March 10 , 2016

 

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

On February 26, the U.S. House of Representatives voted 242 - 161 in favor of the Sportsmen's Heritage and Recreational Enhancement Act (H.R. 2406), known as the SHARE Act...
 
A group of energy, business and conservation leaders today released their recommendations on how to avert the growing endangered species crisis in this country. The Blue Ribbon Panel on Sustaining America's Diverse Fish & Wildlife Resources determined that utilizing a portion of revenues from energy and mineral development on federal lands and waters to fund state-based conservation could address conservation needs for thousands of species...

IN THE STATES

On February 29, members of the Arizona Legislators for Wildlife and individuals from the state's sportsmen's community participated in a "Cast & Blast" event at the Ben Avery Shooting Facility in Phoenix, AZ. The event was organized by the Arizona Game & Fish Department with the support of the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF); uniting under the banner of Arizona Sportsmen for Wildlife Conservation...

On March 1, the Maine Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus hosted its annual Sportsmen's Caucus Reception in Augusta, ME. More than two dozen Maine legislators attended the event joining with partners from across the sportsmen's community to discuss the importance of hunting and angling to Maine's heritage, economy, and for the conservation of critical fish and wildlife habitat throughout the state...

On March 4, state legislative sportsmen's caucus members joined with fish and wildlife agency staff from Massachusetts and Rhode Island for an educational suppressor demonstration at the Worcester Pistol and Rifle Club in Boylston, Massachusetts...  

New York: Annual Sportsman-Legislator Breakfast
On March 1, the New York Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus hosted its annual Sportsman-Legislator Breakfast. The breakfast was attended by more than 45 Caucus members who joined state and national conservation organizations and allied-industry partners to celebrate the Empire State's outdoor sporting heritage...

On March 2, the Oregon Legislature passed House Bill 4040; a bill that, if signed by the Governor, will ratify the decision made by the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission (Commission) in November of 2015 to remove the gray wolf from the state's endangered species list...

On February 29, the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) welcomed Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf as the 33rd member of the Governors Sportsmen's Caucus (GSC). Gov. Wolf joins a group of bipartisan governors from across the country, including one lieutenant governor, who are dedicated to protecting and advancing hunting, angling, recreational shooting, and trapping...

CSF NEWS

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...
 
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)...

    

        

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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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