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March 19, 2014


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

Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus Leadership Restores Funding from Sportsmen Trust Funds

Last week, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and U.S. Department of Interior agreed to release funding sequestered from the Wildlife Restoration, Sport Fish Restoration and Boating Safety Trust Funds to the states. Money for the Trust Funds is derived from excise taxes levied on motorboat fuel and hunting and fishing equipment and then are distributed back to the states to pay for projects and programs important to outdoor recreation activities...


Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation Supports the Wild Game Donation Act

The Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) recently showed support for H.R. 3728, the Wild Game Donation Act introduced by Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus (CSC) member Representative Don Young. H.R. 3728 will make hunters who donate meat to food-based charities eligible for a tax credit for the processing cost of their game meat, as well as provide a tax deduction for processors who take part in charitable donation programs and protects against the use of spoiled meats for charitable contributions... 




Quality Deer Management Association's Whitetail Summit

From March 3-6, Brent Miller, Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation's (CSF) Northeastern States Director, represented CSF at the Quality Deer Management Association's (QDMA) Whitetail Summit. The Summit, held at Bass Pro Shop's Big Cedar Lodge in Branson, MO, was the first event of its kind, in that it focused exclusively on the future of whitetail management and our hunting heritage... 


Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation Staff Attends Vermont Outdoor Show

On Saturday, March 15, CSF's Northeastern States Director, Brent Miller, hosted a booth at the Vermont Outdoor show in Rutland Vermont. CSF attended the event to interact with members of Vermont's sportsmen's community and in-state conservation partners, as well as to promote the 25th Anniversary of CSF, the 10th Anniversary of the National Assembly of Sportsmen's Caucuses, and the 5th Anniversary of the Governors Sportsmen's Caucus... 

Florida: Sportsmen's Caucus Dinner a Great Success

The Florida Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus hosted their annual dinner this past Monday, March 17, outside of Tallahassee, FL. The Co-Chairs of the Caucus, Rep. Doug Holder and Sen. Thad Altman, were joined by 15 of their colleagues as well numerous representatives from the sportsmen's community...  


Arizona Legislators Gather to Celebrate Sportsmen's Heritage

On March 18, Arizona Legislators for Wildlife (ALW), a member of the National Assembly of Sportsmen's Caucuses (NASC), joined the Arizona Game and Fish Department to host a "cast and blast" at the Ben Avery Shooting Facility in Phoenix, AZ...




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

In celebration of 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 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. 


Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation Partners with Central Florida Shootout

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...

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