Congressman Paul Ryan of Wisconsin is an avid outdoorsman and participant in the Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus (CSC), serving as its Co-Chair from 2007 to 2011.
He has represented Wisconsin’s First Congressional District since 1999 and throughout his career, has demonstrated a passion for sportsmen’s issues. When he was selected as the GOP’s 2012 Vice-Presidential nominee, his Secret Service codename was Bowhunter. He frequents Hunt-n-Gear in his hometown of Janesville, Wisconsin, and is an avid reader of QDMA’s Quality Whitetails magazine. Congressman Ryan learned to love the outdoors when he was young, and he works to pass that appreciation on to his own children.
“As a lifelong hunter, outdoorsman, and conservationist, I am proud to be a member of the CSC. The values of sportsmen and women have been a focus throughout my career and I will continue to support the policies, traditions, and rights outdoorsmen, Wisconsinites and Americans across the nation enjoy.”
Congressman Ryan lives in Janesville, Wisconsin with his wife Janna and three children. Ryan currently serves as Chairman of the Ways and Means Committee. He is committed to the sporting tradition, and will work to ensure that our laws protect our wildlife, hunting, and fishing opportunities for years to come.
Congressman Ryan wins "Top Skeet" at CSF's 2014 Congressional Shoot-Out
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- Increase the price of hunting and fishing licenses, tags, permits or stamps (8.97%)
- Create new species-specific stamps (e.g. trout stamp) (3.85%)
- Implement a conservation stamp for non-consumptive users (e.g. hikers, bikers, birdwatchers, etc.) that use state-owned lands (30.77%)
- Adopt a Conservation Sales Tax at the state level on all taxable goods, with the funds allocated for conservation projects (15.38%)
- Adopt a Dedicated Sales Tax on Outdoor Goods (a state-level tax on outdoor goods similar to the Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Programs) (23.08%)
- The creation of non-profit organization dedicated to raising funds for state wildlife agencies (17.95%)