On Thursday, July 31, members of the Nevada Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus gathered at the Clark County Shooting Complex in Las Vegas for an evening of camaraderie, dinner and trap shooting.
Prior to shooting, members of Nevada’s sportsmen’s community had an opportunity to interact with legislators and discuss issues of importance to hunters, anglers, recreational shooters, trappers and wildlife enthusiasts. Caucus Co-Chairs Senator Debbie Smith and Assemblyman David Bobzien joined Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation (CSF) Western States Manager Andy Treharne and the Southern Nevada Coalition for Wildlife’s Mike Reese in addressing the crowd and talking about the importance of having an active and engaged sportsmen’s caucus in Carson City. Additionally, Nevada Department of Wildlife Director Tony Wasley spoke to those in attendance, highlighting the importance of sportsmen‘s contributions to the fish and wildlife agency’s budget.
After a barbecue dinner provided by John Mull’s Meats and Road Kill Grill, the legislators in attendance headed out to the Clark County Shooting Complex’s Shotgun Center which features 24 combination trap and skeet fields, two 15-station sporting clay courses and a 5-stand shooting field. Shooters ranging in ability from novice to advanced had the opportunity to enjoy the facility and nearly everyone in attendance shot several rounds of trap.
Sponsors of the event included CSF, the Southern Nevada Coalition for Wildlife, New Frontier Armory, the Northern Nevada Chapter of Safari Club International, Keith Lee Public Affairs Group, and the Nevada Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus Co-Chairs.
Members of the Nevada Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus gathered at the Clark County Shooting Complex in Las Vegas for an evening of camaraderie, dinner and trap shooting. (L to R) Assemblyman David Bobzien, Senator Barbara Cegaskve, Senator Justin Jones, Senator Debbie Smith, Assemblyman Crescent Hardy, Senator Pat Spearman, Assemblywoman Marilyn Dondero-Loop.
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?