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March 27, 2013

 

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ON CAPITOL HILL

Members of the Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus Sign on to Gray Wolf Letter

On March 22, 64 members of the Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus (CSC) signed on to a bipartisan letter addressed to Dan Ashe, Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), supporting the nationwide delisting of the gray wolf under the Endangered Species Act. The letter, signed by 59 Members of the House of Representatives and 13 Members of the U.S. Senate...

CSF Sends Letter to House and Senate Leadership on Sequestration

In August of 2011, Congress passed the Budget Control Act of 2011
aimed at cutting the federal deficit by $1.2 trillion over the next 10 years by mandating automatic spending caps on the federal government's nondefense-related, mandatory and discretionary spending - known as sequestration. This legislation requires that 5.1% of the nation's Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Programs and Boating Safety Trust Fund...

Hearing Held on Cape Hatteras National Seashore Recreational Area Act
On Thursday, March 14, the House Committee on Natural Resources held a hearing on the Preserving Access to Cape Hatteras National Seashore Recreational Area Act (
H.R. 819). Click here to watch the archived hearing webcast. This bill will reinstate the Interim Management Strategy governing off-road vehicle (ORV) use in...

Bipartisan Members of the CSC Reintroduce Sodsaver Legislation

On March 20, members of the Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus (CSC) re-introduced H.R. 686, the bipartisan "Protect Our Prairies Act." Reintroduced by CSC House Vice-Chair Tim Walz and CSC member Kristin Noem, H.R. 686 is sponsored by seven members of the CSC, including all four members of CSC House leadership: Co-Chairs Rep. Bob Latta and Rep. Bennie Thompson and Vice-Chairs, Rep. Rob Wittman and Rep. Tim Walz. The CSC House leadership also sent...

IN THE STATES

Maryland: Pro-Angling Access Bill Clears House, Heads to Senate

Maryland HB 797, introduced by Delegate Maggie McIntosh, passed the Maryland House of Delegates on Monday, March 25, with a strong bipartisan vote of 130-3. HB 797, initially introduced on February 6, would help... 

 

North Carolina: Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus Hosts Annual Dinner

On Tuesday, March 12, the North Carolina Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus hosted its Annual Dinner to thank their members and the state's conservation community for continued support of sportsmen's initiatives. The dinner was widely attended by elected officials and also included representatives from state chapters of other conservation organizations such as...

 

Nevada: Anti-Bear Hunting Measure Awaits Committee Hearing

As one of the fundamental tenants of the North American Model of Wildlife Conservation, science is a crucial component of our country's successful efforts to professionally manage wildlife in the public trust. Unfortunately, certain efforts at the state level seek to undermine the scientific evidence gathered by...

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