On January 18, the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation (CSF) hosted a reception in Las Vegas, Nevada, during the annual SHOT Show by the National Shooting Sports Foundation. CSF partners and supporters from the shooting sports industry gathered to discuss upcoming policy priorities for hunters and recreational shooters.
In addition to notable sportsmen and women including Melissa Bachman, television host on the Sportsman Channel, Governors Sportsmen’s Caucus Vice-Chair Governor Matt Mead (WY) and CSF Board of Directors Chairman Paul Miller of TechExec, Inc., addressed the reception attendees.
“Hunting, firearms, shooting sports and fishing are part of Wyoming’s history and heritage. It’s no surprise given our conservation efforts and the great open spaces our agriculture industry helps provide,” said Governor Mead. “We want to keep the traditions, pass them on to future generations, and share our enjoyment of the sporting life with others. We greatly appreciate the work of the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation.”
CSF’s 2017 SHOT Show Reception was sponsored by Cabela’s Outdoor Fund, Crosman Corporation, Hornady Manufacturing Company, National Shooting Sports Foundation, United Sporting Companies, and Vista Outdoor Inc.
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?