December 22, 2016
 
Your Trusted Source for Federal and State Policy Updates and News Concerning Our Sportsmen's Heritage

Happy Holidays from CSF!

The Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation would like to thank our supporters and 
readers this year for being part of the mission to protect and advance our hunting, angling, recreational shooting and trapping traditions. This will be the final edition of The Sportsmen's Voice for 2016, but we look forward to continuing to provide you with the most up-to-date news on the issues affecting America's sportsmen and women in 2017.


ON CAPITOL HILL

Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus (CSC) Congressman Ryan Zinke (MT) has been nominated to serve as the 52nd Secretary of the Interior under the Trump Administration...
On December 12, the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) joined several regional and national recreational fishing organizations in opposing a petition currently under consideration by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries to list the Pacific bluefin tuna as endangered under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The petition, which was submitted to the Department of Commerce and NOAA earlier this year by several environmental organizations, seeks to ban recreational and commercial fishing for Pacific bluefin tuna in the United States Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ)...

IN THE STATES

Colorado: Sportsmen's Groups Support Research Proposals
Last week, the Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) Commission voted unanimously to study wildlife dynamics in two areas of Colorado where mule deer populations have declined from historic levels. Consistent with the North American Model of Wildlife Conservation's recognition that science is the proper tool to discharge wildlife policy, these research projects will now move forward with the goal of better understanding factors that may be limiting ungulate populations in certain areas of the state...

Feral hogs, an exotic invasive species, cause significant damage to our natural resources. Research has attributed many negative impacts to this species, including damage to agriculture, the spread of disease, and the displacement of other game and non-game species. Due to the hog's rapid reproductive capabilities, cost-effective management of this species is difficult...

On December 10, the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) partnered with the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) to submit official comments on two separate proposals that would significantly expand military training ranges in Nevada. Both proposals, if approved, would transfer hundreds of thousands of acres from the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to the Navy and Air Force - much of which would be closed to public access, including access for Nevada's sportsmen and women...

CSF NEWS

The Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) and the Ruffed Grouse Society (RGS) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for the shared goals of the two organizations to advance science-based wildlife management, wildlife conservation, and the sportsmen's heritage...

CSF is currently accepting applications for the 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.  
 
The Dallas Safari Club and the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation's Board of Directors will host a Chairman's Club reception benefitting the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation. For more than 15 years, DSC has been a strong advocate in supporting CSF's mission to work with Congress, governors, and state legislatures to protect and advance hunting, angling, recreational shooting and trapping. Founded in 2013, the Chairman's Club provides recognition for individuals who philanthropically support CSF with an annual gift of at least $1,000 per year.
For more information, please contact Dante Swallow at dante@sportsmenslink.org .

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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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