Keely joined CSF in March of 2021 and serves as the Pacific States Assistant Manager. Based out of Oregon, Keely works closely with the state legislative and gubernatorial sportsmen’s caucus members in Alaska, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Oregon and Washington.
Keely 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.
Having grown up in the Pacific Northwest, Keely enjoys all things outdoors, including big game hunting, fishing, and spending weekends at the coast crabbing and clam digging.
Articles by Keely Hopkins
Nevada’s Wild Horses, Wildlife and Wildlands in JeopardyMonday, April 19, 2021
California Tax Bill Takes Aim at Recreational Shooters and HuntersMonday, April 12, 2021
Coyote Calling Contests in the Crosshairs in NevadaMonday, April 5, 2021
All Bark No Bite: Nevada Commission Denies Petition to Ban Hunting Bears with DogsMonday, March 29, 2021
Your opinion counts
Recently, two Montana state representatives have proposed more aggressive legislation addressing the state's gray wolf population. These bills range from the addition of a wolf tag into big game combination tags, to year-round sanctioned harvest without a license, use of snare traps, and private reimbursement of wolf harvest. Currently, the wolf population in Montana sits at 850 wolves, which is 700 over the state’s minimum recovery goal of 150 wolves. Which of the below options for wolf management do you support? (Select all that apply)Vote Here
- Regulated hunting under the management of the state fish and wildlife agency during a specific season (22.92%)
- Year-round hunting of wolves without a license (14.58%)
- The use of snares (trapping) without hunting allowances (2.08%)
- A combination of hunting and trapping during specific seasons regulated by the fish and wildlife agency (37.50%)
- The establishment of a bounty program to incentivize harvest during specific seasons (2.08%)
- Other (0.00%)
- I do not support the take of wolves (20.83%)