January 19, 2017

 

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ON CAPITOL HILL

Sportsmen's Conservation Groups Express Support for Congressman Ryan Zinke Interior Nomination
On January 12, over 40 of the nation's leading hunting, fishing, and other conservation organizations expressed their support for Congressman Ryan Zinke's (MT) nomination to serve as 52nd Secretary of the Interior under the Trump Administration...

IN THE STATES

Arizona: BLM Accepting Comments on Sonoran Desert Recreational Shooting Plan
The Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) Phoenix District Office has announced details on three public information meetings at which the agency is seeking public input on recreational target shooting management alternatives for the Sonoran Desert National Monument (SDNM)...

Delaware: Sportsmen's Caucus Seeks Protection of Game Meat Donors 
On January 10, Representative Jeff Spiegelman, Co-Chair of the bipartisan, bicameral Delaware Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus, introduced House Bill 27 that would protect those who donate game meat to the Division of Fish and Wildlife's Sportsmen Against Hunger program and non-profits from civil or criminal liability...

On January 15, the Georgia sportsmen's community and numerous legislative and administrative officials gathered at the Georgia State Capitol for the 15th Annual Georgia Sportsmen's and Coastal Day at the Capitol. This annual event, held at the beginning of the legislative session, provides a venue for elected officials to hear from the conservation community on issues of importance as well as express their support for these issues...

Sponsored by Illinois Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus Member Senator Bill Haine, Illinois Senate Bill 50 was recently introduced and assigned to committee. This bill contains provisions that would remove the state's prohibition on using a suppressor...

Oregon: Hound Hunting Bill Drafts Pre-Filed
Recently, several pieces of legislation aimed at expanding hound hunting opportunities in Oregon were pre-filed in the Oregon Legislature...

CSF NEWS

Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation Hosts Reception at SHOT Show 2017
On January 18, the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) hosted a reception in Las Vegas, Nevada, during the annual SHOT Show by the National Shooting Sports Foundation. CSF partners and supporters from the shooting sports industry gathered to discuss upcoming policy priorities for hunters and recreational shooters...

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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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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