Senator Mathew Pitsch

Representative Mathew Pitsch

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Elected in 2014, Representative Matthew Pitsch is currently serving his first term in the Arkansas House of Representatives. He joined the Arkansas Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus shortly after his election in 2015.

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Representative Pitsch served as a cosponsor on House Bill 1569.  With the growing concern surrounding feral hogs and the problems they cause for private landowners, hunters, and farmers, Representative Pitsch and other members of the Arkansas Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus introduced and passed HB 1569 to improve upon existing resident depredation permits that facilitate the trapping and hunting of wild hogs. The legislation is aimed at reducing the negative impacts that feral hogs have on wildlife and forestry management, as well as agricultural in the state.

As a member of the Agriculture and Economic Development Committee in the Arkansas House of Representatives, Representative Pitsch understands the impact that the over 900,000 hunters and anglers have on the state’s economy.   Also serving as the Chair of the House Small Business Committee, he knows how vital the over 25,000 jobs supported by sportsmen and women are to the Natural State. Annually, over $1.5 billion is produced in retail sales from the hunting and angling community annually in Arkansas.

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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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