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Conservation Groups Support Resolution to Restore Alaska's State Wildlife Management Authority 
On February 6, twenty-seven sportsmen's conservation groups sent a letter to Speaker of the House Paul Ryan and Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy in support of House Joint Resolution 69, which would nullify the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) rule, "Non-Subsistence Take of Wildlife, and Public Participation and Closure Procedures, on National Wildlife Refuges in Alaska."  Read More >>

Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus Leaders Welcome 115th Congress
On February 7, the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) hosted a reception on Capitol Hill to welcome new and returning Members of Congress who discussed priorities for the Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus (CSC) during the 115 th Congress.  Read More >>
IntheStatesIn the States
Illinois: Bill to Expand Crossbow Hunting Opportunities Introduced 
Introduced on February 1, Illinois House Bill 1771 (IL H 1771) would allow hunters to use a crossbow to harvest any game animal during the appropriate archery season. Currently, only hunters with a disability, and those ages 62 and older or 18 years and younger may use crossbows during archery season. Crossbows are currently allowed during archery season, beginning the Monday after the second firearm deer season.

Kentucky: Enrollment Open for Cooperative Dove Field Program
The enrollment period for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources (KDFWR) Cooperative Dove Field Program is open, and applications will be accepted through March 1.  Read More >>

Louisiana: Management Options for Gulf of Mexico Red Snapper - A New Report
Recently at the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council) meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana, the Gulf Angler Focus Group (GAFG) presented a summary of its newly released report, which explores alternative management options for the recreational red snapper fishery. With only an 11-day federal season in 2016, management of this important recreational fishery has become increasingly contentious and has resulted in high angler dissatisfaction.  Read More >>
Montana: Sportsmen's Caucus Holds Lunch to Discuss Sportsmen's Priorities
On February 8, the Montana Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus held a lunch briefing for legislators and sportsmen's representatives, announcing the new Co-Chairs of the Caucus, as well as Caucus priorities for the 2017 session.  Read More >>
Event Assistant Joins CSF Team in Washington, DC
Sophie Gorshenin recently joined the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) as an Event Assistant at the Washington, DC office. She previously worked with CSF as the Event and Development intern, and will now assist the Event and Development team on organizing both federal and regional events full-time.  Read More >>
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