On May 16, twenty-six bipartisan Members of the Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus (CSC) joined members of the sportsmen’s community and representatives from allied industries for a trap, skeet, and sporting clays competition outside Washington, DC.
The Republicans, led by CSC Co-Chair Congressman Jeff Duncan (SC), finished with an overall score of 246, and the Democrats, led by CSC Vice-Chair Congressman Marc Veasey (TX), tallied up a total score of 233.
“This annual event provides one of the few opportunities for both Republicans and Democrats to gather together and enjoy a nonpartisan friendly competition,” said Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation (CSF) President Jeff Crane.
Special guests of the event included Canadian Ambassador David MacNaughton, outdoor television celebrity Julie McQueen, Daniel Lee Martin, former Washington Redskin Dave Butz, and current Redskin players Houston Bates and Zach Vigil.
Prior to the Congressional Shoot-Out, sportsmen’s community and allied industry representatives gathered for a warm-up day at the annual Industry Challenge on May 15.
Top Congressional Shoot-Out Scores
Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus Individual Category
Industry Challenge Winners
Title Sponsors included: BP America, Inc.; General Motors; Hess Corporation; Hornady Manufacturing Co.; ITC Holdings Corporation; National Rifle Association; SilencerCo, LLC; and Vista Outdoor Inc. Host Sponsors included: Bass Pro Shops; Cabela’s Outdoor Fund; National Shooting Sports Foundation; The Nature Conservancy; 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?