Robert Matthews

Senior Coordinator, Upper Midwestern States

Bob joined CSF in May 2022 and serves as the Senior Coordinator of Upper Midwestern States. Bob works closely with the state legislative sportsmen’s caucuses under the National Assembly of Sportsmen’s Caucuses and members of the Governor’s Sportsmen’s Caucus in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.  

Bob earned his Juris Doctorate degree from Michigan State University College of Law, where his studies focused on Conservation and Wildlife law. During law school, Bob wrote several articles regarding impacts of federal energy development on wildlife. Before attending law school, Bob earned a B.S. in Political Science with a focus on Public Policy from Arizona State University. Prior to joining CSF, Bob clerked at two general practice law firms and interned with Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission, working on both litigation and conservation policy, and served as a Page in the United States Senate.  

Bob’s favorite fishing spot is Baseline Lake in Allegan, Michigan, and he likes to camp Michigan’s Upper Peninsula with his fiancé Ally and their dog Ivy.  


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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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