On Saturday, March 15, CSF’s Northeastern States Director, Brent Miller, hosted a booth at the Vermont Outdoor show in Rutland Vermont. CSF attended the event to interact with members of Vermont’s sportsmen’s community and in-state conservation partners, as well as to promote the 25th Anniversary of CSF, the 10th Anniversary of the National Assembly of Sportsmen’s Caucuses, and the 5th Anniversary of the Governors Sportsmen’s Caucus, all taking place this year. Additionally, a key focus of the day’s discussions centered on the impressive, positive impact that hunting and angling have on Vermont’s economy; hunters and anglers spent $442 million in Vermont in 2011 and supported over 6,800 jobs.
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?