January 12, 2017


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

Congressman Jeff Duncan (SC), Co-Chair of the Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus (CSC), along with CSC Member Congressman John "Judge" Carter (TX) introduced H.R. 367, the Hearing Protection Act (HPA). Joining the primary sponsors on this bill are 43 original cosponsors including CSC Co-Chair Congressman Gene Green (TX), CSC Vice-Chair Congressman Austin Scott (GA) and many other members of the bipartisan CSC...


2017 States Policy Issue Briefs Now Available
The 2017 Congressional Sportsmen's Foundatio n (CSF) States Program Team Issue Briefs are now available for download by the public on the CSF website. Each year, the CSF States Program Team produces a series of issue briefs that cover a wide range of policy issues affecting the sportsmen's community. The 2017 collection is a compilation of 67 individual briefs that provide background information on legislative, regulatory and other policy trends of interest to hunters, anglers, recreational shooters and trappers throughout the country. The information contained in these briefs is developed in partnership with a variety of sources including state legislative sportsmen's caucus members, conservation organizations, state fish and wildlife agencies, and sportsmen-allied partners...

California: Water Bill Receives Mixed Reaction from Sportsmen's Community
In the final weeks of 2016, President Obama signed into law the "Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation (WIIN) Act" - a bill aimed at restoring and conserving aquatic habitat while rebuilding the nation's strained water management infrastructure... 

Colorado: CSF Staff Appointed to CO Habitat Stamp Committee
On December 21, Governors Sportsmen's Caucus member Governor John Hickenlooper (CO) announced the appointment of Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) Western States Director Andy Treharne to serve on the state's Wildlife Habitat Stamp Committee...

Michigan: Caucus Recognizes Continued Partnership with Glassen Foundation in 2017
As sportsmen and women in Michigan celebrate the new year, the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation is proud to recognize their continued partnership with the Hal and Jean Glassen Memorial Foundation...

North Carolina: CSF Sponsors Event to Support Mattamuskeet Lodge 
On January 6, the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation and the North Carolina Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus sponsored the 2017 "Restoring Mattamuskeet Lodge" Economic Development Summit in Hyde County, North Carolina...


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.  
The Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) recently added Kelli Roessler  as Event Manager and Taylor Schmitz  as Federal Relations Coordinat or, both located in Washington, DC. Kelli has an extensive event planning and sales background having worked at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill for approximately five years prior to joining CSF. Taylor has previous policy experience working in the U.S. House of Representatives and worked on CSF's event and development team before transitioning into his new role on the federal policy team. 

From the sportsmen's perspective, what is the biggest threat to federal public lands?


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 www.SportsmensLink.org or contact Sara Leonard at 202.543.6850 x 11 or email sara@sportsmenslink.org.


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