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June 26, 2014

 

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ON CAPITOL HILL

Sportsmen's Community Supports Wildfire Disaster Funding Act

Longer, more severe wildfire seasons, increased development of the urban interface, and millions of acres of fuel loads exceeding the historic range of forest variability are among many factors contributing to the need to transfer funds from non-fire programs to pay for wildfire suppression...

  

Federal Fisheries Agency Adjusts Misleading Economic Information

After significant objection from the recreational fishing and boating community, the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) has taken steps to correct a key fisheries economics report that misleadingly indicated that the domestic commercial fishing industry in the United States was significantly larger than the recreational fishing industry...

  

Wildlife and Hunting Heritage Conservation Council Meets in Wyoming

The Wildlife and Hunting Heritage Conservation Council (WHHCC), a federal advisory committee tasked with advising the Secretaries of Agriculture and Interior on agency issues impacting hunters and the nation's wildlife resources, recently gathered in Cody, Wyoming on June 17 and  18.

 

IN THE STATES

 

Wyoming Joins National Assembly of Sportsmen's Caucuses as 43rd State

The Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) is pleased to announce the formation of the Wyoming Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus. As the 43rd state to join the National Assembly of Sportsmen's Caucuses (NASC), this effort will provide an opportunity to further highlight issues and policies of interest to Wyoming hunters, anglers and recreational shooters and trappers...

 

Virginia Lieutenant Governor Joins the Governors Sportsmen's Caucus

The Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) is pleased to announce that Virginia Lieutenant Governor Ralph Northam has joined the Governors Sportsmen's Caucus (GSC). In a bipartisan effort to protect and advance hunting, angling, recreational shooting and trapping, the GSC now consists of 29 members, which represent large outdoor constituencies that include many of America's nearly 40 million hunters and anglers who contribute more than $90 billion annually to the U.S. economy... 

 

North Carolina Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus Weighs in on Red Wolf Issue

This week, the North Carolina Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus sent a letter to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), expressing support for the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission (WRC) and their request for an "immediate programmatic evaluation" of the Service's experimental red wolf program...

 

New Hampshire Nonresident Student Hunting and Angling License Bill Signed into Law

On June 11, Governors Sportsmen's Caucus member Governor Maggie Hassan signed into law HB 1290 (Chapter No. 2014-96). HB 1290 was sponsored by New Hampshire Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus member Representative Benjamin Lefebvre and was co-sponsored by several additional Caucus members, including Co-Chairs, Representative Jeff Goley and Senator Jeff Woodburn... 

 

CSF NEWS


National Shooting Sports Foundation Develops Video Highlighting CSF's 25th Anniversary

The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) recently developed a video highlighting the 25th anniversary of the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation's (CSF). The video featured NSSF President and CSF Board Member Steve Sanetti who elaborated on the unique partnership CSF and NSSF share and also recognized CSF's twenty five years on Capitol Hill and our mission of protecting and advancing hunting, angling, recreational shooting and trapping...


Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation to Host Regional Event in Georgia

On Sunday, June 29, the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) will host the first Southeast Regional event of the year. This event presents an opportunity for sportsmen and women to gather for an afternoon of sporting clays, fishing, and archery followed by a low country boil and auction...
 

Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation to Host July Breakfast Briefing

On Wednesday, July 16, the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) will host a Breakfast Briefing on Capitol Hill focusing on the Wildfire Disaster Funding Act (WDFA). Recently introduced in both the House (H.R. 3992) and the Senate (S. 1875), WDFA is supported by the many Americans who hunt and fish on federal public lands... 
 
Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation's 25th Annual Banquet & Auction
The Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation's (CSF) 25th Annual Banquet & Auction will be held Wednesday, September 10, 2014. The yearly Banquet & Auction provides an opportunity for the sportsmen's community, supporters and friends of CSF...

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For more information on the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation go to www.SportsmensLink.org or contact Cole Henry at 202.543.6850 x 19 or email cole@sportsmenslink.org