WASHINGTON, D.C. -(Ammoland.com)- Safari Club International (SCI) is pleased to recognize Tennessee Senator Mike Bell as the 2016 SCI State Legislator of the Year.
SCI commends his efforts to advance legislation to promote hunting, Second Amendment rights, and wildlife conservation.
Elected to the Tennessee State Senate in 2010, Senator Bell currently represents District 09. Prior to his current Senate seat, he served two terms in the Tennessee House of Representatives.
An avid sportsmen and hunter, Senator Bell joined the Tennessee Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus in 2010 and was selected as Co-Chairman in 2012.
Among other accomplishments, Senator Bell has led efforts to:
- Allow firearms carry permit holders to possess a firearm in a refuge, public hunting area, or a wildlife management area;
- Prohibit anti-hunting radicals from using drones to interfere with lawful hunting and fishing;
- Protect funding for the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency;
- Enact a Constitutional Right to Hunt and Fish amendment, which would have enshrined the right to hunt, fish, and harvest game subject to reasonable rules and regulations, and established a standard for reviewing such rules and regulations.
“An avid hunter and angler and SCI Member, Senator Bell has demonstrated …Read the Rest