Indiana Becomes 39th State to Join National Assembly of Sportsmen's Caucuses
Washington, DC –-(Ammoland.com)- Sportsmen and women of the Hoosier state have a new and influential ally in the state legislature as the sportsman-legislators of the General Assembly announced the formation of the Indiana Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus.
The Indiana Caucus becomes the 39th state to affiliate with the National Assembly of Sportsmen's Caucuses (NASC) – a program of the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation.
“The CSF State Program and the National Assembly of Sportsmen’s Caucuses have seen tremendous growth over the last few years and we are so proud to add Indiana to the roster as the 39th state caucus,” said CSF President Jeff Crane. “Along with the growth of the Governors Sportsmen’s Caucus, our network of State Legislators and Governors are greatly complimenting one another and giving sportsmen unprecedented representation in state government.”
“A sportsmen's caucus is formed by passionate, like-minded legislators who understand America's hunting, fishing and trapping heritage and its importance to wildlife management as well as its economic impact,” said Sen. Brent Steele, founder and a co-chair of the new caucus.
“Caucus members set partisan politics aside and maintain a unified front by remaining informed and organized on legislative issues affecting hunters, anglers and trappers every day.”
The inaugural meeting of the Indiana Caucus was held last Tuesday and the caucus will host its first public meeting this summer in conjunction with a day of sporting activities available to Hoosiers. Members of the legislature serving as chairs of the new bipartisan caucus include: Sen. Steele, Sen. Lindel Hume, Rep. Mark Messmer and Rep. Dale Grubb.
Data show that in the state of Indiana, more than 291,000 residents participate in recreational hunting and fishing activities, helping create about 5,085 jobs with an approximate annual economic impact of more than $530 million.