On Wednesday, January 22, the New Hampshire Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus held its first event of 2014, a Caucus Luncheon, in Concord. At the event Caucus members met to discuss a wide range of issues concerning New Hampshire’s sportsmen and women.
Also in attendance were many members of the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department, including Executive Director Glenn Normandeau and Wildlife Division Chief Mark Ellingwood, who presented information from CSF’s Sportsmen’s Economic Impact Report, as well as the status of the many game populations his Division manages. CSF’s Northeastern States Director Brent Miller also addressed the Caucus and spoke to the importance of hunting and angling in New Hampshire and the many services CSF provides for sportsmen’s caucuses throughout the nation.
Reflecting on the event, Representative Jeff Goley, Co-Chair of the New Hampshire Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus said, “Over the last year and a half, the Caucus has experienced considerable growth and has likewise increased its effectiveness. I look forward to continuing this positive trajectory in the years ahead. Additionally, I would like to thank Governor Hassan for joining the Governors Sportsmen’s Caucus today.”
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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?