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
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. (3.70%)
- Increase access to public lands. (25.21%)
- Provide more information for new participants. (3.36%)
- Provide hands on opportunities to improve skills and knowledge. (14.96%)
- Engage youth through hunter and conservation programs in schools. (44.54%)
- I feel we have enough sportsmen and women and do not believe R3 programs are necessary. (8.24%)