February 2, 2017

 

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ON CAPITOL HILL

The Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) announced changes to the Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus (CSC) leadership for the 115th Congress during the 'Changing of the Guard' dinner in Washington....

IN THE STATES

The Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) announced and welcomed Governor Steve Bullock of Montana and Governor Tom Wolf of Pennsylvania as the new Democratic Co-Chair and Vice-Chair, respectively, of the Governors Sportsmen's Caucus (GSC). Governors Bullock and Wolf join Governor Phil Bryant (MS) and Governor Matt Mead (WY), the respective Republican Co-Chair and Vice Chair of the GSC...

Alabama: College Student Hunting and Angling Licenses Legislation Pre-Filed
On January 30, Senator Tom Whatley, Chairman of the Senate Agriculture Conservation and Forestry Committee, pre-filed Senate Bill 29, which would authorize nonresident college students in Alabama to purchase a hunting or fishing license at the same cost as a resident, under certain conditions. Previously, Representative Tommy Hanes also pre-filed the same measure in the House of Representatives as House Bill 3...

In response to high public interest, the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) Phoenix District Office has announced that it will host two additional public information meetings, at which the BLM will accept comments on the proposed management alternatives for recreational shooting on the Sonoran Desert National Monument (SDNM)...

Midwest: New Cases of Chronic Wasting Disease Across the Region
Multiple states in the Midwestern United States have recently been responding to new cases of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD), while other states are working to prevent the reappearance of the disease in their deer herds...

Oregon: Sportsmen's Bills Come Front and Center as Oregon Legislature Convenes
On February 1, the Oregon State Legislature convened for the state's 79 th Annual Legislative Assembly. Among the bills introduced leading up to the start of the 2017 legislative session were a number of proposals meant to improve opportunities for Oregon's hunters and anglers, including measures to expand hound hunting opportunities, create an adult mentored hunting program, and clarify when access to state lands can be closed by a state agency... 

Pennsylvania: Modern Sporting Rifles for Hunting Clears Second Hurdle
On January 31, the Pennsylvania Game Commission voted unanimously to approve the use of modern sporting rifles for hunting...

CSF NEWS

Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) Honorary Board of Directors member Richard Childress was recently appointed as Honorary Chair of 2017 National Hunting and Fishing Day, which will take place on September 23. An avid sportsman who understands the contributions of hunters and anglers, Childress has been a dedicated supporter of CSF for over 10 years...

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.  

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Working with Congress, governors and state legislatures to protect and advance hunting, angling, recreational shooting and trapping.

 

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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