Assemblyman Will Barclay (R,C,I?Pulaski) said today he will join lawmakers in Albany to host the first ever Sportsmen and Outdoor Recreation Legislative Awareness Day at the State Capitol.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Since being elected to office, I have fought hard to protect sportsmen rights and recreational hunting,Ã¢â‚¬Â said Barclay. Ã¢â‚¬Å“I believe these long-honored traditions not only preserve our heritage and families but keep game populations in check and protect the environment.Ã¢â‚¬Â
On Jan. 12, 2010, anyone with an interest in supporting sportsmen’s rights, learning more about the industry and expanding the freedoms associated can attend the event which begins at 9 a.m. A formal meeting will be held at Noon at the Well, on the corner of State and S. Swan Streets in Albany. Assemblyman Barclay will meet privately with interested constituents in his legislative office building following the meeting at 1 p.m.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“With more than 7,500 lakes and ponds, 50,000 miles of rivers and streams and hundreds of miles of coastline, there are abundant opportunities for world-class fishing for a wide variety of cold, warm and saltwater fish species,Ã¢â‚¬Â added Barclay. Ã¢â‚¬Å“Several bills exist which, if passed, would harm sportsmen and the near-billion dollar industry they support,Ã¢â‚¬Â said Barclay.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“I’m pleased to sponsor legislation that would not only protect our current right to bear arms but expand the industry to create a stronger self-sustaining enterprise that supports wildlife conservation and provides economic benefits to the state,Ã¢â‚¬Â said Barclay.
To become involved with this event on Jan. 12, contact the Assemblyman’s office at (315) 598-5185 or e-mail [email protected]