Sen. J.J. Dossett was recently appointed by his fellow legislators to serve as Co-Chair of the Oklahoma Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus (OLSC). The Sperry Democrat replaces Sen. John Sparks of Norman who completed his chairmanship last month.
“Hunting and fishing is an important part of our state’s heritage and plays a strong role in our tourism industry and economy,” said Dossett. “This caucus works to protect and promote the sportsmen’s traditions in Oklahoma and I’m honored to have been chosen to serve in this role.”
In Oklahoma, the state's 779,000 hunters and fishermen spend $1.5 billion annually and support 23,432 jobs. The caucus is part of the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation (CSF) that works in the states with pro-sportsmen elected leaders through the collaboration of the individual caucuses that make up the National Assembly of Sportsmen’s Caucuses and governors who are part of the Governors Sportsmen’s Caucus.
Working with CSF in a coordinated effort in Oklahoma are five members of the Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus, Gov. Mary Fallin and the OLSC. The leadership of the OLSC consists of one Republican Representative and Senator as well as one Democratic Representative and Senator.