August 25, 2016


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

Congress is currently in recess so there are no updates from Capitol Hill at this time.


On August 17, Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) Fisheries Program Director Chris Horton served as a panelist on the Sportfishing Policy Roundtable in Soldotna, Alaska, hosted by the Kenai River Sportfishing Association (KRSA) and Yamaha in conjunction with the annual Kenai Classic. U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan joined the Roundtable which focused on alternative federal fisheries management ideas, including changes to the Magnuson-Stevens Act, voluntary commercial quota buyback programs, and greater state management authority over saltwater sportfish species, among others...

Indiana: Bovine Tuberculosis Found in Wild White-Tailed Deer
The Indiana State Board of Animal Health (BOAH) and the Indiana Department of Natural Resources (INDNR) recently culled a two-year-old doe in Franklin County that tested positive for bovine tuberculosis (TB). This is the first time TB has been found in a wild animal in the state, and the positive test triggers changes in monitoring requirements for hunters...

California: Anti-Sportfishing Proposal Withdrawn From Commission
On August 23, petitioners proposing to eradicate smallmouth, largemouth, and striped bass from the California Delta withdrew their petition from consideration by the California Fish and Game Commission...

In recent months, the Nevada Board of Wildlife Commissioners has begun to consider regulations that would restrict the allowable caliber size and case length of ammunition used to hunt big game...
The Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC) recently amended the application process for deer control permits to place a greater focus on public hunting as an effective management tool to control isolated pockets of white-tailed deer overabundance. The new regulation, which went into effect on August 20, will now require applicants for deer control permits to explain how licensed public hunting has been used within the problem area, as well as how it will be used during the time period specified for the permit...


On Wednesday, September 14, the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) will host the 27th Annual Banquet & Auction in Washington, DC. Themed, "A Celebration of the Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus: Our Leaders in Conservation," this event brings together representatives from the sportsmen's conservation community with Members of Congress from the largest bipartisan caucus in Congress to celebrate and reflect on the last 27 years of policy accomplishments advancing the interests of sportsmen and women. This event includes a reception, dinner, and silent and live auctions.

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