LANSING―State Sen. John Proos announced today that he has joined the Michigan Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus – a bipartisan, bicameral group of state legislators who come together in support of sportsmen’s rights and to promote Michigan’s great outdoors.
“Southwest Michigan sportsmen and women and all outdoor enthusiasts are among Michigan’s greatest custodians of the state’s world-class natural resources,” said Proos, R-St. Joseph. “As a member of the sportsmen’s caucus, I look forward to working with lawmakers in both chambers and both parties to conserve, preserve and promote Michigan’s great outdoors.”
According to the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation, Michigan ranks third in the nation for the number of hunters. Hunting and fishing contributes more than $3 billion to the state’s economy and supports thousands of jobs for Michigan residents.
“Michigan offers endless recreational opportunities for people of all ages and backgrounds, and it is an honor to be part of a group whose main goal is ensuring that our natural resources are protected for future generations,” Proos said. “This caucus is dedicated to advancing the rights of Michigan residents to affordably hunt, fish and enjoy the outdoors; and to working with all concerned citizens to preserve these family outdoor traditions.”
The caucus works in cooperation with the Michigan Sportsmen Foundation, the National Assembly of Sportsmen Caucuses, state natural resources and agricultural departments, conservation groups, outdoor pro-shops and others.
The group achieves its goals through bipartisan legislation, educational programs, conservation initiatives and charitable donations.
For more information or to contact Proos, please visit www.SenatorJohnProos.com.