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New Sportsmen’s Caucus Leadership Named in Ohio

Why It Matters: As an avid sportsman, Senator Shane Wilkin is dedicated to protecting and advancing Ohio’s outdoor sporting traditions. Senator Wilkin is a member of the Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee, and it is critical to have pro-sportsmen representation on this key committee for issues impacting hunters, anglers, trappers, and recreational shooters. Highlights: …

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Free Fishing Weekends Across Midwest Provide Quality Opportunities to Experience the Outdoors

Why It Matters: Though license fees are often among the more affordable items needed to participate in many of our time-honored outdoor traditions, they are at times considered to be a barrier to participation. To alleviate some of these perceived hurdles, free fishing weekends are just one of the many opportunities afforded to those interested …

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CSF Backed Nonresident College Student Hunting and Angling Licenses Bill Considered in Ohio

Why It Matters: Allowing full-time nonresident college students to purchase hunting and fishing licenses at the resident rate recognizes the financial realities facing students attending higher education out-of-state.  Additionally, by taking this step,  this furthers hunter and angler recruitment, retention and reactivation goals and balances the modest decline in conservating funding with the long-term gains …

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Knife Ban Repeal Legislation on the Move in Ohio

Contact: John Culclasure, Southeastern States Assistant Director On November 10, the Ohio House of Representatives Criminal Justice Committee discussed knife ban repeal legislation. Senate Bill 140 was previously discussed in the same committee in November 2019 after passing the Senate on a strong bipartisan vote (32-1). Former Ohio Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus Co-Chair Senator Joe Uecker …

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Ohio Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus Leaders Meet Virtually with Conservation Partners

Contact: John Culclasure, Southeastern States Assistant Director On August 25, the Co-Chairs of the Ohio Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus (Caucus) led a virtual meeting with conservation partners to discuss issues impacting Ohio’s sportsmen and women. Senator Sean O’Brien, Senator Michael Rulli, and Representative Gil Blair, discussed their recent field day with the Ohio Department of Natural …

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Ohio Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus Co-Chairs Spend Time Afield with ODNR

On August 21, Co-Chairs of the Ohio Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus Senator Sean O’Brien and Senator Michael Rulli participated in a field day with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). ODNR Director Mary Mertz and other agency staff joined Sen. O’Brien and Sen. Rulli as they electroshocked fish on Conneaut Creek, discussed Ohio’s Scenic Rivers …

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Ohio: Sportsmen’s Caucus Hosts Reception to Kick Off the 2020 Legislative Session

Contact: John Culclasure, Southeastern States Assistant Director On January 29, the Ohio Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus welcomed members from Ohio’s sporting conservation community to the statehouse for a Caucus Reception to kick off the 2020 legislative session.  More than 100 people, including roughly 60 legislators, leadership staff from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, and representatives from sportsmen’s groups …

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