Ohio Senator Joe Uecker recently announced the formation of the leadership team for the Ohio Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus. The Caucus was previously reorganized in April of this year to give a unified voice to a constituency that is vital to Ohio’s economy.
According to the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation’s (CSF) Sportsmen’s Economic Impact Report, Ohio ranks eighth in total sportsmen nationwide. Ohio has 1.56 million hunters and anglers who spend $2.75 billion annually and support 46,825 jobs.
In addition to Senator Uecker, the remaining leadership team for the Caucus includes Senate Co-Chair Lou Gentile, House Co-Chair Representative Dorothy Pelanda and House Co-Chair Representative Nick Barborak.
Upon the announcement, Uecker stated, “I am pleased to have the opportunity to work with Senator Gentile, Representative Pelanda, and Representative Barborak. I look forward to partnering with them to advocate for and protect the interests of Ohio’s sportsmen and women.”
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?