Friends of Connecticut Sportsmen is an IRS qualified 501(c)(4) nonprofit. We are registered with the State of CT. It was set up to fight for Sportsmen's rights in Hartford. Some of you will remember Bob Crook and his Coalition of CT Sprtsmen; he used to Lobby for us but he is now retired. Our opponents, the Animal Rights groups have several full time paid lobbyists in Hartford, they fight us on Hunting, Fishing, Trapping and Firearm issues and they are very well financed, and well organized.
As amateur Activists, we have been unable to expand Sunday Hunting and we have had some close calls on several Anti Hunting, and Anti Trapping bills. (Sometimes fighting off a bad bill is a win). Its time for us to hire a Paid Lobbyist to fight for us.
We need Hunters, Fisherman, and Trappers to step up. We all need to do a much better job keeping in touch with our State Senators and State Reps and letting them know how we feel about issues, AND, we need to finace the fighters. We need Clubs around the state to make donations, many have already done so, and more are expected to. AND we need individuals to contribute $5, $10, whatever you can afford, to help us pay for the lobbyist.
If you are on Facebook, join our page, Friends of Connecticut Sportsmen. We need to fight together! Feel free to contact me with any questions.