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By Tiffany Boguslawski

On Capitol Hill
Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Advances Important Access Priority
On February 5, the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW) advanced S. 94, the Target Practice and Marksmanship Training Support Act, which is a longstanding priority of the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF). Read More > >

Senate and House Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus Members Introduce Bills for Critical Chronic Wasting Disease Research
Senator John Barrasso (WY) recently introduced a bill to authorize necessary research for states to better manage and limit the spread of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) in cervid populations.  Read More > >

Trump Nominates Acting Secretary David Bernhardt to Lead Interior Department
President Trump announced his nomination of Acting Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt to take over the Department officially...

In the States
Maine: Judy Camuso Confirmed as First Female Commissioner of the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife
By Joe Mullin, New England States Coordinator
On January 31, Maine witnessed a historic moment when Judy Camuso was confirmed by the State Senate to serve as the first female Commissioner of the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife (IFW).

Maryland: Caucus Co-Chair Introduces Sunday Hunting Bills
By Brett Stayton, Mid-Atlantic States Coordinator
Senator Jack Bailey, a newly appointed Co-Chair of the Maryland Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus, recently introduced two bills aimed at expanding Sunday hunting opportunities for both deer and waterfowl , SB 293 and SB 390 . Read More > >

New England: CSF Presents at National Wild Turkey Federation Leadership Confe rence
B y Brent Miller, Senior Director, Northeastern States
On February 2, the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) Senior Director of Northeastern States Brent Miller and New England States Coordinator Joe Mullin presented at the 2019 National... 

New Hampshire: Sportsmen's Caucus Leaders Announced for the 2019 Legislative Session
By Brent Miller, Senior Director, Northeastern States
The Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) is pleased to announce the Co-Chairs of the bipartisan and bicameral  New Hampshire Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus  for the 2019 legislative session. Read More > >

New York: Cervid Importation Ban Extended Through 2023 Over Chronic Wasting Disease Concerns
By Brent Miller, Senior Director, Northeastern States
As of January 30, the previously existing ban on importation of cervids susceptible to Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD ) into the state of New York has been extended through August 1, 2023. Read More > >

North Dakota: Sportsmen's Caucus Lunch and Reception Sets Record Attendance
By Nick Buggia, Upper Midwestern States Manager
On February 7, the North Dakota  Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus hosted its Sportsmen's Kickoff Lunch and Reception in Bismarck, which brought together a record attendance... Read More > >

Oregon: Chronic Wasting Disease Bill Scheduled for Hearing
By Zach Widner, Northwest States Senior Manager
On February 12, the Oregon House Natural Resources Committee will hold a hearing on HB 2294, a bill that would require commercial cervid (deer, elk, moose) attractant products derived from... Read More > >
 
Pennsylvania: Sunday Hunting Bill Reported Out of Committ ee
By Brett Stayton, Mid-Atlantic States Coordinator
Recently, the Pennsylvania Senate Game and Fisheries Committee approved a Sunday hunting-related bill, SB 147 , with an 8-3 vote. This bill is sponsored by... Read More > >