June 24, 2019

Lower Midwest: 2019 Legislative Session Review

Contact: Kent Keene, Lower Midwestern States Coordinator

Across much of the Lower Midwestern region, the 2019 Legislative Sessions are coming to a close. As a result of work by the bipartisan legislative sportsmen’s caucuses across this region, supported by Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation staff, several pieces of pro-hunting and fishing legislation are set to become law.

Legislation highlights include:

*MO HB 260 has not been signed by Governor Parson. The Missouri Governor’s Deadline is July 14th.

Additionally, several anti-sportsmen’s bills were defeated in the region during the recent Legislative Sessions.

Highlights include the bills below:

*Bill did not pass during the 2019 Legislative Session but is eligible for carryover into the 2020 Session.

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?

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