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March 6, 2014


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Members of the Governors Sportsmen's Caucus Gather at Washington Reception

On Saturday, February 22, members of the Governors Sportsmen's Caucus (GSC) gathered for a reception in Washington, D.C. hosted by the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF). Nine governors were in attendance, joined by members of the sportsmen's conservation community, gubernatorial staff, congressional staff, federal agency staff and partners of CSF for an evening of camaraderie and discussion on important issues facing the sportsmen's community...


Righting a Wrong: New Red Snapper Allocation Needs Public Support

Currently, the harvestable pounds of red snapper are allocated at 51 percent to the commercial sector and 49 percent to the recreational sector each year. These allocation percentages were established some 30 years ago using data from a survey system that has since been replaced because of gross inaccuracies. The recreational community has been calling for a complete re-examination of allocations based on the fisheries best use for the nation and better data...  




Sunday Hunting Restrictions Lifted in Virginia

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe has signed Sunday hunting into law, allowing Virginia to join the 40 other states that allow hunting on privately owned lands on Sundays. Sponsored by Delegate Todd Gilbert, and cosponsored by many members of the Virginia Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus, HB 1237 passed the Senate on February 18 (28-11) after clearing the House of Delegates on January 30 (71-27). An identical bill (SB 154) sponsored by Senator Phillip Puckett also reached the Governor's desk, after passing the Senate on February 10 (29-10) and later the House on February 28 (73-24)...


Governors Sportsmen's Caucus Strengthens Membership

Coming off of a successful Governors Sportsmen's Caucus (GSC) reception in Washington, D.C., the GSC has recently strengthened its membership and added a new Vice-Chair to its leadership team... 


Washington: Caucus Gathers for Legislative Shootout

On Tuesday, February 25, Evergreen State lawmakers broke away from the Capitol for an afternoon of recreational shooting and celebration of Washington's sportsmen's heritage at the Evergreen Sportsmen's Club in Littlerock. Held on-and-off since the 1980s, the Shootout has grown to include more than a hundred participants who gather to learn about the sportsmen's community's impact on Washington and enjoy an afternoon at the range...


Oregon: Legislators Host Sportsmen's Caucus Banquet

The Oregon Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus joined allies from the state's sportsmen's community at the Willamette Heritage Center on Wednesday, February 26 for a celebration of bipartisan cooperation in support of the Beaver State's hunters, anglers, recreational shooters and trappers...


New York: Sportsmen's Caucus Breakfast

On Wednesday, February 26, the New York Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus held it's first event of 2014, a Caucus Breakfast. The Co-Chairs of the Caucus, Senator Greg Ball and Assemblymember Aileen Gunther, we're joined by approximately 20 of their colleagues from both chambers and both sides of the aisle to discuss legislative priorities for the 2014 session and to interact with leaders of the New York sportsmen's and conservation community...


Virginia: Final Caucus Meeting of 2014

With Virginia's 2014 legislative session coming to a close, the Virginia Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus held its final Caucus Meeting on Thursday, February 27. While in session, the Virginia Caucus meets once a week to be briefed on critical sportsmen's issues and to discuss current legislation... 

National Assembly of Sportsmen's Caucuses Executive Council President Senator Robin Webb Assists with Program for Kentucky Tourism

On February 17, National Assembly of Sportsmen's Caucuses (NASC) Executive Council President State Senator Robin Webb (KY) joined Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus member and Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell and Senator Rand Paul, as well as Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner James Comer, to announce an ecotourism initiative in eastern Kentucky...  




Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation to Host 25th Anniversary Leadership Dinner

In celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) and the Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus (CSC), CSF is hosting the 25th Anniversary Leadership Dinner on March 25th.  This event will allow the opportunity to recognize the current and former leadership of the CSC as well as discuss current issues affecting sportsmen and women.  For more information, please contact PJ Carleton at or call (202) 543-6850 x 22.  

The Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) is pleased to partner with the Central Florida Shootout, held from May 2 - 4 in Port Canaveral, Florida. The Shootout includes over 1,500 participants and encourages youth to get involved with angling by providing them...

Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation Seeks Office Assistant

The Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation is seeking an entry-level Office Assistant to support all office operations and provide administrative support to...

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