December 3, 2015

 

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

Members of the Senate Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus (CSC) on November 19 hailed the bipartisan passage of the Sportsmen's Act of 2015 by the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources...  

Recently, President Obama signed into law the National Defense Authorization Act of 2015, which included a provision precluding the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from asserting Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA) authority over firearm ammunition and its component parts. A priority for hunters and recreational shooters, the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) applauds the commitment Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus Members who worked in bipartisan fashion to ensure the inclusion of this provision...

IN THE STATES

Earlier this week, the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) joined the American Sportfishing Association (ASA) and the Coastal Conservation Association's (CCA) California Chapter in opposing onerous regulations that have the potential to cripple the state's fishing tackle suppliers...

On November 24, the Delaware Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus hosted its inaugural meeting at the state capitol in Dover, Delaware.  The bipartisan and bicameral Caucus is chaired by Senators Bruce Ennis and Brian Pettyjohn, and Representatives Jeff Spiegelman and William Carson. Over a dozen legislators attended the meeting to discuss the goals of the Caucus as well as potential legislative priorities for the upcoming year. Caucus members were joined by David Saveikis, Director of the Delaware Division of Fish and Wildlife and many members of the Delaware sportsmen's community, who provided valuable input to the discussion...

On November 20, the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF), working in conjunction with the Michigan and Ohio Legislative Sportsmen's Caucuses, hosted an informative policy forum focused on the fisheries management challenges and successes in the Lake Huron-to-Lake Erie Corridor (HEC) region of the Great Lakes. Over 50 attendees filled the conference room at the Cabela's store in Dundee, Michigan, representing state and federal natural resource management agencies, congressional, gubernatorial, and state legislative offices, academic institutions, recreational angling organizations, and citizen's fisheries advisory boards... 

On November 6, the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) submitted a letter to the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission recommending that the Commission proceed with the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife's (ODFW) request to remove the gray wolf from the state endangered species list...

This week, the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) welcomed Utah Governor Gary Herbert as the 34th member of the Governors Sportsmen's Caucus (GSC). Herbert joins a group of bipartisan governors, including one lieutenant governor, from across the country dedicated to protecting and advancing hunting, angling, recreational shooting and trapping...

CSF NEWS

Former Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus (CSC) Member, North Carolina Congressman Howard Coble, 84, passed away on November 3 after being hospitalized in September for health complications relating to skin cancer. Howard was born in Greensboro, North Carolina on March 18, 1931. He was the longest serving Republican Member of the House in North Carolina history, serving the state's 6th Congressional District from 1985 to 2015...  

In your opinion, which policy area will be the most critical to protecting and advancing our sportsmen's traditions in 2016? 
    

        

Working with Congress, Governors and State Legislatures to protect and advance hunting, angling, recreational shooting and trapping.

 

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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