Sportsman-Legislator Summit Breeding Ground for Pro-Sportsmen Legislation

Sportsman-Legislator Summit Breeding Ground for Pro-Sportsmen Legislation

Congressional Sportsmen Foundation

Clinton, South Carolina – -( Bound by a common commitment to advance a pro-sportsmen’s agenda at the state level, state legislators and leaders from the hunting, fishing and conservation communities will come out of the woods, duck blinds and off the water to attend the National Assembly of Sportsmen’s Caucuses (NASC) 5th Annual Sportsman-Legislator Summit this weekend in Clinton, South Carolina.

The largest gathering of sportsmen legislators in the United States, the NASC Sportsman-Legislator Summit began five years ago to provide a venue for education and interaction among state policy makers and the hunting and fishing community. The summit provides a unique forum to share successful pro-sportsmen’s legislation from other states, allowing legislators to leave the summit armed with proposals that protect and enhance their constituent’s hunting, fishing and conservation interests.

The 2008 NASC summit, titled: “Today’s Challenges and Tomorrow’s Opportunities: Helping Legislators Secure Our Outdoor Traditions in a Challenging Environment” will include policy sessions on: Fishing Access, Tax Incentives for Private Forest Owners, Youth Involvement in Hunting & Fishing, Gun Rights including Lead Bans, Bow Hunting, Puppy Mills, Off Highway Vehicle Registration, Hunter & Fisherman Rights, Marine Protected Areas, and Hunting & Shooting Sports. This year’s summit is hosted by the South Carolina Sportsmen’s Caucus and The Clinton House and is sponsored by the National Shooting Sports Foundation.

Scheduled to join the legislative leaders for three days of idea exchange and partnership development are representatives the American Forest Foundation, American Sportfishing Association, BASS/ESPN Outdoors, Bonefish &Tarpon Unlimited, California Outdoor Heritage Alliance, Costal Conservation Association, Comcast, Dallas Safari Club, Federal Premium Ammo/ATK, National Archery in the Schools, National Rifle Association, National Shooting Sports Foundation, National Wild Turkey Federation, North American Crossbow Federation, North American Deer Farmers Association, Outdoor Channel, Outdoor Journalists Education Foundation of American, Pope & Young Club, Responsive Management, Safari Club International, Shimano American Corporation, Southeastern Outdoor Press Association, Texas Parks & Wildlife Department, The Sportsman Channel, XONTV, and Yamaha Motor Corporation.

About the National Assembly of Sportsmen’s Caucuses (NASC)
Working with more than 35 state sportsmen’s caucuses, NASC is the leader in providing information to protect and promote sportsmen’s issues within state’s legislatures. The NASC assists legislators in the formation of new sportsmen’s caucuses and provides a venue for focused interaction and idea exchange among state caucus leaders, sportsmen’s groups, and allied industry. For additional information, visit the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation’s website at

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