October 30, 2023

New Advisory Council Formed in Partnership with Nevada Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus

Article Contact: Keely Hopkins,

Why It Matters: Formalizing official Advisory Councils to state legislative sportsmen’s caucuses provides Caucus members with a direct line to their outdoor sporting constituency that can deliver invaluable insight to policy as it relates to conservation and our shared outdoor sporting heritage. As Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus Members rotate in and out of the legislature, Advisory Councils provide continuity between sessions and act as a repository for critical institutional and historical knowledge that is vital to the success and relevancy of the Caucus.

Highlights:

  • On October 16, the newly formed Advisory Council to the Nevada Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus held its first meeting to discuss Caucus goals and begin planning educational events for members of the Nevada legislature.
  • The Advisory Council, which consists of nine national and state organizations and individuals, will work with Nevada Caucus Co-Chairs Assemblyman Watts, Assemblyman Yurek and Senator Titus to support the Caucus with educational events, field tours, and policy discussions on conservation and wildlife management issues in the Silver State.
  • The Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation (CSF) and Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) will Co-Chair the new Advisory Council, which is already planning it’s first event for late November.

To support the recently reinvigorated Nevada Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus (NLSC), the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation and Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) recently formed a new Advisory Council. The Advisory Council, which consists of nine national and state organizations and individuals, will work collaboratively with the NLSC for the benefit of conservation and Nevada’s shared outdoor heritage and sporting community.

“The Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation is excited to be working closely with the Nevada Department of Wildlife to strengthen the Nevada Legislative Sportsmen’s Council through the formation of the new Advisory Council”, said Keely Hopkins, Western States Manager at CSF. “The expertise and leadership represented by the members of the Advisory Council will help foster an even stronger connection between the outdoor sporting community and the members of our Nevada state legislature”.

In addition to CSF and NDOW, members of the Advisory Council include Karen Boeger, Backcountry Hunters and Anglers; Russel Kuhlman, Nevada Wildlife Federation; Matt Little, Ducks Unlimited; Larry Johnson, Nevada Coalition for Wildlife; Paul Young, Nevada Wildlife Commission; Dan Johnson, Trout Unlimited; and Krista Modlin, National Wild Turkey Federation.

“I am looking forward to working with the Nevada Sportsmen’s Caucus and sportsmen organizations on conservation priorities in Nevada,” state Kailey Musso, Legislative Liaison for NDOW. “Great partnerships and policy are key to furthering healthy ecosystems and thriving wildlife populations for future generations.”

The new Advisory Council is already hard at work and is already planning a legislative caucus meet and greet for late November in Las Vegas. The Advisory Council is also working with the Caucus Co-Chairs to organize educational field tours and policy briefings in 2024.

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