Senate Democrats, led by Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus member, Senator Mark Begich, Chair of the Democratic Steering and Outreach Committee (DSOC), hosted a meeting on May 15 with a dozen sportsmen and other conservation groups. The Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation (CSF) participated in the discussion, which focused on the reauthorization of the Farm Bill, the Sportsmen’s Act, and ensuring the vitality of our nation’s natural resources for future generations. CSF President, Jeff Crane, led the discussion on getting a bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act through the Senate and received assurances that this would be supported by the DSOC.
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?