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February 28, 2013


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CSF Hosts "Welcome Back" Reception

 Against a backdrop of partisan divisiveness on Capitol Hill, the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) held its Annual "Welcome to Congress" reception for members of the Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus (CSC) for the 113th Congress on Tuesday night. The reception, which included 46 bipartisan Members of Congress, from both sides of the Capitol, focused on... 


Governors Sportsmen's Caucus Gathers in Washington
On February 23, members of the Governors Sportsmen's Caucus (GSC) gathered in Washington, D.C. with sportsmen-industry leaders at the "Governors Sportsmen's Caucus Washington Reception." The eight governors in attendance voiced their commitment to America's outdoor sporting traditions that the GSC works to protect and recalled...


CSF Staff Attends Rigs to Reefs Workshop in New Orleans

On February 21, Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) Midwestern States Director Chris Horton attended the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement's (BSEE) workshop on the Rigs to Reefs program in New Orleans as a follow-up to their November informational meeting in Houston. During the workshop, participants discussed...

Sportsmen's Groups Urge Secretaries of Agriculture and Interior to include Making Public Lands Public Language in FY2014 Budget

On Tuesday February 26, 41 hunting and fishing conservation organizations sent a letter urging Secretaries Salazar and Vilsack to continue funding hunter and angler access projects within the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) for FY2014. This important budget item would dedicate a very small portion of the LWCF to...

CSF Board Member Phil Morlock Receives Rick Amsbury Award of Excellence

Phil Morlock, Director of Environmental Affairs for Shimano and Board Member of the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF), received the Rick Amsbury Award of Excellence on February 15 at the Spring Fishing and Boat Show in Mississauga, Ontario. The Rick Amsbury Award is presented annually to...



New Hampshire - Proposed Ban on Taking Bear over Bait (SB 56) Defeated

On Thursday, February 14, SB 56, which would have banned the practice of taking bears overbait in New Hampshire, was defeated by a voice vote. This bill was initially introduced on January 3 by Senator Jeanie Forrester. Members of the New Hampshire Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus were successful in...

Maryland - Committee Hearing on Pro-Angling Access Bill (HB 797)

Maryland HB 797, introduced by Delegate Maggie McIntosh, was heard in the Maryland House Environmental Matters Committee at 1:00pm on Tuesday, February 26. HB 797, initially introduced on February 6, would help promote...

The 2013 Sportsmen's Economic Impact Report

This month, CSF released state specific factsheets highlighting the economic impact from sportsmen and women in all 50 states. The state fact sheets follow the release of CSF's national report, America's Sporting Heritage, Fueling the American Economy,which was released in mid-January. Intended to provide a series of "sound bites" that resonate within the outdoor community as well as the general public, the CSF data spotlights...

CSF Highlights Hunting and Fishing Economics on Arizona Radio

On Saturday, February 23, Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) Western States Manager Andy Treharne appeared on KNST Tucson's Arizona Outdoors program to discuss the economic impact of Arizona's sportsmen and women with host Paul Birmingham. In short, the economic benefits... 

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