The National Assembly of Sportsmen’s Caucuses (NASC) 9th Annual Sportsman-Legislator Summit begins today in Myrtle Beach, SC with Safari Club International (SCI) as the 2012 Title Sponsor. SCI has been a sponsor for NASC since its inception in the early 2000s.

“SCI has invested heavily with the Washington, DC-based Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus because of its bi-partisan, bi-cameral role. SCI believes that building relationships with and supporting pro-hunting state legislators is equally important,” said SCI president John Whipple. “Without the leadership of each state’s sportsmen’s caucus, our hunting heritage would be eroded by anti-hunting organizations in a more piecemeal approach.”

The NASC Annual Summit is the preeminent national forum where pro-hunting state legislators, hunter-led organizations like SCI, and outdoor industry partners build a roadmap for establishing state level legislative polices to improve hunting, hunter access, game species populations, and protecting our hunting traditions.

Safari Club International will be hosting a presentation for the attending legislators on ways to increase access to hunter education programs in their states by adapting to modern technology. The improvements recommended by SCI and the Council to Advance Hunting and the Shooting Sports (CAHSS) are intended to increase the availability of hunter education programs to more young hunters, without whom the future of the sport would be ever diminishing. SCI is a sitting board member of the CAHSS.

If you are a chapter member of Safari Club International and are interested in becoming more involved with legislation effecting hunters in your state, please contact the Washington, DC office at 202-543-8733.

The NASC Annual Sportsman-Legislator Summit begins today and runs through November 30, 2012 in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The National Assembly of Sportsmen’s Caucuses is active in over 40 states across the U.S. working with all legislators supportive of enhancing our American heritage of hunting, trapping, and fishing.

Image courtesy Safari Club International

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