June 16, 2016

 

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ON CAPITOL HILL

House Natural Resource Committee Advances Solution for Gulf Red Snapper
On the heels of another unreasonably short recreational red snapper season in federal waters of the Gulf of Mexico, yesterday the House Natural Resources Committee passed H.R. 3094, the Gulf of Mexico Red Snapper Management Authority Act (H.R. 3094). Introduced by U.S. Rep. Garret Graves (R-La.), and with the support of 42 bipartisan co-sponsors, H.R. 3094 offers a proven, state-based solution to ensure America's anglers have more than just nine days to access the healthiest population of Gulf red snapper in history...

IN THE STATES

Delaware: Sunday Deer Hunting Bill Heads to Governor
On June 7, House Bill 289, legislation to expand seven-day hunting, championed by the Co-Chairs of the bipartisan bicameral Delaware Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus, passed the Senate with a vote of 14-7 and is now eligible for the Governor's signature...

On June 9, Governors Sportsmen's Caucus (GSC) Member Governor Steve Bullock (D-MT) announced his new public lands and access agenda, aimed at both protecting existing recreational access to public lands in Montana and exploring opportunities for opening up additional access to public lands in Big Sky Country...

New Hampshire: Hunting with Suppressors Now Legal
On June 9, New Hampshire became the 40th state to pass legislation to allow hunting with firearms suppressors with the adoption of House Bill 500, the Hunter's Hearing Protection Act. The bill was sponsored by New Hampshire Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus Member Representative John Burt and championed by many other bipartisan Caucus members in both chambers...

North Carolina: Sportsmen's Caucus Hosts Legislative Reception
The North Carolina Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus hosted their annual summer legislative reception, the Carolina Sportsmen's Southern Social, on June 7 in Raleigh. 200 guests, including more than 40 legislators and Governors Sportsmen's Caucus member Governor Pat McCrory, gathered to celebrate North Carolina's rich sporting heritage and its significant contributions to the state's economy...

Pennsylvania: Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus Hosts Annual Reception
On June 7, the bipartisan, bicameral Pennsylvania Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus hosted its Annual Cigar Reception in Harrisburg. More than 100 guests, including more than 40 members of the Caucus; Executive Directors of both the Pennsylvania Game Commission and the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission; and Governors Sportsmen's Caucus (GSC) Member Governor Tom Wolf's Hunting, Fishing, and Conservation Advisor, gathered for an evening of camaraderie and to discuss the policy issues affecting the Pennsylvania's sportsmen's community...

Vermont: Suppressor Ownership Sunset Provision Repealed
On May 28, House Bill 570 was signed into law by Governors Sportsmen's Caucus Vice Chairman, Governor Peter Shumlin. HB 570 repealed a sunset provision which would have ended suppressor ownership in the Green Mountain State. The bill was sponsored by Vermont Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus Member, Representative David Deen and championed by several members of the bipartisan bicameral Caucus...

CSF NEWS

CSF Joins National Horse and Burro Rangeland Management Coalition
Earlier this month, the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) joined the National Horse and Burro Rangeland Management Coalition. Western States Director Andy Treharne and Vice President Gary Kania, will represent CSF on the Coalition's Steering Committee...

Parliamentary Outdoor Caucus Hosts Day at the Range
On June 7, the Parliamentary Outdoor Caucus Association of Canada hosted its 5th Annual "Parliamentary Day at the Range" in Stittsville, Ontario.  More than 100 attendees included Members of Parliament, Senators and senior staff...


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
    

        

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