National Assembly of Sportsmen’s Caucuses (NASC)
"Year after year, the NASC program proves to be the most effective voice for hunters and anglers in statehouses across the country." - NASC Executive Council President Rep. Brian White (SC)
CSF set out to create a network of state legislative sportsmen's caucuses, and in 2004 the National Assembly of Sportsmen's Caucuses (NASC) was launched. Currently, with 49 state legislative sportsmen's caucuses (over 2,000 state legislators) united under the NASC umbrella, the NASC facilitates the interaction and idea exchange among state caucus leaders and the outdoor community. NASC is staffed through the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation, with a dedicated staff member(s) assigned to each of the regions detailed on the map below.
NASC provides a host of services including: providing detailed information on sportsmen's issues, writing caucus press releases, organizing an annual meeting, and coordinating the exchange of information and interaction between the individual state caucuses. Through its communication network and by fostering interaction among legislators, sportsmen’s groups, industry partners, state fish and wildlife agencies and the media, NASC provides the foundation structure necessary to protect and advance hunting, angling and recreational shooting, trapping, and professional fish and wildlife management in state capitols. NASC acts as a framework of support between state caucuses which is critical to the successful advancement of pro-sportsmen policies across the nation.
To learn more about your state’s sportsmen’s caucus members, please refer to the State Profiles section, or select your state from the drop down menu at the bottom of this page.
NASC Executive Council
The NASC program is guided by an Executive Council comprised of state sportsmen’s caucus leaders and members who are dedicated to advancing the goals of the program. Elected by their sportsman-legislator colleagues to serve two year terms, Executive Council members assist with policy development, sportsmen’s community engagement, program administration and media outreach intended to highlight the role that hunting, angling, recreational shooting and trapping play in supporting conservation policies that also benefit our nation’s social and economic wellbeing.
Click here for the 2022 NASC Executive Council roster.
President: Representative Brian White (SC)View Details
Vice President: Representative Jeff Goley (NH)View Details
NASC Executive Council: Sportsmen’s Profiles
- Delegate Wendell Beitzel (MD)
- Senator Mike Bell (TN)
- Representative Scott Bounds (MS)
- Representative Patrick Brennan (VT)
- Delegate Edward "Ned" Carey (MD)
- Representative Bill Rehm (NM)
- Representative Jeff Wardlaw (AR)
- Senator Robin Webb (KY)
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. (5.14%)
- Increase access to public lands. (24.94%)
- Provide more information for new participants. (4.04%)
- Provide hands on opportunities to improve skills and knowledge. (13.14%)
- Engage youth through hunter and conservation programs in schools. (42.97%)
- I feel we have enough sportsmen and women and do not believe R3 programs are necessary. (9.77%)