On December 2, during the closing reception of the 13th Annual National Assembly of Sportsmen’s Caucuses (NASC) Sportsman-Legislator Summit, NASC Executive Council Member and Michigan Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus Co-Chair Senator Mike Green announced Traverse City, Michigan as the location for the 14th Annual NASC Sportsman-Legislator Summit in 2017.
“The Michigan Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus is honored to host next year’s Summit,” said Sen. Green. “Our state has a lot to offer in the fall, like catching the steelhead run, hunting for grouse and pheasant, and appreciating the vibrant autumn colors of the trees lining the shores of beautiful Lake Michigan. We are looking forward to hosting our friends and partners from across the country.”
The annual NASC Summit brings together pro-sportsmen legislators, outdoor industry leaders, state and federal natural resources agency representatives, and other sportsmen’s organizations from across the country to address important hunting, angling, and other outdoor recreation and conservation-related issues.
Michigan’s 1.9 million sportsmen and women spend about $4.8 billion annually on hunting and angling, ranking the Wolverine State 4th in the nation in spending.
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?