Elk NetworkShotguns and Wildlife Legislation

Conservation | June 1, 2018

It was a day to strengthen relationships, talk about wildlife and, for some, to learn how to shoulder a shotgun and take down a clay bird. The California Outdoor Sporting Caucus recently held its annual trap & skeet shoot and barbecue at the Cordova Shooting Center in Rancho Cordova, California.

A diverse group of legislators, legislative staff and sportsmen’s organizations were joined by game wardens with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife who donated their time to teach new sportsmen and women about firearm safety.

The California Outdoor Sporting Caucus, within the National Assembly of Sportsmen’s Caucuses network, is an important forum for educating legislators about the many conservation and economic contributions of California’s 1.8 million hunters and anglers. It serves to protect and enhance California’s wildlife and their habitats, further the understanding and acceptance of outdoor activities throughout the state and provide a bipartisan voice for outdoor sporting issues within the state legislature.

The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation cosponsored the event and had a representative on hand.