January 28, 2016

 

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ON CAPITOL HILL

Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Supports Bipartisan Sportsmen's Act
On January 20, the Bipartisan Sportsmen's Act (S. 659) passed out of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee on a bipartisan vote...
 
On January 19, Representatives of the recreational fishing community recently gathered together for their second in-person meeting to plan strategies for addressing current and future management challenges of Gulf of Mexico red snapper. The two-day meeting, facilitated by Florida State University's FCRC Consensus Center, produced constructive discussion on Gulf red snapper and reef fish management as a whole, as well as consensus positions on two timely issues facing federal fishery managers...

IN THE STATES

On January 16, U.S. Senator John McCain and Arizona House Speaker Representative David Gowan were honored by the Arizona Game and Fish Commission at a banquet in Phoenix. As recipients of the federal and state Advocate of the Year awards respectively, Senator McCain and Speaker Gowan were recognized as individuals who have contributed significantly to the conservation of the state's wildlife, its outdoor heritage, and the mission of the Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD). Senator McCain is a Member of the Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus and Speaker Gowan serves as President of Arizona Legislators for Wildlife...

On January 14, sportsmen and women, representatives from conservation organizations, and Department of Natural Resources personnel filled the Georgia State Capitol for the 14th Annual Georgia Sportsmen's and Coastal Day.  The annual event, held at the beginning of the legislative session, provides a venue for elected officials to hear from the hunting and angling community on issues of importance...

On Thursday, January 28, the Idaho Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus, a bipartisan group of sportsmen-legislators working to safeguard Idaho's hunting, angling, trapping, and recreational shooting traditions, hosted its annual kick-off breakfast in Boise to celebrate the state's outdoor pastimes and discuss sportsmen's priorities for the 2016 session...

On January 12, the Kentucky Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus hosted their first annual meeting at the Kentucky State Capitol in Frankfort.  The bicameral and bipartisan Caucus, composed of nearly 100 legislators, represents the interests of Kentucky's hunters and anglers. The Caucus is co-chaired by Senator Robin Webb, President of the National Assembly of Sportsmen's Caucuses, and Representative Tommy Turner... 

On January 26, the Ohio Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus hosted a policy briefing with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife (Division) to discuss whitetail deer management.  Division staff presented information and data on the recent whitetail deer trends in the Buckeye State, as well as the preliminary stages of a comprehensive, long-term deer management plan...

On January 20, the Tennessee Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus hosted their first meeting since formally reorganizing as a caucus in 2016. The meeting was held to congregate members of the Caucus and to discuss the legislative priorities for Tennessee's sportsmen and women in the 2016 session...

CSF NEWS

Last week, Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) staff and industry partners headed to Las Vegas, Nevada for the annual National Shooting Sports Foundation's SHOT Show. During the convention, CSF hosted a reception to bring together Board Members, industry and organization partners, and other CSF supporters and discuss upcoming policies related to hunting and the shooting sports...

The Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) is seeking a Midwestern 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 Great Lakes states (IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, WI) within CSF's Midwestern Region...

On February 9, the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) will host the "Welcome Back to Congress" Reception in Washington, DC.  The Reception on Capitol Hill brings together Members of the Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus and individuals from across the sportsmen's community to discuss the legislative priorities for America's sportsmen and women in 2016.
 
For more information, please contact PJ Carleton at pj@sportsmenslink.org or (202) 543-6850 x22. 

Your Opinions Counts: Take the CSF Poll
Recent polling suggests 70% of western hunters, and 28% of hunters nationally, rely predominantly on public lands for their hunting trips. Regarding hunting on federal public lands (FPLs)... 
    

        

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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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