On March 20, the South Carolina Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus hosted a sporting clays shoot and BBQ dinner in Camden, South Carolina. The event provided an opportunity for sportsmen and women legislators to take a break from the Capitol for a competitive and fun afternoon with fellow members of the Caucus, Department of Natural Resources representatives, and event sponsors, among others.
South Carolina Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus Chair Representative Laurie Funderburk, Co-Chair Rep. Phillip Lowe, and National Assembly of Sportsmen’s Caucuses (NASC) Executive Council member Rep. Mike Pitts, among others, were in attendance. Rep. Funderburk took the time to thank Caucus members and note the Caucuses success and growth over the years. “The South Carolina Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus has consistently been a strong, unified voice for sportsmen and women in South Carolina, and I want to personally thank you for your commitment to protecting our sporting heritage in the State House.”
CSF Southeastern States Manager Bee Frederick also noted the immense economic impact hunting and angling play in the state as well as the organizational anniversaries being celebrated in 2014: the 25th Anniversary of the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation, 10th Anniversary of NASC, and 5th Anniversary of the Governors Sportsmen’s Caucus.
The event was sponsored by the Mulliken Law Firm and the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States.
The South Carolina Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus, originally established in 2005, is one of only five officially recognized caucuses in South Carolina. For more information about the Caucus, please contact CSF Southeastern State’s Manager Bee Frederick at firstname.lastname@example.org
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