July 14, 2016

 

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

On July 6, Congressman Don Young (R-AK) and Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) introduced the bipartisan Recovering America's Wildlife Act (H.R. 5650) calling for $1.3 billion in existing revenue from the development of energy and mineral resources on federal lands and waters be dedicated to the Wildlife Conservation Restoration Program to conserve a full array of fish and wildlife...

Federal Managers Announce Review of Columbia River Salmon, Steelhead Fishing Limits
On July 1, the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) and United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) announced they will prepare a joint Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) that will inform their programmatic review and ultimate new management plan for allowable annual fish harvests of salmon and steelhead in the Columbia River...

IN THE STATES

California: Outdoor Sporting Caucus to Host Capitol Hunter Education Course
On Friday, August 5, the California Outdoor Sporting Caucus will offer a Hunter Education Course in the State Capitol. The event will serve as an opportunity for legislators and staff to learn more about wildlife conservation, hunting and firearm safety...

Kentucky: National Assembly of Sportsmen's Caucuses Hosts Southern Legislative Reception
The National Assembly of Sportsmen's Caucuses (NASC) and the Kentucky Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus hosted a policy reception on July 11 in Lexington, Kentucky during the 70th Annual Meeting of The Council of State Governments' Southern Legislative Conference. More than 50 guests, with strong legislative attendance from five states, gathered to celebrate the rich sporting heritage of the Southern United States and learn how sportsmen's caucuses protect and advance the sporting traditions...

CSF NEWS

On July 7, the Executive Council (EC) of the National Assembly of Sportsmen's Caucuses (NASC) held their Mid-Year Meeting in New Castle, New Hampshire. The meeting focused on NASC programmatic changes and progress for 2016, sportsmen-related state and federal issues, the upcoming NASC Annual Sportsman-Legislator Summit, and how NASC can continue to grow in its role of protecting and advancing hunting, angling, and recreational shooting and trapping in the state legislatures across the country...

In Memory of Jerry Greer
Jerry Greer, son of longtime partner and supporter of the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation, Craig Morgan, passed away Sunday, July 10, due to a boating accident. Greer, 19, was very close with his father and an avid outdoorsman...


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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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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