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On Capitol Hill
House Natural Resources Committee Holds Markup on Important Access Legislation
On March 7, the House Natural Resources Committee held a full markup of H.R. 5133, the Federal Lands Transaction Facilitation Act Reauthorization of 2018 (FLTFA), which was introduced on March 1 by Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus (CSC) Member and Natural Resources Committee Chairman Rob Bishop (UT). Read More > >

In the States
Important Fisheries Issues Being Debated This Week at the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council
By Chris Horton, Sr. Director, Midwestern States/Fisheries Program
The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council is meeting the week of March 5 in Jekyll Island, Georgia, where two agenda items of significance to recreational anglers in the region will be voted on.

California: Lead Fishing Tackle Ban Introduced
By Soren Nelson, Pacific Southwest States Coordinator
On February 16, California Assembly Member Bill Quirk introduced Assembly Bill 2787, a bill that would outlaw the manufacturing, sale and purchase of lead fishing weights weighing less than 50 grams.

Maryland: CSF Mourns the Passing of Sportsmen's Caucus Co-Chair Senator Wayne Norman
By Brett Stayton, Mid-Atlantic States Coordinator
The Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) is deeply saddened to report that Senator Wayne Norman, Co-Chair of the Maryland Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus, passed away at his home on Sunday, March 4. 
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Mississippi: State House Hosts Informational Meeting on Chronic Wasting Disease
By Bee Frederick, Southeastern States Director
On February 28, an informational meeting on chronic-wasting disease (CWD) was held in the Mississippi State House following the recent discovery of CWD within the state. Read More > >

Mississippi: Sportsmen's Caucus and Conservation Partners Gather to Celebrate Sporting Traditions
By Bee Frederick, Southeastern States Director
On February 28, the Mississippi Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus hosted the 10 th  Annual Sportsmen's Caucus/Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks Fish Fry in Jackson. Read More > >

Nebraska: Sportsmen's Foundation Hosts Annual Sportsmen's Conference and Wild Game Luncheon
By Joel Hodgdon, Central Midwestern States Coordinator
On March 6, the Nebraska Sportsmen's Foundation hosted their annual sportsmen's community legislative conference and wild game luncheon. Representatives from hunting and angling organizations gathered to discuss state legislation of importance to Nebraska's hunters and anglers. Read More > >

Oregon: Anti-Poaching Bill Moves to Governor's Desk
By Zach Widner, Northwest States Senior Manager
On February 28, the Oregon State Senate voted unanimously to pass House Bill 4030, which would authorize courts to require wildlife law violators to pay a portion of, or all, fines incurred from the unlawful taking of wildlife, to the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife.

West Virginia: Public Lands Sunday Hunting Legislation Headed to Governor's Desk
By John Culclasure, Central Appalachian States Manager
Legislation to expand Sunday hunting opportunities in West Virginia has passed both legislative chambers and is expected to be signed into law by Governors Sportsmen's Caucus (GSC) member Governor Jim Justice. 

CSF Hires Mid-Atlantic States Coordinator
The Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) welcomed 
Brett Stayton as the newest addition to the CSF States Program Team this week. After spending the summer of 2016 with CSF as a Brad Rowse Policy Fellow, Brett has rejoined the team full-time as the Mid-Atlantic States Coordinator. Read More > >

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