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October 2, 2013


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

Bipartisan Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus Leadership Introduces 2013 Sportsmen's Package


In a significant advancement for sportsmen and women across the country, the bipartisan House leadership of the Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus (CSC) introduced the Sportsmen's Heritage and Recreational Enhancement (SHARE) Act of 2013. Known as H.R. 3197, this legislative package includes various pro-sportsmen's bills that will help...

Against the backdrop of Minute Maid Park, home of Major League Baseball's Houston Astros, the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) hosted the 2013 "Texas Bass, Bucks & Boots," reception and dinner. Bringing its mission to Texas, CSF was joined by members of the sportsmen's conservation community, professional athletes and other supporters to celebrate the Lone Star State's rich sportsmen's heritage. The evening served as an opportunity for...


Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus Members Urge Support for the Red Snapper Conservation Act


Members of the Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus (CSC) recently sent a "Dear Colleague" letter seeking original cosponsors for the Gulf of Mexico Red Snapper Conservation Act of 2013 (H.R. 3099).The bipartisan sponsors of H.R. 3099 include House CSC Co-Chairs, Representatives Bob Latta and Bennie Thompson and Vice-Chairs, Representatives Rob Wittman and Tim Walz.This legislation would establish...  


Interior Department Proposes Expansion of Hunting and Fishing Opportunities on National Wildlife Refuge System


Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell recently announced that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is proposing to expand fishing and hunting opportunities throughout the National Wildlife Refuge System, opening up new hunting programs on six refuges and expanding existing hunting and fishing programs on another 20 refuges. The proposed rule also modifies...



Maine: Bear Hunting under Attack by Humane Society of the United States (HSUS)

The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) is currently gathering signatures for a ballot referendum to ban bear hunting in Maine by hounding, trapping and baiting. In 2004, HSUS tried to restrict the Maine bear hunt with a ballot question very similar to the one they are proposing now; that year, Mainers voted "No" and rejected the HSUS anti-hunting campaign. Now HSUS is back in Maine, soliciting signatures to force the issue onto...




National Assembly of Sportsmen's Caucuses' 10th Annual Sportsman - Legislator Summit

Registration is now open for the National Assembly of Sportsmen's Caucuses' (NASC) 10th Annual Sportsman - Legislator Summit at Rend Lake in Whittington, IL from November 18 - 21, 2013.

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