December 3, 2015

Utah Governor Gary Herbert Joins Governors Sportsmen’s Caucus

This week, the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation (CSF) welcomed Utah Governor Gary Herbert as the 34th member of the Governors Sportsmen’s Caucus (GSC). Herbert joins a group of bipartisan governors, including one lieutenant governor, from across the country dedicated to protecting and advancing hunting, angling, recreational shooting and trapping.

“It is a privilege to join and participate in the Governors Sportsmen’s Caucus. This Caucus presents a great opportunity to work with other governors and federal elected officials to promote balanced recreation, access and wildlife policy. I, along with Utah’s nearly 500,000 hunters and anglers, am a proud supporter of hunting, angling and related outdoor activities,” said Gov. Herbert. “This well-respected group has long-track record of bipartisan success and I am happy to lend Utah’s support to their efforts.”

Sportsmen and women in the Beehive State serve as both conservation leaders and as economic drivers for the state. Utah is home to over 493,000 hunters and anglers, who, annually, spend $1.04 billion, supporting 19,677 jobs across the state. 

Established in 2009 by CSF, the GSC facilitates communication and information exchange between 34 participating offices in support of policies that promote and advance hunting, angling, recreational shooting and trapping. The GSC complements and enhances the Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus and the National Assembly of Sportsmen’s Caucuses, representing sportsmen constituencies in the halls of government across the nation.

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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