Keely Hopkins

Manager, Pacific States & Firearm Policy

Keely joined CSF in March of 2021 and serves as the Manager of Pacific States and Firearm Policy. Based out in the Northwest, Keely works closely with the state legislative and gubernatorial sportsmen’s caucus members in Alaska, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Oregon and Washington.

Keely is a licensed attorney in Oregon and earned her Juris Doctorate degree from Willamette University College of Law, with a focus in Government and Lawmaking. During law school, Keely performed upper-level research and writing on the effects of managing wildlife through ballot initiatives in the Pacific States. Prior to law school, Keely completed her Bachelor of Arts in Politics, Philosophy, and Economics from Eastern Oregon University. Before joining CSF, Keely served as the State Director for the National Rifle Association-Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA), where she directed all legislative and political activities in Alaska, Arizona, Idaho, Oregon and Washington. While at NRA, she also served as a Grassroots Field Coordinator, leading mobilization efforts in support of legislative activities and ballot initiative campaigns in Nevada, Oregon and Washington, and served as a Campaign Field Representative in Washington state. Currently, Keely serves as the Vice Chair of the National Horse and Burro Rangeland Management Coalition and is on the Board of Directors for the Oregon Sportsmen’s Conservation Partnership and Oregon Sportsmen’s Caucus Foundation.

Having grown up in the Pacific Northwest, Keely enjoys all things outdoors, including fishing and big game hunting. 

 

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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?

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