On July 7, the Executive Council (EC) of the National Assembly of Sportsmen’s Caucuses (NASC) held their Mid-Year Meeting in New Castle, New Hampshire. The meeting focused on NASC programmatic changes and progress for 2016, sportsmen-related state and federal issues, the upcoming NASC Annual Sportsman-Legislator Summit, and how NASC can continue to grow in its role of protecting and advancing hunting, angling, and recreational shooting and trapping in the state legislatures across the country.
This year’s Mid-Year Meeting was hosted by Representative Jeff Goley (NH). “I am thrilled to serve alongside this fine group of sportsmen-legislators as we work to protect and advance our time-honored traditions in states across the nation. It was an honor to host this event and to showcase the diverse natural resources the Granite State has to offer,” said Rep. Goley.
The Executive Council of NASC is a group of state sportsmen-legislators from across the country who are committed to the mission and goals of NASC and help to provide direction for the program. Elected by their legislator-colleagues to serve two-year terms as the leadership of NASC, EC members assist the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation with policy development, sportsmen’s community engagement, program administration and media outreach within the states.
“The NASC Executive Council meeting in New Hampshire last week was productive and rewarding. It’s always a pleasure to work with leaders from other states and Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation staff as we plan and work to strengthen the National Assembly of Sportsmen’s Caucuses. The growth of the state efforts during my tenure as NASC Executive Council President is something I am very proud of, and I look forward to the continued growth of the overall program,” said NASC President Senator Robin Webb (KY).
Meeting sponsors included Comcast, Reynold’s American, Inc. and SIG Sauer, and was made possible by the participation and leadership of members from the CSF Board of Directors, John Larkin and Brad Franklin.
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?