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April 16, 2015


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


CSF and American Suppressor Association Team Up to Discuss Firearm Suppressor Benefits

On April 15, the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) hosted a Breakfast Briefing on Capitol Hill entitled, "Firearm Suppressors: Fact and Fiction."... 




California Caucus Brings Hunter Ed to the Capitol

On March 27, California Outdoor Sporting Caucus Co-Chairs Senators Jean Fuller and Cathleen Galgiani and Assembly Members Brian Dahle and Jim Frazier hosted their annual Capitol Hunter Ed Course at the Legislative Office Building in Sacramento. In addition to providing state legislators and their staff with the opportunity to obtain the Hunter Education Certificate needed to purchase a hunting license, the course helps decision-makers better understand the integral role hunting plays in conservation and allows participants to become familiar with the ethical nature of hunting... 


Florida Sportsmen's Caucus Reflects on Legislative Session

On April 14, the Florida Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus, in conjunction with Ducks Unlimited and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWCC), held a reception at FWCC Commissioner Chuck Roberts's plantation. Ten legislators joined House Sportsmen's Caucus Co-Chair Representative Frank Artiles, FWCC Director Nick Wiley, FWCC Commissioners, FWCC personnel, and sportsmen's representatives to gather for the conclusion of the legislative session and a day before the Commission meeting in Tallahassee...  


Iowa Expands Apprentice Hunting Opportunity

On April 8, Governors Sportsmen's Caucus (GSC) Co-Chair, Governor Terry Branstad signed SB 392, creating Iowa's first apprentice hunting program, which allows interested hunters 16 years old or older to hunt with a mentor for two seasons before having to complete a hunter safety course. This "try before you buy" approach has been adopted in 36 states throughout the nation as result of the 'Families Afield' program, allowing outdoor mentors to instill safety, ethics, and their passion for hunting in new hunters... 


Michigan Creates New Year-Round, Statewide Catch-And-Immediate-Release Bass Season

The seven-member Michigan Natural Resources Commission (NRC) approved and signed Fisheries Order 215.15, during their April 9 meeting, which establishes a year round catch-and-immediate-release bass season for all Michigan waters where angling is permitted. This Order also set seasons and harvest numbers for several other cool water species, representing the first time the NRC has exercised its new exclusive authority to set sport fish regulations as granted by the Scientific Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act of 2014...


North Carolina Sportsmen's Caucus Members Introduce Seven-Day Hunting Legislation

Legislation to expand seven-day hunting opportunities in North Carolina was recently filed in the state by members of the North Carolina Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus...


Tennessee Sportsmen's Caucus Concludes the Legislative Session

On April 8, the Tennessee Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus hosted their annual year-end legislative reception at the War Memorial Building in downtown Nashville, Tennessee.  Sponsored by the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Foundation (Foundation), the event provided a time for legislators, staffers, Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency personnel, Foundation staff, and representatives from sportsmen's organizations to gather and reflect on legislative successes...   


CSF Adds Communications Assistant to Team

The Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) is pleased to announce Dante Swallow as the new Communications Assistant at the CSF headquarters in Washington, DC. Dante will work closely with the

team to effectively communicate CSF's federal and state legislative goals, as well as to promote CSF as America's sportsmen's link to Congress...

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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