On February 9, as Winter Storm Niko battered New England, the bipartisan and bicameral New Hampshire Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus hosted its first event of the year, a Caucus Luncheon in Concord, New Hampshire to discuss critical sportsmen’s policy issues at the Upham Walker House.
The event was opened by Caucus Co-Chair and National Assembly of Sportsmen’s Caucuses (NASC) Executive Council Member, Representative Jeff Goley, who discussed the Caucus structure, welcomed new members, and discussed policy issues of importance. Next, Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation (CSF) Northeastern States Director Brent Miller discussed the larger organizational structure of the NASC and the services that CSF provides for NASC members. Miller also discussed the critical role that New Hampshire sportsmen and women play in providing conservation funding for state-level efforts, highlighted in this the 80th Anniversary year of the American System of Conservation Funding. Finally, Caucus Member and Chairman of the House Fish and Game and Marine Resources Committee, Representative James Webb discussed several of the high-priority bills affecting hunting and angling that his Committee is currently considering.
“I was thrilled to see the dedication of my fellow Caucus Members to protecting and advancing our time-honored sportsmen’s traditions in the Granite State,” said Rep. Goley. “It is essential that this bipartisan and bicameral entity continues its excellent track record of success in warding off attacks on our traditions and advancing pro-sportsmen legislation.”
This event was made possible by Comcast and Reynold’s American, Inc.
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?