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January 29, 2015

 

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ON CAPITOL HILL

 

Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus Leadership Confident in Sportsmen's Package

On January 26, the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) hosted the 'Changing of the Guard' reception and dinner in Washington, DC, to introduce Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus (CSC) leadership for the 114th Congress and honor the outgoing leadership of the 113th Congress...

 

Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus Introduces Game Meat Donation Bill

Recently, Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus (CSC) Member Congressman Don Young (R-AK), along with CSC Members Congressmen Mike Kelly (R-PA) and Mike Thompson (D-CA), introduced the Wild Game Donation Act of 2015 (H.R. 461), which would provide hunters with tax deductions for costs associated with donating game meat...

 

IN THE STATES

 

Wisconsin Joins the National Assembly of Sportsmen's Caucuses

The Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) is pleased to announce the addition of the bipartisan Wisconsin Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus, Chaired by Senators Terry Moulton and Mark Miller, and Representatives Joel Kleefisch and Nick Milroy, to the National Assembly of Sportsmen's Caucuses (NASC). With the addition of the Wisconsin Caucus, the NASC network now includes legislative sportsmen's caucuses in 45 states, with a combined membership of over 2,000 legislators...

 

CSF Comments on Puget Sound Hatchery Management Plans

On January 23, the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) submitted comments to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) regarding NOAA's Puget Sound Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for two Resource Management Plans (RMPs): the Puget Sound Chinook Salmon Hatcheries and the Puget Sound Hatchery Strategies for Steelhead, Coho Salmon, Chum Salmon, Sockeye Salmon and Pink Salmon. The two plans, submitted by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) and the Puget Sound Treaty Tribes, propose a joint framework by which WDFW and the Puget Sound tribes would manage salmon and steelhead hatchery programs in the region...

 

Georgia Celebrates Sportsmen's and Coastal Day at the Capitol

On January 15, Georgia's pro-sportsmen elected officials and stakeholders from the Peach State gathered in the Georgia State Capitol for the 13th Annual Georgia Sportsmen's and Coastal Day at the Capitol. The annual event provides an opportunity to celebrate Georgia's rich sporting heritage and commend the conservation partners and politicians who work to protect and promote it. Over 20 conservation organizations and coastal advocates set up display booths and distributed pertinent information about their group and their contribution to the economy and quality of life in Georgia...  

 

Legislators Propose Constitutional Amendment to Guarantee Hunting Rights

The following release was provided by the Kansas Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus:

A bipartisan group of legislators on Thursday introduced a resolution that would update the state constitution to guarantee the right to hunt, fish, and trap in Kansas...  

 

CSF NEWS

 

CSF Partners Gather at SHOT Show Reception

The Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) traveled to Las Vegas, Nevada for the National Shooting Sports Foundation's (NSSF) annual SHOT Show, and hosted a reception on January 21 at the Palms Casino Resort...

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For more information on the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation go to www.SportsmensLink.org or contact Sara Leonard at 202.543.6850 x 11 or email sara@sportsmenslink.org.