On March 15, the Georgia Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus hosted an indoor shooting range event at Stoddard’s Indoor Gun Range in downtown Atlanta. The event, made possible by generous support from the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, and the National Rifle Association, provided an opportunity for legislators, staffers, and conservation partners to receive firearm training and instruction as well as interact with each other outside of the Capitol.
Senate Caucus Chair and National Assembly of Sportsmen’s Caucuses (NASC) Executive Council member Senator Bill Heath and House Caucus Chair Representative David Knight welcomed more than 30 legislators and thanked them for their commitment to protecting and advancing the interests of sportsmen and women.
Sen. Heath praised the Sportsmen’s Caucus for its efforts this legislative session. “The Georgia Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus diligently works to ensure sportsmen and women in this state are able to continue in our great sporting heritage. These events are a great way to educate legislators about various issues in the state as well as enjoy the activities that we are passionate about.”
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?