August 14, 2020 (WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Last week, Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy became the newest member of the Governors Sportsmen’s Caucus (GSC). Governor Dunleavy is the 28th member of the GSC, a bipartisan group of governors from across the country dedicated to protecting and advancing hunting, angling, recreational shooting, and trapping. The Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation (CSF) is thrilled to have Governor Dunleavy as a member of the GSC.
Governor Dunleavy has been a long-standing supporter of the sportsmen and women of the Last Frontier. Governor Dunleavy has recognized National Hunting and Fishing Day in 2019, Shooting Sports Month in 2020, and Great Outdoors Month in 2020. Governor Dunleavy also joined CSF’s event during the 2020 Safari Club International (SCI) Convention, in Reno, Nevada.
“I’m incredibly grateful for the opportunity to join the Governors Sportsmen’s Caucus. As a life-long hunter and angler in a state where the sporting opportunities are the stuff of legend, I’m excited to join my fellow governors in advancing these important causes,” said Governor Dunleavy.
“We are thrilled to have Governor Dunleavy as a member of the Governor’s Sportsmen’s Caucus,” said CSF President Jeff Crane. “His steadfast commitment to Alaska’s sportsmen and women represents the passion and dedication he has to keep Alaska’s sporting traditions thriving, and we are excited to be able to work alongside him to continue supporting and enhance the Alaskan sporting heritage.”
Founded in 2009 by CSF, the GSC facilitates communication and information exchange among the 28 participating offices in support of professional fish and wildlife management policies and regulations that promote and advance hunting, angling, recreational shooting and trapping.
The Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation looks forward to working with Governor Dunleavy and his administration to support Alaska’s 563,000 hunters and anglers, who spend $1.16 billion annually and support 15,942 jobs. Working with CSF in a coordinated effort to protect and promote the sportsmen’s traditions in Alaska are members of the Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus and the Alaska Legislative Outdoor Heritage Caucus, and now the Governor’s Sportsmen’s Caucus.
Governor Mike Dunleavy of Alaska and CSF President Jeff Crane
at CSF’s hosted event at the 2020 Safari Club International (SCI)
Convention, in Reno, Nevada.
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?