In the states, the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation States Program Team works with pro-sportsmen elected leaders through the collaboration of the individual sportsmen’s caucuses that make up the National Assembly of Sportsmen’s Caucuses and governors who are part of the Governors Sportsmen’s Caucus.

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Youth Engagement and R3...
Angler Recruitment, Retention and Reactivation
Apprentice Hunting Licenses
Archery in Schools
College Student Hunting/Angling Licenses
Fishing in Schools
Hunter Recruitment, Retention and Reactivation
Hunting, Angling & Nature Appreciation in Schools
Internet Based Hunter’s Education Course
Recreational Shooting Appreciation Programs in Schools
Seniors, Veterans, and Active Duty Military Hunting and Angling Privileges
Terminally Ill Youth Hunting Opportunities
Protecting & Promoting Our Sportsmen's Heritage...
“Big 5” Trophy Importation Bans
Animal “Personhood”
Animal Rights Intrusion into Public Institutions
Anti-Hunters Pushing for Seats on Game Commissions
Firearm Suppressors
Firearms Industry Nondiscrimination Act (FIND Act)
Firearms Preemption
Game Meat Donation Liability Exemption
Game Meat Donation Programs
Handgun Carry While Archery Hunting
Hunting with Dogs
Ivory Bans
Knife Ban Repeal
Knife Law Preemption
Lead Ammunition and Fishing Tackle Bans
Modern Sporting Rifle
National Hunting and Fishing Day
National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS)
Predator Hunting/Tournament Bans
Protecting Our Outdoor Sporting Heritage During Times of Emergency
Protecting Our Second Amendment Rights During Times of Emergency
Protecting Personal Information on Hunting and Fishing Licenses from Public Records Requests
Protecting Sportsmen’s Interests in Ballot Initiatives and Referenda
Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (PLCAA)
Range Protection
Recreational Shooting
Right to Hunt, Fish and Harvest Wildlife
Soft Bait Bans
Standard Capacity Magazines
Substandard Kennels
Technology and the Fair Chase Ethic
Use of Tracking Dogs to Recover Game
Voter Registration
Wildlife Councils for Public Education
Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing / Animal Rights Groups
Access and Opportunity...
30x30: Recognizing Sportsmen’s Contributions to Conservation
Airguns & Arrow Shooting Airguns
Considering Recreational Angling Access in Transportation Projects
Discharge Distance Restrictions
Federal Land Hunting & Angling Access
Freshwater Angling Access
Marine Reserves and Marine Protected Areas
National Monuments
Off Highway Vehicles (OHV)
Public Access to Private Lands
Sunday Hunting Restrictions
Active Forest Management
American System of Conservation Funding
Catch Shares
Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD)
Climate Change
Conservation Sales Tax
Conservation Tax Incentives
Dedicated Lottery Funds for Conservation
Dedicated Sales Tax on Outdoor Gear
Electronic Duck Stamps
Federal Land Habitat Management
Gulf of Mexico Red Snapper Management
Hunting and Fishing License E-Commerce
Increased Penalties for Poaching and Incentivizing the Reporting of Fish and Wildlife Violations
Interstate Wildlife Violators Compact
Invasive Species
Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act
Management Authority over Farmed Cervids
Modern Restraining Animal Traps
North American Model of Wildlife Conservation
Open Fields Doctrine
Outdoor Sporting Goods Tax Holiday
Reimbursement to Fish and Wildlife Agencies for Free and Discounted Licenses
Resources for Managing Feral Swine
Sale of Game Meat
Search and Rescue Funding
State Agency Authority to Set License, Permit, and Tag Fees
State Fish and Wildlife Management Authority
White-tailed Deer Management: Hunting as a Preferred Management Tool

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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?

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