Rep. Mark Green leading fight to protect school archery and hunting programs

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By Gabriella Hoffman 

I think this, you know, propagates from a health standpoint, good information to students who maybe don’t get trained by their parents. So that’s a good thing. And if we remove it, we take that away. It you know, that’s, that’s just one, and then there are a lot of kids, you know, particularly children who don’t grow up with the heritage of hunting who, who get involved in these programs, and then it starts a new heritage for that family. So depriving people have that I think is a huge loss.” — Rep. Mark Green (R-TN)

In Episode 381 of District of Conservation, Gabriella speaks exclusively with Rep. Mark Green of Tennessee’s 7th Congressional District. Rep. Mark Green, along with Rpe. Rich Hudson, introduced the first bill to restore funding for school archery and hunting programs. He gives listeners an update on his efforts, bipartisan support to restore funding, and why he didn’t support the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act that invited this to begin with. Tune in to learn more!

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Protecting Hunting and Archery in Schools Act of 2023

 H.R.5110, the Protecting Hunting Heritage and Education Act

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Gabriella Hoffman

Gabriella Hoffman is a Media Strategist and Award-Winning Outdoor Writer. She hosts the “District of Conservation” podcast and CFACT’s original YouTube series “Conservation Nation.”

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