As a longtime member and current House Co-Chair of the Oregon Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus, Representative Sal Esquivel has been a strident advocate for Oregon’s sportsmen in the Legislature for many years. Representative Esquivel currently serves as a member of the National Assembly of Sportsmen’s Caucuses (NASC) Executive Council and was instrumental in Oregon securing host duties for the 2014 NASC Annual Sportsman-Legislator Summit.
A lifelong hunter and angler, Sal harvested his first pheasant when he was 12 and his first deer when he was 18. As a native of Medford, OR, he has hunted and fished all across Oregon, pursuing virtually every game species that the state has to offer. He especially enjoys hunting deer, elk, upland birds, and waterfowl, as well as fishing for salmon and steelhead and fly fishing for trout. In addition to his involvement and leadership with NASC, Representative Esquivel is a life time member of the National Rifle Association, and a member of Oregon Outdoors Council, Ducks Unlimited, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and Oregon Hunters Association.
Over the years, Representative Esquivel has authored and co-sponsored numerous pieces of pro-sportsmen legislation. Additionally, in his role as Vice-Chair of the Oregon House Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee, Representative Esquivel works closely with fellow legislators, sportsmen’s groups, and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife to ensure that the interests of Oregon’s sportsmen are represented at both the legislative and agency levels.
"As someone who grew up hunting and fishing across our great state, and continues to pursue those passions to this day, it has been of paramount importance to me to represent Oregon’s sportsmen and women in the State Legislature. Given the current economic and budgetary climate, along with recent threats to our sporting heritage, it is critical that legislators work to ensure Oregon’s sportsmen and women have ample opportunities to hunt, fish, shoot, and trap, allowing them to continue to provide the vital conservation dollars that go to maintaining healthy fish and game populations,” said Rep. Esquivel.
Rep. Esquivel turkey hunting near his home in Oregon
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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%)