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June 25, 2015

 

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ON CAPITOL HILL

 

Sportsmen-Legislators, Conservation Groups Discuss Federal Forest Policy

On June 24, members of the sportsmen's conservation community gathered with Members of the Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus (CSC) at a Breakfast Briefing, titled, "The Resilient Federal Forests Act: Wildlife Habitat and Forest Diversity," hosted by the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF)...

 

Sportsmen's Groups Comment on Anti-Trapping Bill

On June 17, a host of pro-sportsmen's organizations, including the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF), sent a letter to the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works and the House Committee on Natural Resources providing comments on the "Refuge from Cruel Trapping Act" (S. 1081 and H.R. 2016)...

 

IN THE STATES

 

New Hampshire Sportsmen's Caucus Co-Chair Awarded for Commitment to State's Sportsmen and Women
Rep. Gene Chandler, Co-Chair of the bipartisan, bicameral New Hampshire Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus, was recently awarded the Ellis R. Hatch, Jr. Commission Award of Excellence by the New Hampshire Fish and Game Commission. The award is presented annually to "an individual, group, organization, club, foundation or agency that has excelled in efforts to promote, enhance or benefit fish, wildlife or marine resources or the Department's mission through any variety of involvement"...

 

Legislation to Expand Sunday Hunting in North Carolina Heads to Governor's Desk

On Wednesday, June 24, the North Carolina Senate gave final legislative approval for Sunday hunting with firearms in North Carolina.  The Conference Report for House Bill 640, the 'Outdoor Heritage Act', was adopted by the Senate with a vote of 33-15 and will now head to the desk of Governor Sportsmen's Caucus member Governor Pat McCrory for his consideration...


Pennsylvania Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus Hosts Annual Cigar Reception

On June 23, the bipartisan, bicameral Pennsylvania Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus hosted its Annual Cigar Reception at the Susquehanna Ale House in Harrisburg, PA. Over 160 guests, including  over 70 members of the Caucus, Executive Directors of both the Pennsylvania Game Commission and the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission, and the Secretary of the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, gathered for an evening of camaraderie and to discuss the policy issues affecting Pennsylvania's 1.4 million hunters and anglers... 

 

Vermont Governor Signs Firearms Suppressor Bill

On June 17, Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin, Vice-Chair of the Governors Sportsmen's Caucus, signed House Bill 5 into law (effective date of July 2), making Vermont the 40th state to allow the ownership and use of firearm suppressors...

 
CSF NEWS

CSF Endorses Bass Anglers for Saltwater Conservation

The Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) has endorsed the

Bass Anglers for Saltwater Conservation (BASC), a new, intuitive online advocacy system that allows fishing enthusiasts to write, call, or send a message via twitter to their legislators through a website. B.A.S.S. officially announced the launch of the BASC site on June 1...


Your Opinions Counts: Take the New CSF Poll

After watching CSF President Jeff Crane testify at a hearing before the House Natural Resources Subcommittees on Federal Lands and Water, and Power and Oceans, what do you think is the most important Title within the SHARE Act of 2015? Visit the CSF homepage to vote now.

 

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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.