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 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 two days of educational programming, networking, and discussion on enhancing access, opportunities, and #ResponsibleRecreation.

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

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

Conservation

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

Heritage

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

What

17th Annual NASC Sportsman-Legislator Summit

When

Dec. 8 - 9, 2020

Where

Held Virtually

Contact Us

For questions on sponsorship, please contact PJ Carleton at pcarleton@congressionalsportsmen.org or by phone at (202) 543-6850, ext 22.

For all other questions, please contact Brent Miller at bmiller@congressionalsportsmen.org or by phone at (202) 355-3376; or contact your regional States Program Team staff member.

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