SCI Honors 2008 State Legislator of the Year, Senator Joe McPherson 

For Immediate Release
May 20, 2008

Washington, D.C. – Safari Club International has named Louisiana Senator Joe McPherson, Jr. their 2008 State Legislator of the Year. He has championed sportsmen’s issues in Louisiana’s State Senate for more than 23 years.

Senator McPherson was awarded the Governor’s Award for Conservation by the Louisiana Wildlife Federation in 2005 and named the Legislative Conservationist of the Year three times. His work on the Natural Resources Committee in Louisiana was instrumental in passing significant legislation for the sportsmen and women of Louisiana. His dedicated work for Louisiana’s hunters helped pass a state constitutional right to hunt and fish.

“Senator McPherson has personified the dedication to the hunting heritage of Louisiana and America for his entire career,” said SCI President Dennis Anderson. “I am proud that SCI has recognized such a deserving individual for this prestigious award.”


Nelson Freeman
Governmental Affairs
and Public Relations
Safari Club International


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