ST. PAUL - Rep. Dean Urdahl, R-Grove City, recently accepted a position with the Minnesota Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus.
The caucus is a bipartisan group of legislators from both the Minnesota Senate and House who have an interest in issues that are important to Minnesota sports enthusiasts. The caucus and its operating guidelines are sanctioned by the Minnesota Outdoor Heritage Alliance, its supporting foundation.
“I’m honored to join the Sportsmen’s Caucus,” Urdahl said. “I look forward to working with the caucus to promote hunting, fishing and other outdoor activities Minnesotans enjoy.”
Caucus membership requires a legislator to sign a general statement in support of hunting and fishing traditions. As a member of the Sportsmen’s Caucus, a legislator will attend at least two caucus meetings during the legislative session and one outdoor-associated banquet during the year. Members are not bound to particular votes, however.
“The Minnesota Outdoor Heritage Alliance is delighted to welcome Rep. Urdahl to the Sportsmen’s Caucus and we look forward to working with him on hunting, fishing, shooting, and trapping issues,” said Don McMillan, President of the Minnesota Outdoor Heritage Alliance Foundation.
The Sportsmen’s Caucus meets bi-weekly with the MOHA to gather support for key issues. The caucus has been officially recognized by the National Association of Sportsmen Caucuses and the Congressional Sportsmen Foundation.
“I’m pleased to welcome Rep. Urdahl as the newest member of the Sportsmen’s Caucus,” said caucus chair Sen. Satveer Chaudhary, D-Fridley. “I encourage sportsmen to contact Rep. Urdahl with their thoughts and to congratulate him on his written pledge to support sportsmen issues.”
Dean Urdahl represents District 18B in the Minnesota House of Representatives. The district includes most of Meeker County and a portion of Wright County. This is Urdahl’s fourth term in the Legislature after being elected in 2002, 2004, 2006 and 2008.