The Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation (CSF) is proud to announce that Michigan Governor Rick Snyder and New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan have joined the Governors Sportsmen’s Caucus (GSC). Governors Snyder and Hassan join 24 other governors in the unified, bipartisan effort to protect and advance hunting, recreational angling and shooting and trapping. The 26 governors in the GSC represent large outdoor constituencies that include many of America’s nearly 40 million hunters and anglers who contribute more than $90 billion annually to the U.S. economy.
Gov. Hassan expressed her commitment to protecting sportsmen’s issues in the state of New Hampshire. “The rich tradition of New Hampshire’s sportsmen’s community is critical to the high quality of our daily lives, offering exciting opportunities to enjoy our state’s unmatched natural beauty and strengthening our travel and tourism economy by attracting visitors from all over the world. I am proud to join the Governors Sportsmen’s Caucus, and I look forward to working to preserve and strengthen these important recreational activities in the Granite State.”
Guided by a bipartisan leadership team of governors lead by Co-Chair, Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe and Vice-Chairs, West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin and Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad, and staffed through CSF, the GSC serves as an unprecedented network of pro-sportsmen elected officials that protect and advance America’s sportsmen’s heritage.
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?