March 24 , 2016

 

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

House Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus leadership unveiled legislation titled, Modernizing the Pittman-Robertson Fund for Tomorrow's Needs, at a Breakfast Briefing on March 22 hosted by the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) and Archery Trade Association (ATA)...
 
Recently, leaders of the Senate Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus (CSC) introduced the Modernizing the Pittman-Robertson Fund for Tomorrow's Needs Act in the U.S. Senate, legislation that will improve the current funding system for wildlife conservation...

IN THE STATES

On March 9, the bipartisan and bicameral Delaware Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus (Caucus), chaired by Senators Bruce Ennis and Brian Pettyjohn, and Representatives Jeff Spiegelman and William Carson, hosted their second meeting of the 2016 legislative session to discuss Sunday hunting in the First State. The meeting was attended by several legislators interested in learning more about increasing hunting opportunities for the state's sportsmen's community...

On March 16, the Idaho Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus and the Idaho Sportsmen's Alliance co-hosted a legislative reception at Beside Bardenay in downtown Boise, Idaho. The event featured a discussion on many of the issues of interest to Idaho's sportsmen and women, as well as provided an opportunity to honor outgoing Caucus Co-Chair Representative Donna Pence (Gooding)...

Iowa: Suppressor Bill Sent to Governor
Recently, the Iowa Legislature passed HF 2279 - a bill legalizing the ownership of firearm suppressors in the Hawkeye State. The bill will now be sent to the Governor's desk for final approval...

On March 22, the Kansas State Legislature took the final step towards sending a constitutional amendment to the November 2016 ballot that, if ratified by the state's voters, would guarantee the citizens of Kansas the right to hunt, fish, and harvest wildlife. If the amendment is passed, Kansas would become the 20th state to amend its constitution to ensure the protection of its hunting, angling and trapping traditions...

On March 21, the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) welcomed Maryland Governor Larry Hogan as the 34th member of the Governors Sportsmen's Caucus (GSC). Governor Hogan 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...

On March 7, members of the New Hampshire Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus (Caucus) attended a suppressor demonstration at Sig Sauer Academy in Epping, New Hampshire. The event offered an opportunity to educate members of the Caucus on firearm suppressors. The educational demonstration came just two days prior to a hearing on HB 500 (a bill allowing suppressors for hunting purposes) in the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, where it was reported out by a unanimous 4-0 vote...

On March 10, the Vermont Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus (Caucus) hosted its annual Caucus Reception and Fundraiser at the State House in Montpelier, Vermont. More than 55 Caucus members were joined by Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife staff, leaders and members of national and in-state conservation organizations, and Governors Sportsmen's Caucus (GSC) Vice-Chair and Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin to celebrate the state's hunting and angling traditions and to discuss the critical issues facing the sportsmen's community in the Green Mountain State...

CSF NEWS

On March 16, the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) and Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation (RMEF) signed a partnership that fosters greater cooperation to jointly advance the outdoor traditions of hunting, angling, recreational shooting, and trapping at the state and national levels of government, where many of the decisions impacting such activities are made...

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, MO, 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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