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Thank you to our partners for supporting CSF's mission to protect and advance hunting, angling, recreational shooting, and trapping.
Angling Community Optimistic With Recent Advances to Improve Fisheries Management and Conservation 
On  December 13, the House Natural Resources Committee advanced H.R. 200, a bill sponsored by Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus (CSC) Member Congressman Don Young (AK) that amends the 1976 Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSA) to provide flexibility for fishery managers and stability for fishermen.  

Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus Members Introduce Legislation to Improve Public Access to Private Lands
On  December 18, Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus (CSC) Members Senator Steve Daines (MT) and Senator Michael Bennet (CO) introduced the Voluntary Public Access Improvement Act of 2017 (S. 2243). This legislation would reauthorize and increase funding for the Voluntary Public Access and Habitat Incentive Program (VPA-HIP).
House Passes the Keep America's Refuges Operational Act with Strong Bipartisan Support

On  December 18, the Keep America's Refuges Operational Act (H.R. 3979) passed out of the House of Representatives with a strong bipartisan vote of 371-14. On October 11, H.R 3979 was introduced by Congressmen Hakeem Jeffries (NY) and Gregario Sablin (MP) and Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus (CSC) Members Congressmen Rob Wittman (VA), Garret Graves (LA), Frank LoBiondo (NJ), and Mike Thompson (CA). 

Sportsmen's Caucus Members Introduce Bill for State-based Wildlife Conservation Funding
Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus (CSC) Members Congressman Jeff Fortenberry (NE) and Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI) introduced H.R. 4647, the bipartisan Recovering America's Wildlife Act. This bipartisan bill aims to meet the increasing need for proactive wildlife conservation funding for the full array of our nation's fish and wildlife resources and the habitats on which they depend.  Read More > >
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Governor Bullock, Sportsmen's Groups Announce Creation of Montana Land Access Network
On  December 18, Governors Sportsmen's Caucus Co-Chair Montana Governor Steve Bullock, State Representative Alan Doane, leaders from Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation (RMEF), Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF), and others participated in a press conference announcing the creation of the Montana Land Access Network.
Indiana: Caucus Supports Federal Forestry Conservation, Policy Reform

On  December 12, the Co-Chairs of the bipartisan Indiana Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus sent a letter  supporting the Emergency Fuel Reduction Act of 2017 (S. 1752) to Indiana Senator Joe Donnelly, a member of the Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus. 

New Jersey: Bill to Authorize the Use of Tracking Dogs Clears Another Hurdle

On December 18, the New Jersey Assembly Committee on Appropriations unanimously reported out Assembly Bill 1616, which would authorize the use of tracking dogs to recover lost deer in the Garden State. This bipartisan legislation is sponsored by Co-Chair of the New Jersey Angling and Hunting Conservation Caucus Assemblyman John Burzichelli, and is co-sponsored by several other Caucus members.  Read More > >
Bid Now for Henry Repeating Arms 20
th Anniversary Rifle Benefitting CSF

T o celebrate its 20th Anniversary, Henry Repeating Arms is donating the proceeds of a special Big Boy .44 Magnum Edition rifle to benefit the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation. The rifle boasts a hand-engraved brass receiver featuring Henry Arm's motto, "Made in America or not made at all" and AAA American Walnut stock. Bid now through December 23 at 10:00pm ET. 

CSF's 2017 Year in Review Report Available 

The Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) has officially released its 2017 Year in Review, which highlights policy work at the federal and state level affecting the sportsmen's community throughout the past year. In addition, the report covers CSF events and administrative updates from 2017. 
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Tom Brooke Named Honorary Member of the Parliamentary Outdoor Caucus of Canada 
The Parliamentary Outdoor Caucus of Canada has named Tom Brooke, former President of the Canadian Sportfishing Industry Association (CSIA), an Honorary Member of the Caucus. Read More > >
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