a Wisconsin lobbying firm where he worked closely with state and local officials on a wide range of policy topics and media monitoring.
Born and raised in Wisconsin, Joe has spent many weekends fishing for bass, crappie, and walleye and loves to spend time on the water. He is a passionate outdoorsman and also enjoys hiking, camping, and bird watching.
Articles by Joseph Bachar
CSF and Vermont Sportsmen’s Caucus Weigh-In on Timber Harvest ProjectTuesday, September 6, 2022
Range Day: CSF Welcomes Legislators, Partners, and State Fish and Wildlife Agency Personnel to Sig Sauer Academy for Suppressor DemonstrationMonday, August 22, 2022
A Look Back at Massachusetts’ Legislative Session: Sportsmen’s Issues in the SpotlightMonday, August 8, 2022
Intrusive Kennel Bill Passes Massachusetts SenateMonday, July 25, 2022
Sportsmen Policies Take Center Stage in the Pine Tree StateTuesday, July 5, 2022
Massachusetts Municipalities to Potentially Limit Number of Dogs OwnedMonday, June 13, 2022
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Studies conducted at both the state and federal level have found that the number of hunters and trappers have been on a generally declining trend over the past several decades. To increase recruitment, retention, and reactivation (R3) of hunters and trappers, which initiative do you think would have the greatest impact?Vote Here
- Increase the number of states with discounted license tailored to specific groups. (5.50%)
- Increase access to public lands. (25.17%)
- Provide more information for new participants. (4.07%)
- Provide hands on opportunities to improve skills and knowledge. (13.23%)
- Engage youth through hunter and conservation programs in schools. (43.01%)
- I feel we have enough sportsmen and women and do not believe R3 programs are necessary. (9.02%)