December 8, 2016


Your Trusted Source for Federal and State Policy Updates and News Concerning Our Sportsmen's Heritage

There are currently no updates from Capitol Hill. 


Last week, state legislators from 30 states representing the National Assembly of Sportsmen's Caucuses (NASC) network joined the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) and others from the sportsmen conservation community in Biloxi, Mississippi for the 13th Annual Sportsman-Legislator Summit...

Idaho Department of Fish and Game Proposes Price Lock for Licenses, Tags, Permits
On December 5, the Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG) announced that it will once again be pursuing legislation to increase resident fees creating a price lock for regular purchasers of hunting, fishing, and trapping licenses, tags, and permits...

On December 2, during the closing reception of the 13th Annual National Assembly of Sportsmen's Caucuses (NASC) Sportsman-Legislator Summit, NASC Executive Council Member and Michigan Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus Co-Chair Senator Mike Green announced Traverse City, Michigan as the location for the 14th Annual NASC Sportsman-Legislator Summit in 2017...


CSF is currently accepting applications for a Federal Relations Coordinator who will work in the Washington, DC office. The Federal Relations Coordinator will be responsible for developing, coordinating and implementing outreach strategies designed to enhance the organization's engagement on federal policy issues. The ideal candidate will have 1-3 years of experience working on federal natural resource policy issues through employment by a Member of Congress or federal agency. This is a full-time salaried position with upward mobility potential.  

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. 

CSF to Host Cast & Blast this December
CSF is hosting a Cast & Blast on Maryland's Eastern Shore/Atlantic Ocean from December 11- 13. Space is limited. The trip will consist of waterfowl hunting and salt water fishing. Pitboss Waterfowl, one of the best known sea duck hunting guides in the Mid-Atlantic, will offer the opportunity to harvest old squaws, surf scoters, and canvasbacks, among others. Guests will also have the opportunity to fish for late season striped bass. 

All ammunition, licenses, local transportation, meals, and lodging will be provided. For more information, please contact Phil Hoon at or Taylor Schmitz

Dallas Safari Club to Host Chairman's Club Reception
The Dallas Safari Club (DSC) and the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation's Board of Directors will host a Chairman's Club reception benefitting the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation on January 6. For more than 15 years, DSC has been a strong advocate in supporting CSF's mission to work with Congress, governors, and state legislatures to protect and advance hunting, angling, recreational shooting and trapping. Founded in 2013, the Chairman's Club provides recognition for individuals who philanthropically support CSF with an annual gift of at least $1,000 per year.
For more information, please contact Dante Swallow at .

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Working with Congress, governors and state legislatures to protect and advance hunting, angling, recreational shooting and trapping.


For more information on the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation go to or contact Sara Leonard at 202.543.6850 x 11 or email


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