During challenging times, Americans traditionally look to the outdoors for relief and diversion. For 30 years, the work of CSF has been to ensure that American hunters and anglers, sport shooters and trappers, the traditional guardians of our public lands and wildlife, continue to have the best available opportunities to enjoy our lands. CSF remains committed to advancing and protecting the rights and privileges of the American sportsman.
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The Sporting Society

Stewards of the conservation legacy 

By Brett Hensley

On Capitol Hill
On  April 9, the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) and 50 members of the American Wildlife Conservation Partners (AWCP) as well as the nation's top fishing...  Read the full Press Release > >

Department of the Interior Proposes to Expand Hunting and Fishing Across 2.3 million Acres
Last week, the Department of the Interior (DOI) 
announced a historic proposal  to expand hunting and fishing opportunities across more than 2.3 million acres of public land and water spanning over 97 national wildlife refuges and 9... Read More > >

GAO Releases Report on Fisheries Allocations 
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently released the first of several  reports   related to better management of the recreational sector of marine fisheries as directed by Congress in the Modernizing Recreational Fisheries Management Act of 2018. Read More > >
In the States
Massachusetts: Caucus Co-Chairs Take a Stand for Sportsmen in Letter to the Governor
Contact: Joe Mullin, New England States Senior Coordinator
On April 7, two Co-Chairs of the bipartisan and bicameral  Massachusetts Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus submitted a letter of consideration to Governor Baker, requesting...  Read More > >

Missouri: Show-Me State's First Elk Season Officially Set for 2020
Contact:  Kent Keene, Lower Midwestern States Coordinator
Sportsmen and women looking for a new big game opportunity in the Ozarks recently had their dreams fulfilled by the Missouri Conservation Commission.  Read More > >

New Hampshire: CSF Submits Letter of Support for Pro-Sportsmen's Rules Package
Contact: Joe Mullin, New England States Senior Coordinator
On April 7, the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) submitted a letter of support to the New Hampshire Fish and Game (NHFG) Department regarding the proposed 2020 Wildlife Seasons Biennial Rulemaking. 
Read More > >
New Jersey: Caucus Co-Chairs Push Back against Governor's Order to Close State Forests, Parks
Brent Miller , Senior Director, Northeastern States & States Program Administrator
On Tuesday, April 7, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy announced the closure of state forests and parks, purportedly to help stop the spread of COVID-19.  Read More > >

New Mexico: Court Rules to Release Hunter Contact Information as Part of Public Record
Contact: Ellary TuckerWilliams, Inter-Mountain Western States Coordinator 
On March 19, a First Judicial District Court judge ordered the release of personal information of "...all successful big game applicants for the years 2015 through April 23, 2019" to Los Alamos...  Read More > >

Pennsylvania: Updated CWD Response Plan Available for Public Comment
Contact: Brent Miller, Senior Director, Northeastern States & States Program Administrator
Over the past several months, the Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC) has been accepting public comments on a comprehensive  Chronic Wasting Disease  (CWD) Response Plan.  Read More > >

Pennsylvania: Final Sunday Hunting Dates for 2020 Set
Contact:  Brent Miller , Senior Director, Northeastern States & States Program Administrator
On April 6 and April 7, the Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners held a virtual meeting to discuss and finalize regulations for the 2020-2021 hunting seasons. Read More > >

Virginia: Active Session for the Virginia Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus
Contact: John Culclasure, Southeastern States Assistant Director
Under the leadership of  Senator Emmett Hanger  and  Delegate James Edmunds , the Virginia Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus (Caucus) met regularly during the 2020 legislative session to discuss issues impacting sportsmen and women in the Commonwealth. Read More > >

Wisconsin: A look at some of the Highlights of the Badger State's 2020 Legislative Session 
Contact: Nick Buggia, Upper Midwestern States Manager
During Wisconsin's relatively short legislative session this year, Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) staff worked to stay in close communication with members of the Wisconsin Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus. Read More > >
CSF News
CSF Western States Coordinator, Aoibheann Cline, aired on CA Sportsman's Radio Show, Talks CA fishing regulations, and how to practice Responsible Recreation
Listen to CA Sportsmen's Radio episode featuring Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation's  Western States Coordinator, Aoibheann Cline. Cline provided an update on the California Fish and Game Commission's meeting last Thursday, dispelled the statewide closure rumors, gave an accurate update on the status of fishing regulations in California, and talks about what it means to practice #ResponsibleRecreation.
Download the episode on iTunes  here

2 020 Annual NASC Sportsman-Legislator Summit - Registration Now Open
Online registration is now open for the 17th Annual National Assembly of Sportsmen's Caucuses (NASC) Sportsman-Legislator Summit.  This Summit is the most important event of the year for caucus members and partners. Read More > >
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