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March 19, 2015

 

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CSF President Jeff Crane Testifies before Congress on The Bipartisan Sportsmen's Act of 2015

Bill numbers change but the mission of the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) and its valued conservation partners does not. S.405, titled The Bipartisan Sportsmen's Act of 2015, was introduced on February 5, by Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus (CSC) Members Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Senator Martin Heinrich (D-NM), with the bipartisan Senate CSC leadership as original co-sponsors...

 

Round 2: CSF President Jeff Crane Returns to Testify on The Bipartisan Sportsmen's Act

"Much like a successful hunt, when it comes to passing legislation, patience and persistence usually leads to success in the field," said Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) President Jeff Crane after his testimony on March 12 before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee on S. 556, the first half of the bifurcated sportsmen's package titled, Bipartisan Sportsmen's Act of 2015 (S. 405). This persistence continued on March 17 as Crane testified before the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Subcommittee on Fisheries, Water, and Wildlife...

 

BATFE Backs Down From Proposal to Ban Common Rifle Ammo

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE) announced on March 10 that it would "not at this time seek to issue a final framework" which would determine whether certain rifle ammunition projectiles are "primarily intended for sporting purposes"...

 

Sportsmen, Conservation Organizations Express Concerns over Fish & Wildlife Service Policy

On March 13, 28 organizations from the American Wildlife Conservation Partners (AWCP) sent a letter to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) Director Dan Ashe regarding the Strategic Growth Policy for the National Wildlife Refuge System, which was finalized on January 15...

 

Gulf States Unveil Solution to Red Snapper Management

Sportfishing and boating community welcomes state-based management approach

In a move long-awaited by the recreational fishing and boating community, the directors of the state fish and wildlife agencies from Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas announced an agreement for state-based management of Gulf of Mexico red snapper, which in recent years has experienced increasing privatization of this public resource and decreasing recreational fishing opportunities...

 

Sportfishing Organizations Comment on Fish & Wildlife Service Recreational Fishing Program

For more than 140 years, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) has partnered with state fisheries agencies and Native American tribes in providing recreational fishing opportunities for the American public. The cornerstone of the FWS's recreational fishing program has been the network of hatcheries under the National Fish Hatchery System...

 

Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus Member Appointed to Migratory Bird Conservation Commission

Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus (CSC) Member Congressman Mike Thompson (CA) was recently appointed to the Migratory Bird Convention Commission by CSC Member and Speaker of the House, Congressman John Boehner (OH). Replacing former CSC Member, the Honorable John Dingell (MI), Rep. Thompson joins CSC Co-Chair Congressman Rob Wittman (VA) and CSC Member Senator Thad Cochran (MS)... 

 

IN THE STATES

 

Oregon Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus Hosts Annual Banquet

On Wednesday, March 18, the Oregon Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus hosted its annual banquet in Salem, joining with sportsmen's groups, the outdoor industry, and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) to celebrate Oregon's time-honored traditions of hunting, angling, trapping, and recreational shooting...

 

Washington Sportsmen's Caucus Hosts Shootout at Littlerock

On March 17, Chair Senator Pam Roach, and members of the Washington Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus hosted the semi-annual Shootout at Littlerock, an event that brings together legislators, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW), and Washington's sportsmen's community to celebrate the economic and conservation benefits provided by the Evergreen State's sportsmen and women... 

 

CSF NEWS

 

CSF Seeking a Communications Assistant

CSF is seeking a Communications Assistant to provide support to the communications team in the Washington, DC office...

 

CSF Seeking a Mid-Atlantic States Coordinator

CSF is seeking a Mid-Atlantic States Coordinator to co-manage the state sportsmen's caucus effort organized under the National Assembly of Sportsmen's Caucuses (NASC) and the Governors Sportsmen's Caucus (GSC) programs for the Mid-Atlantic Region of the United States...

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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.