Senator Phil Fortunato

Senator Phil Fortunato

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What Committees or Caucuses have you been affiliated with in office that support the sportsmen’s community and fish and wildlife conservation?

 Natural Resources;  Transportation

What is your top policy priority for the sportsmen and women in your state?

Protection and expansion of hunting and fishing and protection of gun rights.

What is your most memorable outdoor (hunting, fishing, recreational shooting, or trapping) experience?

Antelope hunting with my youngest son at the NRA Whittington Center in New Mexico.

What is your favorite fish or game to pursue?

 Duck hunting

What hunting, fishing, shooting, trapping or other related organizations are you a member of?

 NRA and Ducks Unlimited

What do you consider the biggest obstacle to recruiting new participants to hunting, angling, recreational shooting and trapping?

Onerous regulation on obtaining and transferring firearms for introducing people to the shooting sports

Have you received any awards or acknowledgements for your work on behalf of sportsmen and women?

Friends of NRA Chairman Award

Do you have other insights or thoughts that you would like to share about your state’s rich outdoor heritage?

Great state for hunting and fishing.

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?

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