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January 24, 2014


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

To celebrate the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation's (CSF) 25th Anniversary, CSF hosted a reception on January 15, in partnership with InterMedia Outdoors, at the National Shooting Sports Foundation's annual SHOT Show in Las Vegas, NV. CSF took the opportunity to unveil the 25th Anniversary report highlighting....


Three Antelope Species Exempted from Excessive Government Restrictions

On January 17, President Obama signed into law the 2014 Omnibus Bill (H.R. 3547), which includes a provision to ensure the future of three antelope species nearly extinct in their native countries but flourishing in the United States. This provision, known as the "Three Amigos," exempts...


American Wildlife Conservation Partners Support Combating International Wildlife Trafficking

Thirty member organizations of the American Wildlife Conservation Partners (AWCP), including the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF), submitted a letter on January 6 to the Task Force on Wildlife Trafficking, requesting consideration of the North American Model of Wildlife Conservation and the American System of Conservation Funding in deliberations on potential U.S. policies for international conservation.More specifically, the signatories of this letter were writing to...




Michigan Governor Rick Snyder and New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan join Governors Sportsmen's Caucus

The Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) is proud to announce that Michigan Governor Rick Snyder and New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan have joined the Governors Sportsmen's Caucus (GSC). Governors Snyder and Hassan join 24 other governors in the unified, bipartisan effort to protect and advance hunting, recreational angling and shooting and trapping. The 26 governors in the GSC represent...

Virginia: Sunday Hunting Legislation Passes House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee

Sunday Hunting legislation (H.B. 1237) was reported out of the Virginia House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee on Wednesday, January 22, by a vote of 12-10. Introduced by Delegate C. Todd Gilbert, this provision would allow for hunting on private property on Sundays, provided the hunter has written permission...

Vermont: Sportsmen's Caucus Reception A Resounding Success
On Tuesday, January 21, the Vermont Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus held its annual Sportsmen's Caucus Reception to jump-start the 2014 legislative session. Over 50 members of the Vermont Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus were joined by state and national conservation partners, as well as staff from...

New Hampshire: Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus Holds Caucus Luncheon

On Wednesday, January 22, the New Hampshire Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus held its first event of 2014, a Caucus Luncheon, in Concord. At the event Caucus members met to discuss a wide range of issues concerning New Hampshire's sportsmen and women...


CSF Works with Sportsmen's Community to Develop Strategies for Recruitment and Retention

On Tuesday, January 21, CSF Western States Manager Andy Treharne joined state fish and wildlife agency experts, outdoor industry leaders and members of the sportsmen's community in Denver, Colorado to discuss the future of hunter and recreational shooter recruitment and retention during a gathering of the Council to Advance the Hunting and Shooting Sports. As a member of the Council, CSF...

On Thursday, January 16, sportsmen and women from the Peach State gathered at the Georgia State Capitol in Atlanta for the 12th Annual "Georgia Sportsmen's and Coastal Day at the Capitol." Various sportsmen conservation organizations...

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