What Committees or Caucuses have you been affiliated with in office that support the sportsmen's community and fish and wildlife conservation?
Culture, Recreation and Tourism; Natural Resources
What is your top policy priority for the sportsmen and women in your state?
Maintaining access to the heritage of hunting and fishing that we've always enjoyed.
What is your most memorable outdoor (hunting, fishing, recreational shooting, or trapping) experience?
Quail hunting with my father and brothers growing up.
What is your favorite fish or game to pursue?
Largemouth bass and quail.
What hunting, fishing, shooting, trapping or other related organizations are you a member of?
The Coastal Conservation Association and National Rifle Association.
What do you consider the biggest obstacle to recurring new participants to hunting, angling, recreational shooting and trapping?
Access. In Texas we do not have a lot of public lands. 90% of our state is private lands.
Have you received any awards or acknowledgements for your work on behalf of sportsmen and women?
Sierra Club's Parks and Wildlife Legislative Service Award, 2013.
Do you have other insights or thoughts that you would like to share about your state's rich outdoor heritage?
It was a large part of my upbringing and I still enjoy it today.
Your opinion counts
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?Vote Here
- Increase the number of states with discounted license tailored to specific groups. (5.22%)
- Increase access to public lands. (25.07%)
- Provide more information for new participants. (4.04%)
- Provide hands on opportunities to improve skills and knowledge. (13.09%)
- Engage youth through hunter and conservation programs in schools. (43.24%)
- I feel we have enough sportsmen and women and do not believe R3 programs are necessary. (9.34%)