National Assembly of Sportsmen’s Caucuses (NASC)
CSF set out to create a network of state legislative sportsmen's caucuses, and in 2004 the National Assembly of Sportsmen's Caucuses (NASC) was launched. Currently, with 42 state legislative sportsmen's caucuses (over 2,000 state legislators) united under the NASC umbrella, the NASC facilitates the interaction and idea exchange among state caucus leaders and the outdoor community.
Staffed through the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation (CSF) and guided by an Executive Council of state caucus leaders, the NASC provides a host of services from providing detailed information on sportsmen's issues, writing caucus press releases, organizing an annual meeting and coordinating the exchange of information and interaction between the individual state caucuses. Through its communication network and by fostering interaction between and among legislators, sportsmen’s groups, industry partners, state fish and wildlife agencies and the media, the NASC provides the synergy to protect and advance hunting, recreational angling and shooting and trapping and professional fish and wildlife management in state capitols. NASC acts as a framework of support between state caucuses which is critical to the successful advancement of pro-sportsmen policies across the nation.
The benefit of having sportsmen’s caucuses in state capitols has never been more obvious. Sharing information and ideas has led to an incomparable force in state governments around the country, one that is focused on passing pro-sportsmen’s legislation and defeating attacks from the anti-hunting lobby. - Senator John Astle, Maryland State Caucus Co-Chair and Immediate Past President-NASC Executive Council.