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Governors Sportsmen's Caucus Members Discuss Sporting Heritage at
NGA Summer Meeting 
July 18, 2015 (Washington, DC) - On July 15, members of the Governors Sportsmen's Caucus (GSC) gathered in Des Moines, Iowa for a reception hosted by the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF). Held in the conjunction with the National Governor's Association (NGA) Summer Meeting, this reception provided a venue for governors and stakeholders to come together in support of conservation and share achievements, as well as priorities, for their respective states.
CSF's  Midwestern States and Fisheries Program Director Chris Horton welcomed attendees, including state executives, gubernatorial staff, conservation organization representatives, and other CSF partners to the event. Additionally, he thanked them for their commitment to supporting pro-sportsmen's issues and initiatives. 
NGA Summer Meeting host governor and former GSC Co-Chair Governor Terry Branstad praised the hunting heritage of Iowa. "Like many Iowan's, I grew up on a farm hunting and fishing. I have been blessed with the opportunity to not only share that heritage with family and friends, but also to work to protect our outdoor traditions for future generations while serving as governor of this great state. I am proud to have served as the Co-Chair of the Governors Sportsmen's Caucus, and we were honored to host last week's GSC reception at the National Governors Association meeting in Iowa."

GSC Co-Chair Governor Earl Ray Tomblin (WV) commented on his tenure within the GSC and the need for organizations to continue steadfast in their commitment to conservation. "It has been an honor to serve in the Governors Sportsmen's Caucus for the past several years. I encourage the organizations and people involved to keep up the good work that is so important to promote conservation and our country's sporting traditions.  And I invite everyone to come and explore 'Wild and Wonderful' West Virginia, where you will find tremendous and plentiful recreational opportunities."

Title sponsor of the reception was Ducks Unlimited. Host sponsors were American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers, Bass Pro Shops, Cabela's Outdoor Fund, CropLife America, Dallas Safari Club, Exxon Mobil Corporation, JC Larkin Company LLC., MOB Advocacy, National Rifle Association, National Shooting Sports Foundation, Pheasants Forever, Plano Synergy, Reynolds American Inc., Richard Childress Racing, Safari Club International, Shell Oil Company, Shimano American Corporation, Vista Outdoor Inc., and Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America.

Iowa Governor Terry Branstad


Since 1989, CSF has maintained a singleness of purpose that has guided the organization to become the most respected and trusted sportsmen's organization in the political arena. CSF's mission is to work with Congress, governors, and state legislatures to protect and advance hunting, angling, recreational shooting and trapping. The unique and collective force of the Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus (CSC), the Governors Sportsmen's Caucus (GSC) and the National Assembly of Sportsmen's Caucuses (NASC), working closely with CSF, and with the support of major hunting, angling, recreational shooting and trapping organizations, serves as an unprecedented network of pro-sportsmen elected officials that advance the interests of America's hunters and anglers.



Working with Congress, governors and state legislatures to protect and advance hunting,
angling, recreational shooting and trapping.


For more information on the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation go to or contact Sara Leonard at 202.543.6850 x 11 or email


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