February 25, 2016

 

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

This Friday, February 26, the U.S. House of Representatives is scheduled to vote on the Sportsmen's Heritage and Recreational Enhancement Act, or SHARE Act (H.R. 2406)...
 
On February 18, the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) submitted a letter to the Senate Subcommittee on Fisheries, Water and Wildlife to express support for the testimony given by the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (AFWA) at a February 9 hearing titled, "Federal Interactions with State Management of Fish and Wildlife."

IN THE STATES

Governors Sportsmen's Caucus Members Gather during National Governors Association Meeting
Over the weekend, members of the Governors Sportsmen's Caucus (GSC) gathered in Washington, DC for a reception hosted by the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF). Coinciding with the National Governors Association meeting, this reception provided an opportunity for governors to discuss upcoming priorities for sportsmen and women in their states...

On February 10, the Florida Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWCC) hosted a Caucus dinner in Tallahassee, Florida. The event provided an opportunity for FWCC Commissioner Chuck Roberts and his staff, as well as legislators and representatives from the sportsmen's community, to gather in support of policies benefitting hunting and fishing...

On February 11, the Michigan Natural Resources Commission voted 4 - 1 to approve an amended version of Wildlife Conservation Order Amendment No. 1 of 2016, which allows the use of firearm sound suppressors while hunting. Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) staff testified in favor of the Amendment before the Commission and has been working diligently with partners to expand suppressor hunting nationwide. While sportsmen and women in the Great Lake State already enjoyed the right to own a suppressor, Michigan is now the 38th state to allow suppressor use while afield...
 
On February 17, the Mississippi Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus (Caucus) hosted their annual fish fry in Jackson. The annual dinner, held in conjunction with the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP), brings together sportsman-legislators, MDWFP staff and members of the state's sportsmen's community to discuss important issues and support the state's rich hunting and angling traditions...
 
On February 10, the bipartisan New Hampshire Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus held its annual "Sportsmen's Caucus Luncheon" in Concord, New Hampshire. In recent years, the New Hampshire Caucus has developed into an active and effective champion for sportsmen's issues at the State Capitol in Concord, and has tripled in size to over 65 members in the House and Senate...
 
On February 15, the Washington Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus hosted the first "Fish-in at the Capitol" to celebrate the vast economic and conservation benefits provided by the state's recreational fishing community and to introduce new anglers to the sport...

On February 23, the Washington Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus hosted its semi-annual sportsmen's advisory board meeting and shootout at Evergreen Sportsmen's Club in Littlerock, Washington...


CSF NEWS

CSF Welcomes Central Appalachian States Coordinator
The Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) has announced the addition of John Culclasure as CSF's Central Appalachian Coordinator. As the newest member of CSF's States Program Team, John will work on state hunting and fishing-related policies in Kentucky, North Carolina, Ohio, Virginia, and West Virginia...

CSF Seeking Marketing and Communications Assistant
The Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) is seeing an entry-level Marketing and Communications Assistant to assist the Marketing and Communications team in helping to grow the CSF brand among elected officials, outdoor media and partners within the hunting, angling, recreational shooting, and trapping community...

CSF Seeking Midwestern States Coordinator
The Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation 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...

The Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation is currently accepting applications for the Brad Rowse Fellowship Program. The Fellowship Program includes tracking state and federal legislation that impacts hunting, fishing, and wildlife conservation; writing and assisting with the preparation of the NASC email newsletter; providing timely information to state legislative caucuses; and assisting with the various CSF events...

The Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation is currently accepting applications for the Event and Development Internship Program. The Event and Development intern will have opportunity to learn the importance of event planning and development in the hunting, fishing and conservation nonprofit arena...
 
Your Opinions Count: 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)...

Nevada Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus Co-Chair Senator Debbie Smith passed away on February 21 at the age of 60 after a long battle with a malignant brain tumor...
    

        

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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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