On April 26, members of the bipartisan California Legislature Outdoor Sporting Caucus joined with sportsmen and women from around the state for the Caucus’s annual reception celebrating the Golden State’s rich outdoor sporting heritage. Caucus Co-Chairs Senator John Moorlach, and Assembly Members Brian Dahle and Jim Frazier were in attendance, highlighting the important role the Caucus plays in maintaining California’s hunting, fishing and other outdoor traditions.
The California Outdoor Sporting Caucus serves as a forum for hunting, angling and conservation policy issues in the state of California. The Caucus is committed to working with state and national sportsmen’s groups to facilitate discussions and identify solutions to policy issues facing the state’s sportsmen and women. This bipartisan, bicameral Caucus is a member of the 48-state National Assembly of Sportsmen’s Caucuses (NASC) network.
The Golden State’s 1.82 million hunters and anglers spend $3.5 billion annually and support 56,388 jobs, generating $488 million in state and local taxes. Last year alone, the state’s hunters and anglers generated $131.7 million for conservation efforts through the American System of Conservation Funding.
For more information about the Outdoor Sporting Caucus, please visit: http://outdoorsportingcaucus.legislature.ca.gov/home
CSF would like to thank the California Waterfowl Association for serving as the Host Sponsor of the event.
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?