Mississippi Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus Welcomes New Co-Chairs; New York Caucus Co-Chairs Advocate for Lowering the Hunting Age and Expanding Crossbow Use; Time to Chime in for Atlantic Striped Bass; plus more in today's newsletter.
Establishing a universal hunting age of 12 and expanding crossbow use have been long-standing priorities for the New York Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus (Caucus). For more than six years, both issues have enjoyed bipartisan support as stand-alone bills and have been championed by both Caucus leaders and members. However, those bills have failed to cross the finish line, in part due to resistance in various Committees. This year Governor Cuomo saw fit to include both items in his Executive Budget Proposal.