January 12, 2017

Michigan: Caucus Recognizes Continued Partnership with Glassen Foundation in 2017

As sportsmen and women in Michigan celebrate the new year, the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation is proud to recognize their continued partnership with the Hal and Jean Glassen Memorial Foundation.

“The support of the Glassen Foundation is immensely valuable to the Michigan Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus and Advisory Council,” said MI Caucus Co-Chair and NASC Executive Council Member Senator Mike Green. “There is no doubt that the Michigan sportsmen’s community continues to be enhanced by the dedication and contributions of this foundation to our hunting and outdoor heritage.”

The Hal and Jean Glassen Memorial Foundation was established in 1992 to receive and administer funds for charitable and educational purposes including promoting firearms shooting skills competitions, promoting the lawful use and possession of firearms, helping fund game bird and animal research studies by schools of natural resources, supporting research of animal diseases affecting dogs and cats, and providing for the welfare of animals through organizations that are not anti-hunting.

 “The Hal and Jean Glassen Memorial Foundation is an important member of the hunting and angling community in this state,” said Dan Eichinger, Executive Director of the Michigan United Conservation Clubs (MUCC). “The generosity of the Glassen’s through the Foundation has contributed substantially to making Michigan a leader in hunting and conservation.”

Hal and Jean Glassen were avid hunters who believed in the scientific management of wildlife and recognized the importance of conservation through sporting activities. More information can be found about the Glassen Foundation on their website.

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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