Why It Matters: The National Assembly of Sportsmen’s Caucuses (NASC) Executive Council is a bipartisan group of state sportsmen-legislators who lead the NASC network by providing advice to the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation (CSF) on the administration of the NASC program. Representing states from Alaska to Maine, and South Carolina to New Mexico, Executive Council Members collectively possess decades of legislative experience dealing with complex sportsmen’s issues, and their service to CSF and to the NASC network is critical to protecting outdoor sporting traditions for future generations.
- On July 17, the National Assembly of Sportsmen’s Caucuses Executive Council met in Monkey Island, Oklahoma for their annual Mid-Year Meeting.
- With logistical support provided by CSF, the Mid-Year Meeting is the NASC Executive Council’s annual summer meeting where issues impacting hunters and anglers are discussed and programmatic planning for the NASC network is undertaken.
- Planning for the 20th Annual NASC Sportsman-Legislator Summit in Dewey Beach, Delaware was an emphasis of the meeting.
Elected by their peers to serve two-year terms, Executive Council Members are committed to the mission and goals of NASC and serve as an advisory entity for CSF’s management of the NASC program. The 50 state sportsmen’s caucuses and roughly 2,000 state legislators that are members of their respective state sportsmen’s caucuses are guided by the leadership of the Executive Council. which works with CSF to formulate pro-sportsmen policy and facilitates information sharing among state sportsmen’s caucuses, conservation partners, and industry.
Executive Council Members discussed a wide range of topics at the 2023 Mid-Year Meeting, including state and federal policy updates, emerging issues and trends, state caucus infrastructure improvements, NASC regional policy forums, CSF’s Summer Webinar Series, and the development of new Issue Briefs, among others. Outside of the business meeting, Executive Council Members took time to enjoy some of the angling opportunities available on Grand Lake.
CSF would like to thank Representative Kevin Wallace for hosting the meeting and showcasing the Sooner State’s hospitality and would like to further thank the Oklahoma Sportsmen’s Fund, Inc. for underwriting the event. Working in conjunction with the Executive Council, CSF is excited about the next 20 years of the NASC network.