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April 2, 2015

 

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Angling & Boating Alliance Members Support Sport Fish and Boating Trust Fund

On March 24, Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus (CSC) Member and past CSC Co-Chair Senator John Thune (SD) and Senator Bill Nelson (FL) introduced S. 834 which would reauthorize the Sport Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fund through Fiscal Year 2023...


Council to Advance the Hunting and Shooting Sports Meets in Denver

On March 24, Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) President Jeff Crane joined other prominent members of the sportsmen's community in Denver, Colorado for the Council to Advance the Hunting and Shooting Sports Board of Directors meeting. Formed by conservation leaders to explore new opportunities to recruit and retain hunters and recreational shooters, the Council connects broad and diverse segments of the sportsmen's community to devise strategies that will introduce future generations to hunting and the shooting sports...

 

CSF's Jeff Crane Participates in Blue Ribbon Panel

At the 2014 Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies Annual Meeting, former Wyoming Governor Dave Freudenthal, who was also a member of the Governors Sportsmen's Caucus (GSC), and Bass Pro Shops Founder and CEO Johnny Morris announced the formation of the Blue Ribbon Panel on Sustaining America's Diverse Fish & Wildlife Resources. Following the announcement, Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) President Jeff Crane was nominated to serve as a member of the panel. He joined a diverse collection of leaders to explore opportunities to tackle some of the nation's most pressing conservation challenges...

 

Groups Address Wildlife Disease Control

On March 27, the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) and nine other organizations, sent a letter to Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus (CSC) Member and Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Senator Roy Blunt (MO), as well as Senator Dianne Feinstein (CA), Ranking Member of the Subcommittee, asking for support in controlling zoonotic diseases in wildlife...

 

Groups Urge Appropriations for Wildfire Suppression Funding

On March 25, 26 organizations, including the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) and numerous other sportsmen conservation groups, sent a letter to Chairman, Congressman Ken Calvert (CA), a Member of the Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus (CSC), and Ranking Member, Congresswoman Betty McCullum (MN), of the House Interior Appropriations Subcommittee, requesting sufficient funding for wildfire risk reduction and protection programs in the fiscal year (FY) 2016 appropriations...

  

IN THE STATES

 

Governors Sportsmen's Caucus Selects New Leadership and Gains New Members

This year, the Governors Sportsmen's Caucus (GSC), the only organized pro-sportsmen group of governors in the nation, has continued to grow and change. Most recently, the 2015 Vice-Chair has been appointed, and two new members have brought the roster to 30 members...

 

Governor Branstad Signs First Statewide Hunting and Fishing Day Proclamation of 2015

Governor Terry Branstad, Co-Chair of the Governors Sportsmen's Caucus (GSC) since 2014, has been a stalwart leader for the sportsmen and women of Iowa, and his actions today exhibit that his commitment to our time-honored traditions remain strong as ever. On April 1, Governor Branstad signed a proclamation officially recognizing September 26, 2015 as Iowa Hunting and Fishing Day, "encouraging all Iowans to observe this day with appropriate programs and activities"...

 

Sportfishing Groups Support State-Based Gulf Red Snapper Management

On March 20, eight organizations representing the sportfishing community, including the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF), delivered a letter to five governors of the Governors Sportsmen's Caucus (GSC) from the Gulf region, in support of state-based Gulf red snapper management model recently formulated by their states' fisheries directors...

 

Georgia Sportsmen's Caucus Discusses Upcoming Priorities

Within the last month, the Georgia Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus held two Caucus events to enjoy camaraderie and discuss important issues within the Peach State...  

 

Michigan Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus Hosts First Breakfast Briefing of 2015

On March 19, nearly 50 members of the Michigan Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus shared eggs and bacon along with their hunting stories with members of the Michigan sportsmen's community and Michigan Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) staff for the Caucus's first breakfast briefing of 2015. The breakfast sponsor was Zero-Day, a Michigan-based non-profit committed to providing the necessary training and supportive services for Veterans to achieve a self-sufficient and independent lifestyle... 

 

Mississippi Sportsmen's Caucus Expresses Support for Red Snapper Management Authority

The Mississippi Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus recently submitted a letter to Governors Sportsmen's Caucus member Governor Phil Bryant of Mississippi expressing support for the Gulf States Red Snapper Management Authority (GSRSMA)...  

 

New Hampshire Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus Luncheon

On March 25, the New Hampshire Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus held its Annual Sportsmen's Caucus Luncheon in Concord. In recent years, the New Hampshire Caucus has surged to become an active and effective champion for sportsmen's issues in Concord and has tripled in size. Earlier in the year, the New Hampshire Caucus co-hosted the Northeastern Regional Suppressor Demonstration, and the Luncheon was yet another successful event for the Caucus... 

 

Ohio Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus Hosts Breakfast Briefing

On March 11,the Ohio Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus welcomed Division of Wildlife staff and members of the sportsmen's community to the Senate Finance Hearing Room of the Ohio Statehouse. This was the first Caucus event of 2015 and offered an opportunity for Senate Co-Chairs, Joe Uecker and Lou Gentile, to introduce the newly selected House Co-Chairs, Representatives Jonathan Dever and Jack Cera... 

 

Vermont Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus Reception

On March 26, the Vermont Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus held its Annual Sportsmen's Caucus Reception in Montpelier, Vermont. Over 50 members of the Vermont Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus were joined by state and national conservation partners and area sportsmen and women to discuss policy issues impacting Vermont's outdoor heritage... 

 

CSF NEWS

 

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.