Sportsmen’s Caucus Democrats Defeat Republican Colleagues In 2009 Shoot-Out
Glenn Dale, Maryland – -(AmmoLand.com)-The annual Congressional Shoot-Out, held on Tuesday May 12th and hosted by the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation, pits the Democrats against the Republicans in a friendly competition to determine the top shooters in Congress.
The Congressional Shoot-Out has become one of the few opportunities for members of Congress to share their mutual enjoyment of the outdoors and the shooting sports.The event was a huge success once again with over 100 shooters including 18 current and former members of Congress along with CSF supporters and sponsors gathering to shoot sporting clays and skeet at the Prince George’s County Trap & Skeet Center in Glenn Dale, Maryland.
The team of Democrats led by CSC Co-Chair Rep. Dan Boren, included CSC Vice-Chair Rep. Mike Ross, Rep. Mike Thompson, Rep. Leonard Boswell, Rep. Russ Carnahan, Rep. Christopher Carney, Rep. Lincoln Davis, Rep. Jim Marshall, and Rep. Collin Peterson defeated the Republican team led by CSC Co-Chair Rep. Paul Ryan and consisting of Rep. Adam Putnam, Rep. Bob Latta, Rep. Paul Broun, Rep. John Kline, Rep. Rob Wittman, and Rep. Don Young.
The top individual shooters from the U.S. Congress were: overall Top Gun Rep. Collin Peterson, Republican Top Gun Rep. Adam Putnam, and Democrat Top Gun Rep. Mike Thompson. Rep. Boren was the top Congressional skeet shooter. Rep. Ryan was top Congressional sporting clays shooter, and Rep. Chris Carney was the top Congressional trap shooter. The industry representative leaders for the day included “Top Gun” John Kern, top skeet shooter Jason Vanderbrink, top trap shooter Jim Baker, and the top sporting clays shooter was Jack Victory.
We can have the best wildlife habitat imaginable and a record number of people who buy fishing and hunting licenses, but it won’t matter if misguided laws and regulations are made at the federal and state levels that negatively impact our outdoor traditions. Keeping sportsmen’s issues front and center is what the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation does. Day in and day out, our sole focus is on providing a voice for sportsmen in the political arena. Serving as the first line of defense in protecting America’s outdoor traditions as well as promoting the sportsmen’s agenda through the collective muscle of sportsmen’s caucuses.