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June 13, 2013


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Senate Approves Farm Bill: Conservation Title and Sodsaver Program Included

The U.S. Senate has voted to approve the Agriculture Reform, Food and Jobs Act of 2013, a bipartisan Farm Bill authored by Senator Debbie Stabenow, Chairwoman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, and Ranking Member Senator Thad Cochran. Both Senators are members of the bipartisan Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus (CSC) and formed broad bipartisan support to pass the bill by...

Electronic Duck Stamp Bill Passes House with CSC Leadership

Through the dedicated efforts of the Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus (CSC), H.B. 1206, the "Permanent Electronic Duck Stamp Act of 2013" passed the House on June 3 under suspension of the rules. In March, Vice-Chair of the CSC, Representative Robert Wittman and fellow CSC member, Representative Ron Kind introduced H.B. 1206, which will allow... 


CSF Celebrates Sportsmen's Heritage at "West Coast, Wine & Wildlife"

Surrounded by the spectacular views of Oregon's Cascade Mountains, the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) was joined by members of the sportsmen's community for an evening of camaraderie in one of the nation's most acclaimed areas for hunting and fishing.CSF's "West Coast, Wine & Wildlife" reception and dinner, hosted at the...


CSF Supports U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services Proposal to Return Wolf Management to States

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) has released a proposal to delist the gray wolf under the Endangered Species Act (ESA), returning management of the species to state wildlife authorities in the lower 48 states (with the exception of the Mexican wolf population). While wolves were already delisted in...

Legislation to Restore Public Access at Cape Hatteras Moves Forward in the House

On May 15, 2013, the Preserving Access to Cape Hatteras National Seashore Recreational Area Act (H.R. 819) was approved by the House Natural Resources Committee. The legislation now awaits a vote on the House floor and is expected to...

Huron-Manistee National Forest Anti-hunting Lawsuit Dismissed

The court-mandated review of the Huron-Manistee Land and Resource Management Plan Revision of 2006 has been dismissed. After the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service approved the plan in 2006... 




North Carolina: Wildlife Resources Commission Subject to Proposed Budget Cuts

This week, the North Carolina House of Representatives will take up the proposed state budget previously passed by the Senate that features various cuts across the board. Most notably, the Wildlife Resources Commission (WRC) appropriations were slashed by 49% dropping the appropriations to the WRC from almost $18.5 million to just under $9.5 million. In contrast, the Governor's proposed budget cuts appropriations to..


North Carolina: Governor Signs Legislation to Increase Hunter Recruitment

On Tuesday, June 4, North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory signed legislation that will significantly increase hunter recruitment and retention in the state of North Carolina.S.B. 234 effectively establishes a Hunting Apprentice Permit that enables youth or beginners to experience hunting without completing the hunter education course...


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