Legislative Reception for Ohio’s Sportsmen Announced

The U.S. Sportsmen's Alliance (USSA) will host a legislative reception for all Ohio sportsmen and women with the members of the Ohio General Assembly on Tuesday March 19, 2013 at the Capital Club from 5:30pm to 7:00pm.

The Capital Club is located at 41 South High Street in the Huntington Building (across from the Ohio Statehouse) in downtown Columbus. This event is part of the organization’s annual effort to connect Ohio's sportsmen community with current policy makers. Drinks and snacks will be provided. There is no charge to attend.

Legislators can use the informal atmosphere as an opportunity to meet and greet opinion leaders from prominent Ohio sportsmen's organizations and field questions. Over the years, this event has proven vital for both sportsmen and elected officials.

"This is a great opportunity for sportsmen and women to meet and educate the current generation of legislators on our issues," said Evan Heusinkveld, USSA director of state services. "I encourage all Ohio sportsmen to take full advantage of this no cost opportunity."

The reception is only possible through generous donations from numerous sportsmen organizations including: Buckeye Firearms Association, National Wild Turkey Federation, Pheasants Forever – Ohio State Council, Ohio State Trappers Association, Safari Club International – Central Ohio Chapter, Safari Club International – Southwest Ohio Chapter, Whitetails Unlimited, 21 Consulting LLC, Associated Bird Dog Clubs of Ohio, Lake Erie Charter Boat Association, Ohio Wildlife Control Operators, Buckeye Brittany Club and Ducks Unlimited.

Directions and a parking map are available by contacting the USSA national headquarters at 614-888-4868 or email us at [email protected]. Parking is available in the Huntington Building after 5 P.M. accessed from the north side of the building or attendees can park in the Statehouse underground accessed from South Third Street.

About the USSA: The U.S. Sportsmen's Alliance watchdog efforts protect hunters' rights and the interests of anglers, trappers and shooters in the courts, legislatures, at the ballot box, in Congress, and through many public education programs. The USSA has more than 150,000 Sentries across the country regularly receiving information about conservation issues, and actively working to promote and protect scientific conservation through calls and contacts to elected officials. For more information about USSA, call 614-888-4868 or visit us at www.ussportsmen.org.

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