Assemblyman Will Barclay received the Sportsman Advocate of the Year Award from the Oswego County Sportsmen Federation on April 16.
The federation represents more than 20 sportsmen’s organizations throughout the county and meets regularly.
“There are so many great people in our county who value and advocate for the time-honored traditions of hunting, fishing and trapping. I am honored to be in the company of those who work to preserve these great pastimes and instill a love of nature and sport in the next generation,” said Barclay. “I am humbled to be chosen for this award this year.”
The Oswego County Sportsmen Federation’s mission is to “encourage, promote and defend hunting, fishing, trapping and timber management as sound conservation practices to ensure the preservation, propagation and protection of fish, game, wildlife, forests and habitat on private as well as public land and waters.”
“Since being elected, Assemblyman Barclay has worked to create and defend laws and policies that help protect sportsmen’s and Second Amendment rights,” said Chuck Parker, president of the Oswego County Sportsmen Federation. “He has long been recognized as a friend to those who are stewards of our rich lands and natural resources.”