The ONLY national conference for state legislators dedicated to advancing America's hunting, fishing, recreational shooting, and trapping heritage.
Hosted by the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation, the Annual NASC Sportsman-Legislator Summit is the premier legislative event of the year that brings together sportsmen's caucus members, NGO representatives, key staff from state and federal fish and wildlife agencies, the outdoor industry, and other conservation policy professionals for three days of educational programming, networking, and planning, to ensure the interests of sportsmen and women are protected in state capitols throughout the nation.
The multi-day event provides a venue for state legislators to discuss policy issues and share information relevant to our time-honored sportsmen's heritage. Additionally, the NASC Summit provides an opportunity to celebrate past achievements, develop a vision for future successes, and highlight the contributions of sportsmen and women to conservation.
The NASC Sportsman-Legislator Summit attracts all segments of the sportsmen's community and provides a unique opportunity for attendees to interact and learn with:
State legislators from around the nation
Outdoor industry partners and conservation excise taxpayers
State fish and wildlife agency leaders
Federal natural resource agency personnel
Sportsmen's community allies
A robust agenda for policymakers and advocates for the outdoors
"HUNTING AND FISHING HAVE BEEN THE CORNERSTONES OF THE CONSERVATION COMMUNITY FOR YEARS AND THE 2020 SUMMIT WILL BRING ALL THREE SEGMENTS TOGETHER."
FUR TAKERS OF AMERICA
"THE ANNUAL NASC SPORTSMAN-LEGISLATOR SUMMIT IS, IN MY OPINION, THE MOST SUBSTANTIVE AND WELL-ORGANIZED CONFERENCE THAT I'VE ATTENDED IN MY LEGISLATIVE CAREER."
FORMER NEW HAMPSHIRE STATE REPRESENTATIVE
Previous Sessions at-a-glance
Take a look back at some of the issues that were highlighted during previous NASC Sportsman-Legislator Summits.
access and opportunity
How Federal Highway Funding Impacts Access
Public Waters Access -- The Good and the Bad
An Evaluation of State Incentive Programs for Habitat Management and Hunting on Private Land
Building the Future
Mentoring the Future
Training the Next Generation of Wildlife Managers
College Student Hunting and Angling Licenses
State Duck Stamps and their Continental Significance
#Goodfire: How Controlled Burn & Dynamic Partnerships Lead to Better Hunting in your State
The Pittman-Robertson Wildlife Restoration Act -- Conserving Fish and Wildlife and Creating and Protecting Access for the American Public
Words Matter: How to Effectively Communicate and Debate Hunting and Sport Shooting
Developing and Maintaining Strong Pro-Sportsmen's Infrastructure in State Capitols
The Slippery Slope of Safety Zones and Regulatory Complexity