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National Assembly of Sportsmen's Caucuses Welcomes New Members to the Montana Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus

With 45 Members, NASC Celebrates Largest Bipartisan, Bicameral Sportsmen's Caucus in Montana History 

February 22, 2023 (Helena, MT) – Originally founded in 2018, the Montana Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus now includes 45 Montana Legislators. Montana Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus (Caucus) members work in a coordinated effort to protect and promote sportsmen’s traditions in Montana.

The Montana Sportsman Caucus Leadership incudes:

  • Senator Bob Brown
  • Senator Mike Fox
  • Representative Marilyn Marler
  • Representative Paul Fielder

The Montana Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus is one of 50 state sportsmen’s caucuses that collectively make up the National Assembly of Sportsmen’s Caucuses (NASC). NASC provides the foundational structure necessary to protect and advance hunting, angling and recreational shooting, trapping, and professional fish and wildlife management in state capitols which is critical to the successful advancement of pro-sportsmen policies across the nation. To support the NASC network and respective state Caucuses, the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation provides dedicated staff members to facilitate Caucus administration, education, events, and policy discussions. 

When signing on to join the Montana Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus, members must agree to protect the right to hunt, fish, recreational shoot, and trap for present and future generations of Montanans. Now nearly halfway through Montana’s 68th legislative session, Caucus members have worked together to pass legislation that would: improve hunter ethics and safety (HB 243); Constitutionally protect current means and methods for hunting, fishing, and trapping (HB 372); require that, once delisted, grizzly bears be managed sustainably in Montana (SB 85); and improve hunter access (SB 58).  In order to make educated decisions on legislation that is important to Montana’s outdoor sporting community, the Caucus looks to the Advisory Council for perspective, insight, and recommendations. The Montana Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus Advisory Council is made up of 11 voting and 2 non-voting representatives from diverse groups and includes:

Seat                                  Name                                 Organization

Big Game                          Marcus Strange                 Montana Wildlife Federation

Big Game                          Brian Solan                        Montana Wild Sheep Foundation

Big Game                          Ryan Bronson                    Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation

Waterfowl                          Ryan Taylor                        Ducks Unlimited

Upland Bird                       Jeff Darrah                         Montana Sportsman for Fish and Wildlife

Trapping                            Matt Lumley                       Montana Trappers Association

Outfitting                            Mac Minard                        Montana Outfitters and Guides Association

Cold Water Fisheries         Clayton Elliott                     Montana Trout Unlimited

Warmwater Fisheries        Bob Gilbert                          Walleyes Unlimited

Recreational Shooting       Jason Dawson                    Defiance Machine

Landowner                        Hannah Downy                    Property and Environment Research Center

Ex officio                           Deb O' Neill                          Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks

Ex officio                           Ellary TuckerWilliams           Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation

Intern                                Tucker Jones                        Montana Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus



Founded in 1989, the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) is the informed authority across outdoor issues and serves as the primary conduit for influencing public policy. Working with the Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus (CSC), the Governors Sportsmen's Caucus (GSC), and the National Assembly of Sportsmen's Caucuses (NASC), CSF gives a voice to hunters, anglers, recreational shooters, and trappers on Capitol hill and throughout state capitols advocating on vital outdoor issues that are the backbone of our nation's conservation legacy. For more information on CSF's policy work, visit


Working with Congress, governors and state legislatures to protect and advance hunting,
angling, recreational shooting and trapping.
For more information on the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation go to

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