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August Recess Clays Competition
Glenn Dale, MD

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On Capitol Hill
CSF and Partners Participate in Aquatic Invasive Species Coalition Inaugural Meeting
On July 23, Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) staff attended the inaugural meeting of the Boating and Fishing Aquatic Invasive Species Coalition. Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) are non-native... 

Wildlife Conservation Groups Urge Advancing Sportsmen's Access Bill in Congress
On July 20, the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) and 15 other of the nation's leading hunting and recreational shooting conservation groups submitted a  letter... Read More > >

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries Announces Red Snapper Season for the South Atlantic
On July 23, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries announced a final rule for Amendment 43 that would allow for a limited 2018 red snapper season in the South Atlantic.

Sportsmen's Groups Support Return of State Wildlife Management in Alaska
By Zach Widner, Northwest States Senior Manager
Recently, the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) submitted comments to the National Park Service (NPS) in support of a recent proposal to withdraw a 2015 rule... Read More > >

In the States
Chronic Wasting Disease Legislative Policy Reception Held at Southern Legislative Conference
By Joel Hodgdon, Central Midwestern States Coordinator
On July 23, over 30 legislative sportsmen's caucus members from seven states across the Midwest and Southeast regions came together for a policy forum and reception in... Read More > >

Alaska: Electronic Licenses Bill Signed by Governor
By Zach Widner, Northwest States Senior Manager
On July 13, Alaska House Bill 260 , legislation that would allow sportsmen and women to carry electronic conservation licenses into the field, was officially signed into law... Read More > >

South Carolina: Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation and National Wild Turkey Federation Host Clays Competition
By Bee Frederick, Southeastern States Director
On July 19, the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) hosted the 2nd   Annual South Carolina Sporting Clays Classic in Edgefield at the National Wild Turkey Federation's... Read More > >

Shimano and B.A.S.S. Award Scholarships to Student Anglers, Young Conservationists
A panel of fisheries experts recently selected winners of the
Shimano Varsity  scholarship program, including current college students and graduating high school seniors who are avid anglers and interested in pursuing careers in... Read More > >

Registration Now Open for CSF's August Recess Clays Competition
Hosted by the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation, this bipartisan event will be held on Tuesday, August 7 th  at PG County Trap and Skeet in Glenn Dale, Maryland.

Designed to bring Congressional staff and the sportsmen's community together for a fun day out of the office, this event will allow attendees the opportunity to participate in trap, skeet, and sporting clays  while also enjoying the outdoors.
For more information or to RSVP, please contact Events Assistant Sarah Rusenko, at   srusenko@congressionalsportsmen.org  or (202)543-6850 x27.

Photo: CSF President Jeff Crane and CSF Board Member Larry Keane (National Shooting Sports Foundation) present Top Gun Democrat award to Ben Jackson (Office of Rep. Gene Green (TX)) in 2017.

In Memory of Gary J. Taylor
On July 18, 2018, Gary Taylor passed away peacefully. Gary was a respected leader within the fish and wildlife conservation community in Washington, DC, who was passionate about his work. Throughout his career, he worked with the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (AFWA), Ducks Unlimited, and the National Wild Turkey Federation.Gary was a friend of the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation and worked closely with our staff .
In his memory, AFWA established the Gary Taylor Policy Internship Scholarship. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent in his name to AFWA at 1100 First Street NE, Suite 825, Washington, DC 20002.

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