Our state is blessed with an abundance and variety of natural resources that make it an ideal home for sportsmen and recreational enthusiasts. In 2005 the bipartisan Washington State Sportsmen’s Caucus was formed to help make sure that the interests of anglers, hunters, shooters, boaters, ATV enthusiasts and others are represented in the Legislature and their needs addressed.
Recreational fishing and similar pastimes are undervalued in our state, in terms of promoting tourism and generating economic activity. It is important that we protect and enhance the resources that attract people to the outdoors. That in turn will bring people from all over the country to visit our beautiful state.
Below are a couple of updates about actions I am taking this session to support our sporting and recreational communities.