April 30, 2015

California Caucus Hosts Reception in Sacramento

On April 29, Members of the California Outdoor Sporting Caucus joined a strong contingent of sportsmen and women to celebrate the Golden State’s rich hunting and angling heritage. Drawing legislators from throughout the state, the event provided an opportunity to highlight the benefits that California’s outdoor traditions provide for conservation and local economies as well as the cultural value of spending quality time in the field and on the water.

Joining the legislators in attendance were representatives from a wide variety of sportsmen’s organizations with a presence in the state including the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation, the California Sportfishing League, Ducks Unlimited, the National Wild Turkey Foundation, Gaines and Associates, the California Fish and Game Wardens Association, among others. The event was sponsored by the California Waterfowl Association.

During the event, California Outdoor Sporting Caucus Co-Chair Assembly Member Jim Frazier addressed the crowd and noted the benefits of having a strong, bi-partisan caucus dedicated to protecting California’s outdoor way of life. Frazier was joined at the event by Senators Cathleen Galgiani and Jean Fuller and Assembly Member Brian Dahle, the other Co-Chairs of the Caucus, and many more legislators who took the time to attend the reception.

Ranking 5th in the country, The Golden State’s 1.82 million hunters and anglers spend $3.5 billion annually and support 56,388 jobs. For more information about the California Outdoor Sporting Caucus, contact CSF Western States Director Andy Treharne at andy@sportsmenslink.org.

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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