On June 27, the Idaho Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus and the Idaho Sportsmen’s Caucus Advisory Council (ISCAC) hosted a sporting clays shoot and lunch at Black Dog Sporting Clays in Boise, ID. The event served as a day of celebrating Idaho’s storied hunting, angling, recreational shooting, and trapping traditions, and the vast economic and conservation benefits provided by Idaho’s sportsmen and women.
A wide range of sportsmen’s groups and outdoor industry partners participated in and sponsored the event, including the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation (CSF), Cabela’s, Ducks Unlimited, Gemtech, Imperial Taxidermy, National Wild Turkey Federation, Pheasants Forever, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Sportsman’s Warehouse, and Trout Unlimited.
The Idaho Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus is a bipartisan, bicameral group of state legislators who work to protect and promote Idaho’s sportsmen’s traditions. The Idaho Sportsmen’s Caucus Advisory Council, founded in 2005, is comprised of a multitude of sportsmen’s organizations that work to educate legislators, the Idaho Department of Fish and Game, and other organizations on issues of concern to Idaho’s sportsmen and women.
Idaho’s 534,000 hunters and anglers spend $1.02 billion annually and support 15,261 jobs.
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?