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CSF Opposes Government Ban on Elephant Ivory Importation

Recently, Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus member Representative Steve Daines (MT) introduced the Lawful Ivory Protection Act of 2014 (H.R. 5052) which aims to stop over-regulation of legally owned ivory...


 

The Future of Recreational Fishing in the Gulf of Mexico is at Stake
The Gulf of Mexico Fisheries Management Council (Council) is currently moving ahead on a proposed amendment that will divide segments of the recreational fishing community against each other without addressing the fundamental problems with recreational red snapper management. Amendment 40, also known as "sector separation," will divide...


 

Anti-Hunting Groups Petition for Non-Science-Based Ban on Traditional Ammo
Recently, the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), along with 16 other organizations and individuals, filed a petition requesting that the Department of Interior ban the use of traditional ammunition made with lead components and require that only the use of alternative ammunition made with metals be permitted on lands managed by...


 

Fish Hatchery Protection Act Would Prevent Closures without Congressional Approval
On July 8, Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus (CSC) member Representative Paul Gosar introduced H.R. 5026, a bill that would protect fish hatcheries from closure. The bill, known as the Fish Hatchery Protection Act, specifically would "prohibit closing or repurposing any propagation fish hatchery or aquatic species propagation program of the Department of the Interior unless such action is...
 

House Vote Makes Conservation Tax Incentive Permanent

On July 17, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Conservation Easement Incentive Act (H.R. 2807), a bipartisan piece of legislation that will make permanent an enhanced tax incentive for conservation of farmland, rangeland, woodlands and other important open spaces. The bill, which included other charity provisions...

 

CSF and TRCP Pen Editorial on Sportsmen's Package
Jeff Crane, President of the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation, and Whit Fosburgh, President and CEO of the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership, placed an op-ed, "Sportsmen's bill deserves coverage over dysfunction" in The Hill newspaper on July 14....
 

Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus Leads Discussion on Wildfire Disaster Funding Act
The Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) hosted a Breakfast Briefing on Capitol Hill on July 16 focusing on the Wildfire Disaster Funding Act (WDFA). Members of the bipartisan Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus (CSC) joined sportsmen's and other conservation groups to discuss this pertinent issue and... 

 

IN THE STATES

 

Massachusetts Joins the National Assembly of Sportsmen's Caucuses
The Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) is pleased to announce the addition of the bipartisan Massachusetts House Sportsmen's Caucus - chaired by Representatives Anne Gobi and David Vieira - to the National Assembly of Sportsmen's Caucuses (NASC). With the addition of the Massachusetts Caucus, the NASC network now includes...

 

CSF NEWS

 

Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation to Host August Recess Shoot-Out
On Tuesday, August 5, the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) will host the annual August Recess Shoot-Out. This event brings industry leaders, conservation groups and likeminded sportsmen and women together with Capitol Hill staff to enjoy a day of camaraderie on the shooting range. For more information...


Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation 25th Annual Banquet & Auction
On Wednesday, September 10, the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation will host the 25th Annual Banquet & Auction. This yearly event 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