Taylor Schmitz

Assistant Director, Federal Relations

Taylor joined the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation (CSF) in 2016 and currently serves as the Assistant Director, Federal Relations. Taylor has been with CSF since he graduated college in 2016 from Frostburg State University.

Prior to joining CSF, Taylor interned in the U.S. House of Representatives during the summer of 2015. At CSF, Taylor works directly with the Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus and the Administration to advance bipartisan, meaningful solutions to issues of importance to sportsmen and women. Taylor currently serves as the Secretary for the American Wildlife Conservation Partners (AWCP), is a member of the Mallows Bay-Potomac River National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council, and in 2020 was named to the “40 under 40” list by SHOT Business. Taylor also serves as a member of the Maryland Coldwater Fisheries Advisory Council to help provide guidance and advice on efforts to conserve his home streams and rivers.

A native of Carroll County, Maryland, Taylor enjoys recreational shooting, fishing, and hunting. Taylor particularly enjoys bow hunting for white-tailed deer, waterfowl hunting, and chasing turkeys in the spring time. 


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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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