September 22, 2016

 

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ON CAPITOL HILL

On September 14, nearly 50 Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus (CSC) Members from the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, along with leaders of the sportsmen's community and industry gathered at the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation's (CSF) 27th Annual Banquet & Auction in Washington, DC, themed, "A Celebration of the Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus: Our Leaders in Conservation."...
 
The American Sportfishing Association (ASA) and National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) unveiled a campaign called "60-in-60" during a policy briefing on Capitol Hill on September 21, hosted by the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF). This campaign aims to increase numbers of anglers in the United States from 46 million to 60 million in 60 months by 2021...

IN THE STATES

As National Hunting and Fishing Day (NHFD) approaches, on Saturday, September 24, the hunting and angling conservation community across the country, including governors, allied industries, and sportsmen's organizations, have showcased their support for this important day recognizing the conservation efforts of America's sportsmen and women...

By: Senator Robin Webb (KY), President, National Assembly of Sportsmen's Caucuses

As President of the National Assembly of Sportsmen's Caucuses and Co-Chair of the Kentucky Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus, I am proud to join like-minded sportsmen-legislators from across the nation in celebrating the 44th National Hunting and Fishing Day on Saturday, September 24...

This past weekend, the bipartisan Maryland Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus hosted a sportsmen's retreat at the historical Woodmont Natural Resources Management Area in Hancock, Maryland. Over 20 Caucus members attended the weekend retreat including the National Assembly of Sportsmen's Caucuses (NASC) Past President and Maryland Co-Chair Senator John Astle, NASC Executive Council Member and Maryland Co-Chair Delegate Wendell Beitzel, and Maryland Vice-Chairs Senator Wayne Norman and Delegate Ned Carey...

Nebraska: Hunters Helping the Hungry Now Accepting Donations
On September 1, Nebraska's Hunters Helping the Hungry (HHH) program kicked off its 5th year of operations and began accepting game meat donations from local hunters. HHH was established by the Nebraska legislature in 2012 through the efforts of the Nebraska Legislative Sportsmen's Forum and the Nebraska Sportsmen's Foundation and provides ground venison to Nebraskans in need...

Nevada Sportsmen's Leaders Gather to Honor Late Senator Debbie Smith
On September 20, members of the Nevada Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus (Caucus) and leaders from the Nevada sportsmen's community gathered to honor the late Senator Debbie Smith at the Senator Debbie Smith Memorial Shoot in Las Vegas, Nevada. Attendees, including a number of first-time shooters, had the opportunity to shoot trap at the Clark County Shooting Complex, and remarks were provided during lunch by both colleagues of Senator Smith and members of the state's sportsmen's community...

West Virginia: CSF Participates in Committee Hearing on Sunday Hunting
On September 20, Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) Central Appalachian States Coordinator John Culclasure testified before the West Virginia Joint Commission on Economic Development during an interim session hearing on the economic impact of allowing Sunday hunting across the state. The National Rifle Association's Dakota Moore also testified before the committee...

CSF NEWS

CSF is currently accepting applications for the Fall 2016 Brad Rowse Fellow Internship Program. Brad Rowse Fellows at the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) will have the opportunity to learn the importance of the policy process related to hunting, angling, recreational shooting, trapping, and other conservation issues impacting sportsmen and women. This is a paid internship with a stipend of up to $1000 a month, and academic credit is strongly supported.
 
In celebration of its 150th Anniversary, Winchester, one of the oldest partners of the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF), has donated one of five collectible firearms to be auctioned off from now until the October 12 at the Wine, Wheels & Wildlife regional event. This Model 70 .30-06 bolt-action rifle was built in 1937, and features historic ammunition cartridges, a nostalgic display case, and the Winchester 150th Anniversary medallion.
 
Now through October 12, visit CSF's featured Winchester Model 70 webpage to learn more or to place a bid on this firearm.

Registration is now open for the 13th Annual National Assembly of Sportsmen's Caucuses (NASC) Sportsman-Legislator Summit. The Summit provides an opportunity for caucus members and partners to collaborate and devise year-long strategies to advance sportsmen's interests in state legislatures. This year, discussion topics include: lead ammunition bans, strategies for promoting the value of hunting and angling to the public, and key fisheries issues, among others. In addition, attendees will discuss the wide range of challenges currently facing America's sportsmen and women, along with the strategies necessary to overcome those challenges to protect and advance America's outdoor heritage, traditions, and sportsmen-generated conservation dollars in the years to come.
 
This year's Summit will take place on November 29- December 3 in Biloxi, Mississippi. For more information, or if you would like to register, please contact Jennifer Mecchella at jennifer@sportsmenslink.org or (321) 759-7523.


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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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