On Capitol Hill
Wildlife Conservation Groups Discuss National Priorities for the Administration, Congress
On March 7, more than 50 representatives from the nation's leading wildlife conservation organizations gathered in Spokane, Washington, for the biannual American Wildlife Conservation Partners (AWCP) meeting. The meeting took place in concert with the 82nd North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference. Read More > >
In the States
Alabama: CSF Joins Sportsmen's Caucus, Sportsmen's Groups at Capitol Complex
On March 8, the Alabama Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus hosted a luncheon on the lawn of the Capitol Complex. With over 300 people in attendance, the event brought together legislators, members of the conservation community, outdoor industry leaders, and state agency representatives to learn more about the Alabama Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus and the varied positive impacts hunting and angling provide Alabama through the American System of Conservation Funding.
Arkansas: Caucus and Commission Host Annual Luncheon
On March 1, the Arkansas Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus and the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission (AGFC) held their annual joint fish fry luncheon at the Arkansas Association of Counties office in Little Rock. The annual event is an opportunity for members of the legislature to discuss policies from fisheries management to feral hog control with AGFC staff from across the agency. During this event, Senator Eddie Joe Williams was elected as Senate vice-chair.
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California: Recreational Fishing Bills Move Through Legislature
Several legislative proposals aimed at improving access for California's recreational anglers are currently under consideration by the state's legislature.
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Idaho: License Fee Bill Passes House of Representatives
On March 7, the Idaho House of Representatives voted to pass
House Bill 230, several days after the bill favorably passed out of the Ho
use Resources and Environment Committee. The bill, sponsored by the Idaho House Health and Welfare Committee, would raise fees for general hunting and fishing licenses as well as tags, and provide additional funding for depredation and sportsmen's access programs.
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New Jersey: Sportsmen's Caucus Hosts Policy Forum
On February 28, the bipartisan New Jersey Angling, Hunting and Conservation Caucus and the New Jersey Outdoor Alliance hosted their first policy forum of the 2017 legislative session. Over a dozen Caucus Members gathered to discuss legislative priorities for the sportsmen's community, including two Caucus Co-Chairs, Senate President Stephen Sweeney and Senator Steve Oroho. The key conservation issues identified by the attendees included scientific management of the black bear population, dog proof raccoon traps, and federal changes to summer flounder catch and size limits and marine fisheries funding.
Wisconsin: Sportsmen's Caucus Hosts Conservation Briefing and Luncheon
On March 8, the Wisconsin Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus hosted an informational briefing for legislators on priority issues for sportsmen and women in the state. In addition to welcoming legislators and providing an overview of the policy priorities, Caucus leadership introduced key leaders of Wisconsin's conservation community to address the audience.
New Mission Partners: February 2017
play an integral role in ensuring we have the resources to effectively represent sportsmen and women today and in the future. CSF is proud to be partnered with respected, iconic companies, organizations, and individuals committed to protecting and advancing hunting, angling, recreational shooting and trapping.
American Outdoor Brands
DICK'S Sporting Goods
Leupold & Stevens
Plano Synergy Holdings
Robert W. Baird & Co.
St. Marks Powder
New Chairman's Club Members: February 2017
CSF's supporters come from all backgrounds and walks of life, but are united in their passion for the outdoors and conservation and desire to protect and advance our rich sporting heritage. The
provides recognition for individuals who philanthropically support CSF.
Corrigan-Goddard Family Foundation