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On Capitol Hill
Senate Passes Priority Legislation for Public Target Range Access
On April 10, the U.S. Senate passed the Target Practice and Marksmanship Training Support Act (S. 94) on a voice vote without amendment - a significant milestone in advancing priority legislation for the sportsmen's community... Read More > >

Legislation to Benefit Sport Fish Populations and Other Marine Life Introduced
On April 10, Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus (CSC) Vice-Chair Representatives Debbie Dingell (MI) and CSC Member Representative Brian Mast (FL) introduced  H.R. 2236... Read More > >

Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus Vice-Chair Introduces Land and Water Conservation Fund Bill
On April 9, Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus (CSC) Vice-Chair Senator Joe Manchin (WV) and CSC Member Senator Cory Gardner (CO) introduced S. 1081 to permanently fund... Read More > >

Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation Praises Senate Confirmation of Bernhardt as Secretary of the Interior
The U.S. Senate confirmed David Bernhardt to serve as Secretary of the Interior on a bipartisan vote of 56 - 41. The Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) has...  Read More > >

Conservation Leaders Provide Perspectives on Western Wildlife Migration Corridors
On April 10, the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) hosted a Capitol Hill Breakfast Briefing to provide updates and perspectives on Secretarial Order 3362 and associated conservation initiatives impacting western big game.. Read More > >

In the States
California: CSF Joins Wildlife Conservation Partners to Weigh-in on Legislation Impacting Sportsmen and Women
By Aoibheann Cline, Western States Coordinator
The Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) has joined forces with partner conservation groups to weigh-in on three pieces of legislation impacting California's sportsmen and women... Read More > > 

Kentucky: Crossbow Season Expansion Approved by Legislative Subcommittee
By John Culclasure, Central Appalachian States Manager
On April 9, the Kentucky Administrative Regulation Review Subcommittee passed a regulation change that would significantly increase opportunities for hunting with crossbows . Read More > >

Maine: Governors Sportsmen's Caucus Welcomes Governor Mills
By Joe Mullin, New England States Coordinator
On March 27, newly elected Governor Janet Mills of Maine 
joined the Governors Sportsmen's Caucus (GSC), a bipartisan group of governors from across the country...  Read More > >

Maine: Sportsmen's Caucus Member Bill Authorizes Commissioner Camuso the Power to Extend Trapping Season
By Joe Mullin, New England States Coordinator
On April 5, Governor Sportsmen's Caucus Member Governor Janet Mills (ME) signed An Act to Enhance Fish and Wildlife Laws (LD 490 ) into law.

Massachusetts: Caucus Gathers New and Returning Members for First Meeting of the Year
By Joe Mullin, New England States Coordinator
On April 10, Massachusetts Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus Members convened in Boston for the first meeting of the year. Read More > >

Minnesota: Governor Walz Joins the Governors Sportsmen's Caucus
By Nick Buggia, Upper Midwestern States Manager
Newly elected Minnesota Governor, and former Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus (CSC) Co-Chair, Tim Walz recently joined the Governors Sportsmen's Caucus (GSC), a bipartisan group of governors from across the country... Read More > >

Pennsylvania: Board of Commissioners Advance Proposals to Expand Hunter Opportunity
By Joe Mullin, New England States Coordinator
At their recent meeting, the Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners approved changing the start of the rifle season for deer to Saturday.
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