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December 17, 2014


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


Omnibus Spending Bill Includes Pro-Sportsmen Provisions

As of December 13, both the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate passed a F.Y. 2015 $1.1 trillion appropriations bill for the U.S. government, which extends until September 30, 2015.

In a win for the sportsmen's community, unwarranted regulation of traditional ammunition and fishing tackle with lead components via the Toxic Substances Control Act will be banned during this period... 


E-Duck Stamp Passes Senate

On December 15, the Senate approved the "Permanent Electronic Duck Stamp," (H.R. 1206), which was passed by the U.S. House in June 2013. This legislation, sponsored by Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus (CSC) Vice-Chair Congressman Rob Wittman (VA), allows the Department of Interior to authorize states to sell duck stamps online which can be used immediately after purchase, avoiding an unnecessary trip to the Post Office or sporting goods store...


Process to Restore Access to North Carolina's Cape Hatteras Passes Congress  

Restoring reasonable access to North Carolina's storied Outer Banks took a major step in the right direction in Congress this past week. The "Preserving Public Access to Cape Hatteras Beaches Act," along with 43 other public lands measures, passed the upper chamber as part of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015 and is awaiting the President's signature... 

House Holds Hearing on Possible State Management for Gulf Red Snapper

On December 4, a hearing was held by the Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans and Insular Affairs on the Gulf of Mexico Red Snapper Conservation Act (H.R. 3099), introduced by Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus (CSC) members Congressman Jeff Miller (FL) and Congressman Cedric Richmond (LA). H.R. 3099 would give the states, under a cooperative management plan developed through the Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission, the authority to manage the red snapper fishery in the Gulf of Mexico...




Ohio Sportsmen's Caucus Hosts Reception at the Capitol

On Wednesday, December 10, the Ohio Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus in conjunction with the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) hosted over 70 members from the Ohio sportsmen's community for an evening reception in the beautiful Capitol Atrium...  



American Legacy Firearms Presents CSF 25th Anniversary Shotgun

The Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) partnered with American Legacy Firearms to create a special-edition firearm to celebrate CSF's 25th Anniversary. This unique Ithaca Featherlight 20-gauge is engraved with images of hunting and angling and features 24kt gold plating...



*Happy Holidays from CSF*

Closing in on the 25th anniversary of the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF), we would like to wish the sportsmen's community safe and happy holidays, and to thank our partners for their support throughout 2014. We would also like to thank Members and staffers of the Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus, National Assembly of Sportsmen's Caucuses, and Governors Sportsmen's Caucus, for working on behalf of the nation's sportsmen and women. Our federal and regional events brought together supporters from all backgrounds and walks of life to celebrate the sportsmen's heritage, and on the policy side, we were able to advance the policy agenda. We look forward to your continued support and an even more successful 2015. Good hunting and fishing.

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