Palmesano Joins Local Sportsmen At “Sportsmen Awareness Day”

Discusses role of outdoor activities in the lives of New Yorkers

Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R,C,I – Corning) recently joined with sportsmen and outdoor enthusiasts from throughout New York at the Assembly Minority Conference’s Second Annual Sportsmen and Outdoor Recreation Legislative Awareness Day.

At the event, organizations specializing in hunting, fishing and other outdoor recreation activities provided information to those in attendance. Participants also had the opportunity to discuss sportsmen activities with local and state officials, as well as give feedback about the role that these activities play in their lives and how legislation can infringe on those activities.

“New York has a long history of hunting, fishing, trapping and other outdoor recreational activities and it is important that we protect our Second Amendment rights to enjoy these activities,” said Palmesano. “These activities contribute more than $6 billion to the New York state economy each year so it is vital that we preserve and support this industry to help create and retain jobs.”