August 3, 2016

August Recess Gathers Sportsmen’s Community, Congressional Staff

On August 2, staff from the offices of Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus (CSC) Members joined others from the sportsmen’s community at the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation’s (CSF) annual August Recess Shoot-Out for a trap, skeet, and sporting clays competition.

CSF President Jeff Crane welcomed more than 200 attendees, and praised CSC staffers for their work on behalf of sportsmen and women across the country. “The Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus is the largest bipartisan caucus on Capitol Hill, and because of this collective voice, the traditions of sportsmen and women are protected and advanced,” said Crane.

CSF Board of Directors Vice-Chairman Paul Miller thanked CSC staff for their support on behalf of the sportsmen’s community. “Sportsmen’s traditions are an economic engine in the United States with sportsmen and women contributing $90 billion annually on their pursuits,” said Miller. “Advancing policies that ensure future hunting and angling opportunities are crucial to our sporting heritage.”

At the conclusion of the competition, awards for top scores in trap, skeet, and sporting clays were announced:

Title Sponsors included: Cabela’s Outdoor Fund, Exxon Mobil Corporation, Hess Corporation, ITC Holdings, National Shooting Sports Foundation, SilencerCo, LLC, and Vista Outdoor Inc. Host Sponsors included: Anheuser Busch Companies, Bass Pro Shops, Ducks Unlimited, Federal Forest Resources Coalition, IceMiller Strategies, LLC, National Rifle Association, Natural Resource Results, LLC, Oracle, Plano Synergy, Richard Childress Racing, Safari Club International, Shimano American Corporation, Washington Metro Chapter of Safari Club International, and Winchester Ammunition.

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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