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By Ellary TuckerWilliams
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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
Bill to Reauthorize the Sport Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fund Introduced
On October 23, Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus (CSC) Member Representative Joe Cunningham (SC), along with CSC member Representatives Garret Graves (LA), CSC Co-chairs Marc Veasey (TX) and Austin Scott (GA) and CSC Vice... 

CSC Members Urge USDA Secretary Perdue to Implement Important Private Lands Conservation Program
On October 17th, Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus (CSC) Members Senators John Thune (SD) and Amy Klobuchar (MN), along with 15 other Senators, 13 of which are CSC Members, submitted a letter to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny... Read More > > 

House Holds Hearing on Proposed Pebble Mine
Last week, the House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment held a hearing titled "The Pebble Mine Project: Process and Potential Impacts," which... Read More > >

In the States
Michigan: Grouse Enhanced Management Sites for Ruffed Grouse Hunters
Contact: Nick Buggia, Upper Midwestern States Manager
With the leaves changing colors and the temperatures dropping, many sportsmen and women are excited to have the opportunity to get out in the field. Read More > >

New Mexico: CSF Joins Partners in Opposing Proposed Changes to State Trapping Regulations
Contact:  Ellary TuckerWilliams , Inter-Mountain Western States Coordinator
On October 21, the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) joined eight other New Mexico based groups in asking Governor Michelle Lujan-Grisham to oppose two rules proposed by... Read More > >

Nevada: CSF Weighs-in on Gaming Commission Proposed Regulations on Charitable Games and Lotteries Affecting Partner Conservation Organizations
Contact: Aoibheann Cline, Western States Coordinator
On September 26, the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) provided a comment letter to the Nevada Gaming Commission (Commission) on proposed amendments... Read More > >

New York: Hunting Under the Influence and Recreational Angling Bills Enacted
Contact: Brent Miller, Senior Director, Northeastern States
On October 23, the Governor of New York signed two bills into law which impact sportsmen and women in the Empire State.

North Carolina: Commission Proposes to Ban Cervid Urine
Contact: John Culclasure, Central Appalachian States Manager
On October 24, the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission (Commission) gave approval to present a proposed rule at statewide public hearings in January 2020... Read More > >

Pennsylvania: Caucus-Driven Sunday Hunting Bill on the Move
Contact: Brent Miller, Senior Director, Northeastern States
On October 21, Senate Bill 147 (S 147) was reported out of the House Game and Fisheries Committee with a strong bipartisan vote of 21-4. S 147 would authorize Sunday hunting in the... Read More > > 

Vermont: Fish and Wildlife Department to Host Informational Meeting on Coyotes
Contact: Brent Miller, Senior Director, Northeastern States
Similar to other state-led efforts in New England, Vermont's Fish and Wildlife Department will be hosting an informational meeting on December 17 regarding Eastern coyotes. Read More > >

Vermont: GSC Member Governor Phil Scott Recognizes Economic Importance of Hunting and Fishing
Contact: Brent Miller, Senior Director, Northeastern States
On October 24, Governor Phil Scott, a member of the Governors Sportsmen's Caucus held a press conference to recognize the importance of hunting, fishing, recreational... Read More > >

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Opens 6,638 Acres of Forest for Private Land Hunting
Contact: Aoibheann Cline, Western States Coordinator
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife's (WDFW) Private Lands Access Program, working with the Weyerhaeuser Company, recently opened up 6,638 acres of forest to hunters... Read More > >

CSF News
Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation Remembers Late Senator Kay Hagan
Earlier today, former North Carolina Senator and past Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus 
Co-Chair Kay Hagan passed away at the age of 66. Read More > >

NASC Sportsman-Legislator Summit - Registration Now Open
Online registration is now open for the 16th Annual National Assembly of Sportsmen's Caucuses (NASC) Sportsman-Legislator Summit. The NASC Sportsman-Legislator Summit is the most important event of the year for caucus members and partners. Now in its 16th year, this annual meeting serves as the ideal venue for focused discussion and interaction between and among state policy makers, sportsmen's NGO representatives, and outdoor industry partners from around the nation. Attendees will collaborate and devise year-long strategies to advance the interests of sportsmen and women in state legislatures. 
The theme for this year's event is "Partners Advancing America's Conservation Movement: NASC, Fish and Wildlife Agencies, Industry, and NGOs" and will focus on a wide variety of topics related to hunting, angling, recreational shooting, and trapping.
Please visit our  16th Annual NASC Sportsman-Legislator Summit  event page to submit your registration online.  

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