Former Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus (CSC) Member, North Carolina Congressman Howard Coble, 84, passed away on November 3 after being hospitalized in September for health complications relating to skin cancer. Howard was born in Greensboro, North Carolina on March 18, 1931. He was the longest serving Republican Member of the House in North Carolina history, serving the state’s 6th Congressional District from 1985 to 2015.
Coble was an active Member of the CSC who participated in nearly all Caucus-related events for over a decade. He worked closely with fellow CSC Members to promote pro-sportsmen’s conservation policies, and provided a voice in Congress for hunters and anglers across America.
Our thoughts go out to Congressman Coble’s family as we remember his commitment to serving the people of North Carolina and sportsmen and women around the country.
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?