Contact: Ellary TuckerWilliams, Inter-Mountain Western States Coordinator
On December 29, Idaho Governor Brad Little became the twenty-ninth member of the Governors Sportsmen’s Caucus (GSC).
“As a lifelong sportsman, I am proud to join the Governors Sportsmen’s Caucus,” Governor Little said. “Hunting and fishing are built into the culture of Idaho, and we will continue to safeguard the legacy of our shared outdoor sporting heritage.”
Coming off of an extremely successful 2020 session for the sportsmen and women of Idaho, the GSC is excited about the addition of Governor Little. Last year, Governor Little enacted 11 pieces of pro-sportsmen legislation, including but not limited to the establishment of a swan season, expansion of the upland game bird hunting program, creation of the Shooting Ranges Fund to expand recreational shooting opportunities in the state, reducing the archery and muzzleloader license fee for disabled American veterans, and removing a loophole in the Idaho Code that could have been exploited by individuals charged with poaching of a single animal.
“Governor Little is a tremendous asset to the sportsmen and women of Idaho. He and his family know the value of good land management, sharing our sporting heritage with future generations and protecting access and opportunities for sportsmen and women in Idaho now and in the future. We applaud his dedication and commitment to working with the outdoor sporting community and the Governors Sportsmen’s Caucus,” said Benn Brocksome, Executive Director of Idaho Sportsmen.
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- Increase the number of states with discounted license tailored to specific groups. (6.00%)
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- Engage youth through hunter and conservation programs in schools. (42.74%)
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