Elected in 2007, State Senator Alice Nitka represents Vermont’s Windsor District. Prior to being elected to the State Senate, she served in the Vermont House of Representatives from 1998-2006. Senator Nitka joined the Vermont Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus in 2006.
As a Co-Chair of the Vermont Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus, Senator Nitka takes a bipartisan approach to advancing the issues most important to the sportsmen’s community. She has twice been endorsed by the Vermont League of Conservation Voters. She has also several times been awarded an “A” rating from the National Rifle Association.
“I believe that taking a bipartisan approach is an absolute necessity when working on pro-sportsmen’s legislation,” said Senator Nitka. “The issues that affect the sportsmen’s community require the input of members on both sides of the aisle, regardless of political affiliation.”
With currently over 254,000 sportsmen and women residing in the state of Vermont, the state’s economy has benefited greatly from the estimated $442 million that they spend annually. In 2011 alone, sportsmen and women generated $50 million in state and local taxes.
Your opinion counts
Sportsmen and women have been on the receiving end of increased attention from the non-hunting public, criticizing the traditional “grip and grin” photos on various social media platforms. As a sportsman or sportswoman, what strategies have you utilized to address this negative feedback?Vote Here
- I don’t post “grip and grin” photos for that reason (38.46%)
- My social media is private to avoid unwanted comments (19.23%)
- I engage the individual in the comment section or in direct messages (3.85%)
- I post more “grip and grin” photos to prove a point (0.00%)
- When posting hunting or fishing photos I tell a narrative that focuses on aspects of hunting that the general public widely supports, such as the procurement of meat for family and friends (23.08%)
- I don’t engage those individuals (15.38%)