March 13, 2013

CSF Highlights the Economic Impact of Sportsmen at Annual POMA Conference

From March 6 – 8, Cole Henry, Communications Coordinator for the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation (CSF), attended the Professional Outdoor Media Association’s (POMA) Annual Conference in Columbia, South Carolina. During the conference, Henry led a presentation on CSF’s recent Sportsmen’s Economic Impact Report, “America’s Sporting Heritage: Fueling the American Economy” to a group of outdoor writers and outdoor-industry media representatives.

Among the many data figures from the Sportsmen’s Economic Impact Report, Cole also discussed the economic impacts outlined in CSF’s state reports. To view the individual state reports, click here.

During the presentation, Cole also presented several other key issues, including the Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration programs and the threats of sequestration.

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?

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