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April 24, 2013


Your Trusted Source for Federal and State Policy Updates and News Concerning Our Sportsmen's Heritage
This morning, the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) was joined by nine members of the Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus (CSC) and representatives of the recreational fishing community at a breakfast briefing on Capitol Hill. The briefing addressed the reauthorization of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSA) and highlighted...

Final National Ocean Policy Implementation Plan Released

On April 16, 2013, the National Ocean Council released the final National Ocean Policy Implementation Plan. The National Ocean Policy, created by Executive Order 13547 on July 19, 2010, established the National Ocean Council, which consists of 27 Federal agencies, departments, and offices working together to share information and streamline decision-making. The Council developed the...

CSF Signs On to Letter in Support of FLTFA

On April 22, the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation, along with 85 other conservation organizations, signed on to a letter in support of S. 368, the Federal Land Transaction Facilitation Act Reauthorization of 2013 (FLTFA reauthorization). FLTFA is a common-sense lands tool that achieves...



Florida Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus Holds Caucus Dinner

The Florida Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus held a caucus dinner on Thursday, April 11 at a hunting preserve outside of Tallahassee in the waning weeks of the legislative session. The dinner provided an opportunity to discuss sportsmen's issues, welcome new Caucus members and highlight... 

Maryland - General Assembly and Governor O'Malley Approve Funding to Promote Maryland as America's Premier Destination to Hunt and Fish

Fishing and hunting is big business in America and the sportsmen of Maryland want to see more of their brethren spend their dollars doing so here. This was the message sent in October 2012 to Maryland's Governor Martin O'Malley  by the Maryland Legislative Sportsmen's Foundation on behalf of... 

New Hampshire - Lead Sinker Ban (SB 89) to be Heard in Committee

In 2000, New Hampshire was the first state to ban lead sinkers and jigs. The alleged justification for such a ban was to protect common loons and other diving birds. In the years following, several additional bills were passed which further impacted the use of lead tackle. Last year, SB 224 was considered, which would have...

Washington Legislators Gather to Celebrate Outdoor Traditions

On April 4, approximately 60 Washington legislators gathered at the Evergreen Sportsmen's Club outside Olympia to participate in the Washington Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus Shootout at Littlerock. Prior to hitting the trap course, legislators including Caucus Chair Senator Pam Roach took time to...

Oregon Cougar Management Bill Clears House

On Tuesday, April 23, the Oregon House of Representatives resoundingly passed House Bill 2624, legislation that would allow local communities to decide if they would like the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife to allow the use of dogs to manage cougar populations in their area. Designed to once again give wildlife managers the tools they need to actively manage predator populations, the effort to pass this legislation through the House has been led by...

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