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August 14, 2014


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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... 


August Recess Draws Hundreds to Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation Shoot-Out
On August 5, nearly 220 recreational shooters, both beginner and experienced, joined the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) for the annual "August Recess Shoot-Out" competition at Prince George's County Trap and Skeet Center in Glenn Dale, Maryland.



NASC Hosts Executive Council Meeting in Alaska
The Executive Council of the National Assembly of Sportsmen's Caucuses (NASC) held their mid-year meeting August 7 in Seward, Alaska. The meeting focused on NASC programmatic changes and progress for the 2014 calendar year as well as sportsmen-related state and federal issues, the upcoming NASC Annual Meeting, and how the NASC can continue to...


Anti-Sportsman Legislation Awaiting Vote in California
In June, the California Assembly's Public Safety Committee voted to pass SB 53, anti-sportsman legislation that would establish a new government-run permitting system to regulate the purchase and sale of ammunition in the state. Now, SB 53 has moved to the Assembly Floor where it could be called up for a vote at any time....


Fate of Michigan's Continued Science-based Wildlife Management Rests in House's Hands

The Michigan Senate, led by the Michigan Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus, displayed their commitment to conservation yesterday by approving the Scientific Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act (SFWCA). This citizen-initiated law is a result of the collective efforts of the Michigan sportsmen's community to...


Puget Sound Hatchery Settlement Receives Hearing

On Tuesday, July 29, the Washington Senate Committee on Environment and Natural Resources held a hearing on the recent settlement reached between the Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife (WDFW) and the Wild Fish Conservancy over Puget Sound hatchery steelhead. The hearing featured a strong turnout from Washington's recreational angling community, with representatives from recreational angling groups and manufacturers, including...


Nevada Legislators Gather in Las Vegas to Celebrate State's Outdoor Heritage
On Thursday, July 31, members of the Nevada Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus gathered at the Clark County Shooting Complex in Las Vegas for an evening of camaraderie, dinner and trap shooting.Prior to shooting, members of Nevada's sportsmen's community had an opportunity to interact with legislators and discuss issues of importance...



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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