May 8, 2014

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam Joins Governors Sportsmen’s Caucus

On April 29, Governor Bill Haslam of Tennessee officially joined the bipartisan Governors Sportsmen’s Caucus (GSC) bringing the total to 28 member governors. 

The Volunteer State is home to approximately 1 million hunters and anglers who spend an estimated $1.8 billion annually on associated costs and support over 26,000 jobs each year. 

Governor Haslam joins nine members of the Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus (CSC) from Tennessee as well as various state legislators in the Tennessee Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus in a network of Tennessee elected officials committed to protecting and advancing hunting, angling, recreational shooting and trapping. 

In 2009, CSF formed the GSC, a bipartisan caucus of governors committed to protecting and advancing hunting, angling, recreational shooting and trapping. Guided by a bipartisan leadership team of governors and staffed through CSF, the GSC complements and enhances the CSC and the National Assembly of Sportsmen’s Caucuses. 

For more information please contact the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation’s Southeastern States Manager Bee Frederick, at

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?

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