The Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation (CSF) is pleased to announce Dante Swallow as the new Communications Assistant at the CSF headquarters in Washington, DC. Dante will work closely with the team to effectively communicate CSF’s federal and state legislative goals, as well as to promote CSF as America’s sportsmen’s link to Congress.
Prior to joining CSF in April 2015, Dante worked as fellow at Western Skies Strategies, where he represented the interests of farmers, ranchers, and rural America. During his time as a fellow, he primarily worked on building coalitions, devising business development strategies, and assisting in the management of several associations. In 2012, Dante served as a field representative in northwestern Montana on the successful re-election campaign of former Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus (CSC) Co-Chair and current CSC Member, Senator Jon Tester.
Originally from Missoula, Montana, Dante graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona. Dante is an outdoor enthusiast, who enjoys hunting, fishing, skiing, camping, and cooking over an open fire.
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?