The Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation (CSF) is pleased to announce the addition of the bipartisan Delaware Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus as the 48th state to join the National Assembly of Sportsmen’s Caucuses (NASC). Caucus Chairs will include Representatives Jeff Spiegelman and William Carson, Jr., and Senators Bruce Ennis and Brian Pettyjohn, and will serve as the leaders of the Caucus in the Delaware General Assembly for the state’s 177,000 hunters and anglers.
Rep. Spiegelman stated, “It is an honor to serve the First State in this manner. Delaware has proud hunting and fishing traditions and there are many legislators of this great state that are looking forward to using our new sportsmen’s caucus as a platform to protect and promote our outdoor sporting heritage.”
Staffed through CSF, and guided by a bipartisan Executive Council, NASC facilitates communication between sportsmen’s caucuses and plays a critical role in protecting and advancing the interests of sportsmen and women at the state level. This national network creates valuable educational opportunities for state legislators and serves as a link between state legislators, the sportsmen’s community and related stakeholders on policies affecting hunting, angling, recreational shooting, trapping, and other conservation issues.
With the addition of Delaware, the NASC network now includes sportsmen’s caucuses in 48 states, with a combined membership of over 2,000 legislators. Since its creation in 2004, NASC has more than doubled in size and has become the most effective and recognized group of bipartisan pro-sportsmen legislators in the nation.
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?