About the Contributors

Bill Horn
Director of Federal Affairs

Bill Horn is one of America’s top legal minds in the area of wildlife and natural resources law.  Early in his career he worked as a Congressional staffer on the old House Interior Committee.   Bill was appointed Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Fish, Wildlife, and Parks by President Reagan.  In that job, he oversaw the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Park Service and directed important programs regarding migratory bird hunting, the Endangered Species Act, and fisheries restoration programs. He also chaired the Great Lakes Fishery Commission and the National Wildlife Refuge Centennial Commission.

He began working with USSA and USSAF in 1989.

When not manning the political and legal front lines on behalf of hunters and anglers, he is a hardcore grouse and woodcock hunter, waterfowler, and saltwater fly fisher.  His passion for these pursuits has spurred ventures into outdoor writing and his articles have appeared in The Pointing Dog Journal, American Angler, and Florida Sportsman magazines. Bill’s first book – Seasons on the Flats: An Angler’s Year in the Florida Keys – will be released this summer.

Evan Heusinkveld
Director of State Services

Evan Heusinkveld gained his practical political experience working as a Senior Legislative Aide in the Ohio House of Representatives. Prior to that he worked on the staff of a U.S. Senator. He joined USSA in 2007 and holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Ohio University.

Evan coordinates USSA’s legislative strategies in all 50 states. He also develops and manages campaigns to defeat anti-hunting proposals nationwide. Evan is USSA’s point man for Families Afield, which has resulted in more than three-quarters of a million apprentice hunting licenses since 2006.

Evan is an ardent wing shooter and angler. He particularly enjoys hunting upland game, waterfowl and turkey and fishing Alaska.

Areas of expertise include:

  • Legislative Campaign Management
  • Political Strategies to Protect Hunting
  • Removing Barriers to New Hunters
  • State Legislative Issues

Jeremy Rine
In House Counsel and
Assoc. Dir. of State Services

Jeremy Rineprovides legal analysis of legislation and coordinates campaigns for sportsmen-related issues nationwide. Jeremy is USSA’s liaison for all sportsmen related court cases. He serves as USSA’s In-House Legal Counsel and advises the organization on matters involving non-profit and corporate law.

Jeremy obtained his bachelor’s degree in political science and history from The Ohio State University and his juris doctor from Capital University Law School. He is a former legislative intern of the U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance.

Jeremy enjoys waterfowl hunting, turkey hunting and deer hunting.

Areas of expertise include:

  • Legislative Analysis
  • Legal Strategies
  • Corporate Consulting
  • Non-Profit Law

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