The U.S. Sportsmen's Alliance expands west.
The U.S. Sportsmen's Alliance (USSA) is an organization dedicated to both the protection and advancement of the rights of hunters, trappers, and anglers. They have recently opened an office in Sacramento, California to serve as their western headquarters as they strive to protect the outdoor heritage found there.
"Expanding our operations is a natural progression for our organization as we plan to more effectively protect the interests of sportsmen across the country," said Nick Pinizzotto, USSA president and CEO, in the release. "Many of the issues caused by the anti-hunting community arise in the western U.S. and particularly California. With a mission to protect hunting, fishing and trapping, we see it as our responsibility to be there to defend America's outdoor heritage."
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The Sacramento office will be led by the former president of the California Fish and Game Commission, Michael Flores, who has also served as the chairman of the California Wildlife Conservation Board and director of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation. Flores is currently on the Board of Directors for the USA Shooting Foundation; serving as its Vice Chairman.
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Between the dedication of the USSA and Flores' experience and impressive track record, great strides are expected to be made in California, where a large percentage of anti-hunting sentiments arise. Having an office on the west coast, in addition to their main headquarters in Columbus, Ohio, should go a long way towards having a positive impact on issues that affect outdoorsman in that area of the country.
For more information on the U.S. Sportsmen's Alliance, visit their website here.
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