U.S. Senator Deb Fischer has been a member of the Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus (CSC) since her election to the U.S. Senate in 2013. She currently serves as the CSC vice-chair.
A lifelong Nebraskan, Senator Fischer is committed to enhancing sporting and recreational activities both in Nebraska and across the country. As a member of the Senate Environment & Public Works Committee, Senator Fischer is focused on responsible, science-based environmental stewardship that ensures our resources are managed for multiple purposes and with local input. She has fought misguided regulatory overreach that would impede state and local control over land, infringe on private property rights, and unfairly dictate the best use of our natural resources.
“Outdoor recreation is an important part of the Nebraska way of life. I am grateful for the opportunity to work with my colleagues in the Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus to promote our country's strong hunting, fishing, and conservation heritage. I will continue to work on policies that allow Americans to enjoy the great outdoors and appreciate our nation’s abundant natural beauty.”
During her time in the Nebraska Unicameral, Senator Fischer served on the Natural Resources Committee. Through the committee, she championed legislation to establish an apprentice hunter education exemption that would allow young Nebraskans to hunt with a licensed adult. This program now encourages young people to learn more about hunting, and gauges their interest before larger investments are made.
Senator Fischer and her husband, Bruce, have been married for over 40 years and own a ranching business near Valentine, Nebraska. They have three sons and three grandchildren.
Senator Fischer pheasant hunting at the Werner Valley Shooting Fields Lodge in Valley, Nebraska
Your opinion counts
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. (3.27%)
- Increase access to public lands. (26.12%)
- Provide more information for new participants. (2.86%)
- Provide hands on opportunities to improve skills and knowledge. (14.49%)
- Engage youth through hunter and conservation programs in schools. (45.71%)
- I feel we have enough sportsmen and women and do not believe R3 programs are necessary. (7.55%)