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September 5, 2013


Your Trusted Source for Federal and State Policy Updates and News Concerning Our Sportsmen's Heritage

National Wildlife Refuge System Releases Draft Strategic Plan for Outdoor Recreation  

Since the fall of 2010, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) has been working to create a renewed vision for the National Wildlife Refuge System (NWRS). Finalized in October of 2011, the new vision, titled "Conserving the Future: Wildlife Refuges and the Next Generation," includes 24 recommendations, which incorporated...

Gulf Council Still On the Hook For Better Snapper Management

Chris Horton, Midwestern States Director for CSF, offered public comments on behalf of recreational anglers at last week's Gulf of Mexico Fisheries Management Council Meeting in San Antonio, Texas. Much of the focus of the meeting was centered on the current crisis regarding the management of... 




California: Lead Ammunition Ban Advances


On Friday, August 30, the California Senate Appropriations Committee voted 5-2 to pass legislation that would require the use of non-lead ammunition for the taking of all wildlife, including game mammals and birds, with a firearm. If passed by the full Senate and signed by California Governor Jerry Brown, Assembly Bill 711 would...




Kentucky: Governor's Sportsmen's Caucus Hosts Sportsmen's Event


On Saturday, September 7, various governors will join Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) staff and members of the sportsmen's community in Louisville, KY for a Governor's Sportsmen's Caucus (GSC) reception.  


CSF Annual Banquet & Auction


Don't miss your opportunity to bid on exotic hunting and fishing trips, high-end firearms, archery and NASCAR packages, and some of the best gear the outdoor industry has to offer at the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation's (CSF) 24th Annual Banquet and Auction on September 11, 2013.



CSF Announces Hiring of Policy and Communications Assistant


The Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) is pleased to announce the hiring of Sara Leonard as the Policy and Communications Assistant. In this position, Sara will work in the DC office contributing to federal and state policy and communication efforts.


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