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April 30, 2015

 

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ON CAPITOL HILL

 

Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus Members, State Agencies Discuss State-Based Solution to Red Snapper Management

On April 30, the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) hosted a Breakfast Briefing on Capitol Hill on the topic, "The Solution to Gulf of Mexico Red Snapper: State-based Management." Ten Members of the Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus (CSC), state fish and wildlife agency representatives, and CSF partners gathered to discuss the current challenges and a path forward to resolving this important issue...

 

Organizations Send Letter Urging Congress to Reauthorize Western Lands Program

On April 15, the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF), along with 67 other conservation organizations, sent a letter to the House Natural Resources Committee, urging them to reauthorize the Federal Land Transaction Facilitation Act (FLTFA)...

 

IN THE STATES

 

California Caucus Hosts Reception in Sacramento

On April 29, Members of the California Outdoor Sporting Caucus joined a strong contingent of sportsmen and women to celebrate the Golden State's rich hunting and angling heritage. Drawing legislators from throughout the state, the event provided an opportunity to highlight the benefits that California's outdoor traditions provide for conservation and local economies as well as the cultural value of spending quality time in the field and on the water...

 

Georgia Sportsmen's Caucus and CSF Recognize Southern Outdoor Heritage

On April 26, the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) hosted the 2nd Annual "Georgia Low Country Boil & Shoot-Out" - a southeastern regional event held at the Foxhall Resort and Sporting Club in Douglasville, Georgia. The event featured a sporting clays competition, followed by a low country boil and auction...

 

Illinois Sportsmen's Caucus and CSF Celebrate Hunting and Angling Heritage

On April 21, the Illinois Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus and Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) hosted the "Illinois Sportsmen's Caucus Reception, Dinner and Auction" in Springfield, Illinois. The event featured hunters, anglers, and legislators from across the state, joining together to discuss current sportsmen's policy priorities in the Midwest and across the nation...

 

Massachusetts Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus Meeting

On April 16, the Massachusetts Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus held an organizational meeting to plan a course of action for the 2015-2016 legislative session. Approximately 20 members were represented, either in-person or by staff, and were joined by the Commissioner and Deputy Commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Fish and Game, the Acting Director of the Division of Fish and Wildlife, and Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) Northeastern States Director Brent Miller... 

 

New York Sportsmen's Caucus Annual Breakfast

On April 23, the bipartisan and bicameral New York Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus hosted its Annual Sportsman-Legislator Breakfast in Albany, New York. Over 40 legislative offices attended the event and were joined by members of the New York sportsmen's community and national conservation partners to celebrate New York's time-honored traditions of hunting and angling, and to discuss critical issues facing the New York sportsmen's community... 

 

North Carolina's Outdoor Heritage Act Passes House

Legislation to expand seven-day hunting opportunities in North Carolina passed the House of Representatives late on Tuesday, April 28.  Sponsored by North Carolina Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus member Representative Jimmy Dixon, House Bill 640, entitled the Outdoor Heritage Act, includes nine pro-sportsmen's and pro-private property rights measures... 

 

North Carolina Sportsmen's Caucus Expresses Concerns over Red Wolf Recovery Program

On April 13, the North Carolina Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus Co-Chairs formally submitted a letter to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) regarding the Red Wolf Recovery Program in North Carolina...

 
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.