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

  • Conservation NGOs

  • Academia

  • Sportsmen's community allies

A robust agenda for policymakers and advocates for the outdoors

TESTIMONIALS

"HUNTING AND FISHING HAVE BEEN THE CORNERSTONES OF THE CONSERVATION COMMUNITY FOR YEARS AND THE 2020 SUMMIT WILL BRING ALL THREE SEGMENTS TOGETHER."

DAN GATES

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."

TERRY PFAFF

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

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Public Waters Access -- The Good and the Bad

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An Evaluation of State Incentive Programs for Habitat Management and Hunting on Private Land

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Building the Future

Mentoring the Future

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Training the Next Generation of Wildlife Managers

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College Student Hunting and Angling Licenses

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Conservation

State Duck Stamps and their Continental Significance

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#Goodfire: How Controlled Burn & Dynamic Partnerships Lead to Better Hunting in your State

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The Pittman-Robertson Wildlife Restoration Act -- Conserving Fish and Wildlife and Creating and Protecting Access for the American Public

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Heritage

Words Matter: How to Effectively Communicate and Debate Hunting and Sport Shooting

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Developing and Maintaining Strong Pro-Sportsmen's Infrastructure in State Capitols

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The Slippery Slope of Safety Zones and Regulatory Complexity

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