Wisconsin was one of the most recent states to form a legislative sportsmen’s caucus, joining the National Assembly of Sportsmen’s Caucuses (NASC) as the 45th member state in January 2015. Working in close coordination with the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation (CSF), the Wisconsin Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus has quickly gained a membership base of 50 legislators (nearly 38 percent of the entire Wisconsin legislature) and hosts regular meetings to discuss policy priorities for the hunting and angling community.
Under the leadership of the Co-Chairs, the Caucus hosted a successful Inaugural Caucus Reception in February and held a Caucus “Cast and Blast” celebrating National Hunting and Fishing Day in September. For the first time, the Wisconsin Caucus was represented at the Annual NASC Sportsman-Legislator Summit in Manchester, Vermont, by Representative Nick Milroy. Rep. Milroy was able to network with fellow sportsmen-legislators from across the country and attend valuable informational sessions on a wide number of sportsmen-related policy topics.
The Wisconsin Sportsmen’s Caucus, in its first year, was successful in building and maintaining a well-functioning and effective entity within the Wisconsin legislature, providing a voice for the state’s hunters and anglers.
Last week, after a concentrated effort from the Caucus, Wisconsin became the first state in the nation to allow hunters to wear blaze pink for safety while afield during the state’s gun season, when Governors Sportsmen’s Caucus Member Governor Scott Walker signed