June 2, 2016

 

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

On April 22, the Wildlife and Hunting Heritage Conservation Council (WHHCC), a federal advisory committee that advises the Secretaries of Interior and Agriculture on recreational hunting and wildlife resource issues, submitted a letter to both Secretaries providing guidance on how values of and opportunities for sportsmen and women should be considered in proposals seeking to establish national monuments on lands that are of importance to America's hunters, anglers, and recreational shooters. Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) President Jeff Crane is currently one of the 18 Council members...

On May 27, the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF), along with several members of the Federal Lands Hunting, Fishing and Shooting Sports Roundtable, submitted formal comments to the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) regarding a proposed recreational shooting closure on federal public land in Utah.  Through its efforts to address issues associated with target shooting, the BLM's Salt Lake City Field Office has proposed an amendment to the Pony Express Resource Management Plan (RMP) that could result in the closure of nearly 3,500 acres in an area that has become a popular destination for recreational shooters in recent years...

IN THE STATES

Delaware: Sportsmen's Caucus Hosts Policy Meeting, Sunday Hunting Advances
On May 19, the bipartisan and bicameral Delaware Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus, co-chaired by Senators Bruce Ennis and Brian Pettyjohn, and Representatives Jeff Spiegelman and William Carson, hosted their fourth meeting of the 2016 legislative session to discuss several issues of concern to sportsmen and women in the First State, including Sunday hunting...

Michigan: Sportsmen's Caucus Host Field Day and Wild Game
On May 18, the Michigan Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus hosted their second Annual Field Day and Wild Game Dinner. Over 20 Caucus members were joined by representatives from more than a dozen hunting, angling, recreational shooting, and trapping organizations. The bipartisan, bicameral group of legislators came together for an opportunity to practice target shooting, bass fishing techniques and fly casting. Following the afternoon of outdoor activities, a wild game dinner was served by Gourmet Gone Wild accompanied by a presentation on hunter recruitment, retention, and reactivation...

New York Sportsmen's Day at the Capitol
On May 25, the New York Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus hosted Sportsmen's Day at the Capitol in the Legislative Office Building in Albany, New York. The event served as an opportunity to showcase the benefits that the time-honored traditions of hunting, angling, recreational shooting, and trapping provide for the Empire State...

On May 25, North Carolina Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus member Senator Andrew Brock introduced legislation to amend the North Carolina state constitution to protect the right to hunt, fish and harvest wildlife in the Old North State...

Pennsylvania: Sportsmen's Caucus Hosts Policy Briefing
On May 24, the Pennsylvania Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus hosted a policy briefing on Senate Bills 1166 and 1168, legislation that would provide the Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC) and Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) the authority to establish license and permit fees. Approximately 20 members of the Pennsylvania Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus attended the briefing as well as representatives from the National Marine Manufacturers Association, Pheasants Forever, Directors and staff from the PGC and PFBC, and Governor Wolf's Hunting, Fishing, and Conservation Advisor Robb Miller... 

South Carolina: Sportsmen's Caucus hosts Legislative Reception and Fish Fry
The South Carolina Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus hosted their annual spring legislative reception on May 25 in Columbia, South Carolina. The day began with striped-bass fishing on Lake Murray and concluded with a legislative reception and fish fry that evening...   

CSF NEWS

CSF Board Member Richard Childress Inducted into the 2017 NASCAR Hall of Fame
Richard Childress, Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation Honorary Board Member, has notably earned his spot in the 2017 class of the NASCAR Hall of Fame. Leading as President and CEO of Richard Childress Racing, he and his team have more than 200 wins and 15 championships... 

CSF Welcomes New Marketing and Communications Assistant
The Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation is pleased to announce that Heather Neilson has joined the Marketing and Communications team as the new Marketing and Communications Assistant this past month...

CSF States Program Team recently developed several new issue briefs covering important policy issues facing the sportsmen's community. In your opinion, which of these topics is the most important today? (Click here for CSF's 2016 Issue Briefs
    

        

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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