July 22, 2019

New England States: 2019 Legislative Session Review

Contact: Joe Mullin, New England States Coordinator

With the conclusion of the 2019 regular legislative sessions in several New England states, the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation (CSF) recognizes the diligent efforts by the numerous bipartisan and bicameral legislative sportsmen’s caucuses within the region.

Though several legislatures have only stopped for recess, and some are continuing to hold sessions at this moment, the midway point in the year provides an ideal opportunity to reflect on some of the caucuses’ accomplishments to date. Working alongside CSF, these caucuses were driven by their collective mission to protect and advance hunting, angling, recreational shooting, and trapping.

Pro-sportsmen’s legislative highlights include:

There were also numerous anti-sportsmen’s bills that were introduced, but failed to pass during the 2019 regular legislative sessions, including:

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?

States Involved:

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