2006 Regular Session

To: Rules

By: Senator(s) Posey, Albritton, Browning, Carmichael, Chaney, Clarke, Dearing, Gollott, Hewes, Jackson (15th), Jackson (32nd), King, Kirby, Lee (35th), Little, Mettetal, Michel, Moffatt, Morgan, Nunnelee, Pickering, Robertson, Ross, Thames, White

Senate Concurrent Resolution 505

(As Adopted by Senate and House)


     WHEREAS, Mississippi has a rich heritage in outdoor traditions such as hunting, fishing, trapping and recreational shooting; and

     WHEREAS, important issues impacting the future of America's fish and wildlife resources and the outdoor traditions of hunting, fishing, trapping and recreational shooting will be debated within state legislatures in the coming years; and

     WHEREAS, it has been shown that a sportsmen's caucus within the State Legislature can effectively assist legislators in the defense of our fish and wildlife resources and outdoor traditions; and

     WHEREAS, improved communications and information exchanges between existing and future sportsmen's caucuses will greatly enhance their effectiveness in pursuing a conservation and pro-sportsmen agenda; and

     WHEREAS, the National Assembly of Sportsmen's Caucuses has sought to establish important partnerships among state caucuses, conservation organizations, the outdoor industry and sportsmen's groups; and

     WHEREAS, there are 26 state caucuses affiliated with the National Assembly of Sportsmen's Caucuses:

     NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE SENATE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI, That there is hereby established a non-partisan, bicameral sportsmen's caucus within the Mississippi Legislature called the Mississippi Sportsmen's Caucus.  The Mississippi Sportsmen's Caucus shall work with the National Assembly of Sportsmen's Caucuses on promoting and supporting initiatives that assist states in support of conservation and wildlife management, and the promotion of an outdoor heritage.

     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That a copy of this resolution be sent to Melinda Gable, Executive Director, Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation, 110 North Carolina Avenue, Washington, D.C. 20003.