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April 17, 2014


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Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation Supports Reallocation of the Gulf Red Snapper Fishery

Federal mismanagement and misallocation of the nation's saltwater fisheries, specifically red snapper, were on full display last week with the potential decision to further restrict the federal recreational red snapper season to 11 days. The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council Reef Fish Committee's decision to reduce the season to the fewest days in the history of the fishery was facilitated by a ruling of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia that the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) had improperly managed the recreational sector in 2013...  



Tennessee Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus Hosts Reception Celebrating Successful Legislative Session


On April 9, Tennessee sportsmen-legislators gathered at the War Memorial Building in Nashville to enjoy a reception hosted by the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Foundation and Tennessee Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus member Representative Ron Lollar.  As the session winds down in the state, the reception offered a time for legislators, Tennessee Wildlife Resources Foundation staff, Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency staff, and sportsmen's groups to enjoy a night of camaraderie and reflect on legislative successes. The informal event, with a strong number of legislators in attendance, saw over 100 total guests attend... 


New Hampshire Legislator Suppressor Demonstration


On April 11, Brent Miller, Northeastern States Director for the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) attended a demonstration for state legislators on the use of gun sound suppressors at the Sig Sauer Academy in Epping, New Hampshire. This event was co-hosted by the American Silencer Association and the Sig Sauer Academy. At the event, nearly 20 New Hampshire legislators were able to fire a number of different suppressed firearms with both super-sonic and sub-sonic loads in various hunting and defense applications...




The Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) recently named two new Honorary Members to its Board of Directors during their April meeting. Approved by current board members, the Honorary Board is made up of former board members who are selected to continue to formally work with the CSF Board and staff to provide thoughtful advice for advancing CSF's mission of protecting and advancing hunting, angling, recreational shooting and trapping in the halls of government... 


States Program Coordinator - Western Region 
The Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) seeks a Western States Coordinator to co-manage the state sportsmen's caucus effort organized under the National Assembly of Sportsmen's Caucuses (NASC) and the Governors Sportsmen's Caucus (GSC) programs for the Western Region of the United States...  


Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation Hires Office Coordinator


The Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) is pleased to announce Katie Bowling as the Office Coordinator in CSF's headquarters in Washington, DC. Katie will support all office operations and provide administrative support to the Finance Director and Development and Events team...


Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation to Host Regional Event in California 


On Wednesday, June 4, the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) will host the first regional event of the year in Sonoma, California.  This unique event presents an opportunity for sportsmen and women, along with policy makers and wine aficionados, to enjoy a day of shooting at the Wing & Barrel Ranch, followed by a cocktail reception and dinner... 


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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