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By Aoibheann Cline

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Thank you to our partners for supporting CSF's mission to protect and advance hunting, angling, recreational shooting, and trapping.

On Capitol Hill
Interior Department Announces Expansion of 1.4 Million Acres for Public Hunting and Fishing
On June 5, the Department of the Interior (DOI) announced the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will submit a proposed rule to open or expand more than 1.4 million acres of National... Read More > >

Government Accountability Office Gathers Intel at Gulf Council Meeting
Last week, Government Accountability Office (GAO) staff attended the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council meeting in Destin, Florida to learn more about the different stakeholder... Read More > >

Hunting and Shooting Sports Conservation Council Urges U.S. Forest Service to Better Balance Public Recreation Needs
Recently, the Hunting and Shooting Sports Conservation Council (HSSCC) submitted a letter to Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue encouraging the U.S. Forest... Read More > >

In the States
Alabama:  Red Snapper Management Joint Resolution Passes Legislature
Contact: Bee Frederick, Southeastern States Director
On May 30, Alabama HJR 265 - a joint resolution commending efforts undertaken to secure state management of red snapper
and support state management of all... Read More > >

Arizona: Public Comment Period Open for Proposal to Build Recreational Shooting Sites
Contact: Ellary TuckerWilliams, Inter-Mountain Western States Coordinator
On June 3, the US Department of the Interior's Bureau of Land Management (BLM) began a 30-day public comment period to allow stakeholders to weigh-in on a proposed... Read More > >
California: Legislature Declares State-wide Fishing and Boating Week
Contact: Aoibheann Cline, Western States Coordinator
The California Legislature officially proclaimed June 1-9, 2019 as California Fishing and Boating Week, in coordination with the National Fishing and Boating Week. Read More > >

Connecticut: CSF Prevents Anti-Sportsmen Legislation as Sessions Adjourn
Contact: Joe Mullin, New England States Coordinator
On June 5, regular sessions adjourned for the Connecticut General Assembly, bringing an end to numerous anti-sportsmen bills that were introduced earlier this year. Read More > >

Maine: Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus Advisory Council Member Formed
Contact: Joe Mullin, New England States Coordinator
The Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) is pleased to announce the formation of the Maine Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus Advisory Council.  Read More > >

Missouri: US Forest Service Proposes Feral Hog Hunting Ban on Mark Twain National Forest
Contact: Kent Keene, Lower Midwestern States Coordinator
On May 24, the United States Forest Service (USFS) began a 60-day public comment period allowing stakeholders to weigh in on the proposed closure of Mark Twain National... Read More > >

Oregon: Anti-Poaching Legislation Championed by Sportsmen's Caucus Leaders Heads to Governor
Contact: Aoibheann Cline, Western States Coordinator
On May 31, the Oregon Senate voted unanimously to pass HB 3035, an anti-poaching bill, that increases the maximum penalty for certain wildlife law offenses committed without a culpable... Read More > >

South Carolina: Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation and National Wild Turkey Federation Host Annual Clays Classic
Contact: Bee Frederick, Southeastern States Director
On June 7, the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF), in conjunction with the South Carolina Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus, hosted the 3rd Annual South Carolina Sporting... Read More > >
Virginia: Department of Game and Inland Fisheries Executive Director Appointed
Contact: John Culclasure, Central Appalachian States Manager
On May 30, the Virginia Board of Game and Inland Fisheries appointed Ryan Brown as the Executive Director of the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (DGIF). Read More > >

NASC Annual Summit Call for Proposals
The Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) is seeking session ideas and participation from partners with an interest in the 16th Annual National Assembly of Sportsmen's... Read More > >

CSF Welcomes Inter-Mountain Western States Coordinator to Team 
Ellary joined CSF in June of 2019 and serves as the Inter-Mountain Western States Coordinator. In her role, Ellary works closely with the state legislative and gubernatorial sportsmen's caucus members in Idaho, Montana, Utah, Arizona and New Mexico. Read More > >

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