Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus Enthusiastic For Sportsmen’s Issues

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Connecticut Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus Enthusiastic For Sportsmen’s Issues

2/19/08

Hartford, CT - Leaders and members of the Connecticut Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus met with state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) officials, private industry partners and Bethany Erb, State Caucus Manager for the National Assembly of Sportsmen’s Caucuses (NASC) at the State Capitol on February 7th, the second day of the Legislative session.

The leadership of the caucus, along with other energized legislators, attended the meeting. The purpose of the meeting was to organize and unite the caucus and to identify the sportsmen’s issues that they should address during the current legislative session.

Ms. Erb outlined the history, mission and the support of NASC to the state caucuses. She distributed state fact sheets about the economic impact of Connecticut’s 297,000 hunters and anglers that spend $928,000 per day and support 5,500 jobs in the Constitution State.

The Connecticut Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus was formed in 2003. Caucus leaders are Senator Eileen Daily, Senator Andrew Roraback, Representative Richard Ferrari, Representative Arthur O’Neill and Representative Linda Orange. Since its formation, legislators have worked diligently to stop the advancement of the anti-hunting agenda by voting against anti-sportsmen’s bills.

Later that evening, a reception was held at Cabela’s in East Hartford. State legislators and NASC partners from Comcast, UST, AT&T, BASS, and the Ruffed Grouse Society attended. There was enthusiasm and excitement from both legislators and partners for the future of Connecticut’s rich traditions of hunting and fishing.

About the National Assembly of Sportsmen’s Caucuses (NASC)
The National Assembly of Sportsmen's Caucuses, a program of the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation (CSF), serves as the umbrella organization for 34 affiliated state legislative sportsmen's caucuses. NASC is the leader in providing information to protect and promote sportsmen's issues within state’s legislatures, serving as the venue for focused interaction and idea exchange among state caucus leaders, and the outdoors community. For additional information, visit the NASC website at www.statesportsmenslink.org or call 202-543-6907.

Media Contact:
Allan Ellis (202) 543-6850 ext 19 or [email protected]
 


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