By Brett Stayton, Mid-Atlantic Coordinator
On January 31, the Delaware State Sportsmen’s Association presented Senator Bruce Ennis, Co-Chair of the Delaware Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus, with the John J. Thompson Memorial Delaware Freedom Award.
This award recognizes his distinguished efforts to promote the interests of The First State’s sportsmen and women. Senator Ennis has been serving in the State Senate since 2007 and has been a Co-Chair of the Sportsmen’s Caucus since its inception in 2015.
Over the last few years Sen. Ennis has played an active role in championing legislation that eliminated restrictions against Sunday hunting. Senator Ennis has also been supportive of legislation to expand the range of pistol calibers authorized for hunting deer during the state’s shotgun season as well as authorizing the use of pistol caliber rifles to expand opportunities for Delaware deer hunters.
The Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation congratulates Sen. Ennis and looks forward to continuing to work with the Delaware Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus to protect and advance our nation’s hunting and angling traditions, in support of Delaware’s 177,000 hunters and anglers.
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?