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Safari Club Honors Louisiana State Senator McPherson

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Safari Club Honors Louisiana State Senator McPherson

5/23/08

Washington, DC - Safari Club International (SCI) announced that Louisiana Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus Co-Chairman Senator Joe McPherson is its 2008 State Legislator of the Year. He has championed sportsmen's issues in Louisiana's State Senate for more than 23 years.

"Senator McPherson has personified the dedication to the hunting heritage of Louisiana and America for his entire career," said SCI President Dennis Anderson. "I am proud that SCI has recognized such a deserving individual for this prestigious award."

View the full SCI press release at www.statesportsmenslink.org

Sportsmen-Legislators in the Sportsmen's Paradise
The Louisiana Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus was formed in mid-April 2004 when a group of legislators organized a bi-partisan, bi-cameral caucus to address sportsmen's issues, making Louisiana one of the eighteen states at that time that had a sportsmen's caucus within their legislature. Louisiana was one of the 21 original state legislative sportsmen's caucuses that united to form the National Assembly of Sportsmen's Caucuses (NASC) in December of 2004.

At that time, Senator McPherson stated, "The formation of the Sportsmen's Caucus signals a commitment among legislative members who care deeply about our rights to hunt and fish that we will stand by sportsmen and women all across Louisiana. This bipartisan approach is in the finest tradition of sportsmen. It's not about being one political party or another. It's about preserving a great Louisiana tradition - our right to hunt and fish."

The current Co-Chairs of the Louisiana Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus are Senator Joe McPherson, Senator Sherri Smith, Representative Thomas McVea and Representative Karen St. Germain.

New Voices for Sportsmen in Baton Rouge
The Louisiana Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus co-chairs are hosting a luncheon for state legislators on May 28th at the Pentagon Barracks Courtyard in Baton Rouge. Term limits led to a turnover in the state legislature and several caucus members departed. The caucus leaders will speak about their successes and invite new policymakers to join the caucus. NASC Director Aaron Hobbs will attend.

Hunting and fishing are important to the Pelican State's economy; supporting 31,000 jobs through the $1.6 billion that the state's 678,000 sportsmen spend annually while pursuing their passions.

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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), is the leader in providing information to protect and promote sportsmen's issues to 35 sportsmen's legislative caucuses within state legislatures and serves as the venue for focused interaction and idea exchange among state caucus leaders, the outdoors community and media.

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


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