September 3, 2015

 

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

Recently, Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) President Jeff Crane was re-appointed by Secretary of Interior Sally Jewell and Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack to serve on the Wildlife and Hunting Heritage Conservation Council (WHHCC). Crane, who has served on the Council since it was first established in 2010, joins 17 other conservation leaders to advise the Departments on wildlife conservation and hunting-related issues...

Plan makes strides to improve habitat conservation while maintaining reasonable boating and fishing access
The National Park Service recently released the final General Management Plan (GMP) for Everglades National Park, which includes several changes that will affect recreational boating and fishing access and habitat conservation in the park. The recreational fishing and boating community expressed its collective appreciation to Everglades National Park officials for meaningfully addressing concerns that were raised during the GMP development process...

IN THE STATES

On Saturday, September 26, millions of sportsmen and women across the country will celebrate National Hunting and Fishing Day (NHFD). Established in 1972, NHFD recognizes the time-honored American traditions of hunting and angling and the countless contributions made by the original conservationists - hunters and anglers - through sound, science-based fish and wildlife management...
 
This week, the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) welcomed Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval as the newest member of the Governors Sportsmen's Caucus (GSC). Sandoval becomes the 32nd member of the GSC, joining a group of bipartisan governors from across the country who work to protect and advance the interests of America's sportsmen and women...

CSF NEWS

Nominations are currently being accepted for the National Assembly of Sportsmen's Caucuses (NASC) Executive Council (EC). The nomination period will remain open until September 18. The EC is comprised of state sportsmen's caucus leaders who advise NASC program development. EC members are elected to serve two-year terms and are not limited to a number of terms. Nominations will be accepted to fill five seats, as well as two alternate seats, who serve one-year appointments on the EC, which become available on January 1, 2016. No more than one representative from a given state may be nominated for the EC...

NASC Sportsman-Legislator Summit - Registration Now Open
Registration is now open for the 12th Annual National Assembly of Sportsmen's Caucuses (NASC) Sportsman-Legislator Summit. The Summit provides an opportunity for caucus members and partners to collaborate and devise year-long strategies to advance sportsmen's interests in state legislatures. This year, discussion topics include: lead ammunition bans, strategies for promoting the value of hunting and angling to the public, and key fisheries issues, among others. In addition, attendees will discuss the wide range of challenges currently facing America's sportsmen and women, along with the strategies necessary to overcome those challenges to protect and advance America's outdoor heritage, traditions, and sportsmen-generated conservation dollars in the years to come.

This year's Summit will take place on October 27 - 30 in Manchester, VT. For more information, or if you would like to register, please contact Jennifer Mecchella at jennifer@sportsmenslink.org or (321) 759-7523.
 
On August 27, the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) hosted the third annual "Texas Bass, Bucks & Boots" regional event in Houston. The Midwestern sportsmen's community, including CSF staff and partners, gathered at Minute Maid Ball Park, home of the Houston Astros, for a reception and dinner to celebrate the hunting and angling heritage of the state and discuss upcoming policy priorities at the federal and state level...
 
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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.

 

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