Since 1989 the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation (CSF) has maintained a singleness of purpose that has guided the organization to become the most respected and trusted sportsmen’s organization in the political arena. CSF’s mission is to work with Congress, governors, and state legislatures to protect and advance hunting, angling, recreational shooting and trapping.
The unique and collective force of the Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus (CSC), the Governors Sportsmen’s Caucus (GSC) and the National Assembly of Sportsmen’s Caucuses (NASC), working closely with CSF, serves as an unprecedented network of pro-sportsmen elected officials that advance the agenda of America’s hunters and anglers.
CSF’s stature as the sportsmen’s leader on policy issues has steadily grown through active involvement within the hunting and fishing conservation community, including staff leadership and engagement in the American Wildlife Conservation Partners (AWCP), Council to Advance Hunting and Shooting Sports (CAHSS), National Fish Habitat Partnership Board (NFHP) and FishNet at the national level, and Families Afield and the Sunday Hunting Coalition at the state level.
Additionally, CSF is represented on federally chartered advisory councils (FAC) dealing with hunting, recreational fishing, and wildlife management: the Wildlife and Hunting Heritage Conservation Council (WHHCC) and WHHCC Recruitment and Retention Subcommittee, the National Wildlife Services Advisory Committee (NWSAC), The Sport Fish and Boating Partnership Council, and the Marine Protected Areas FAC.
The Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation provides support and guidance for three distinct caucuses operating at both the Federal and State level:
Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus
With nearly 300 members, the bipartisan Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus has grown into one of the largest and most effective caucuses in the US Congress. The caucus is the sportsmen’s ally and first line of defense in Washington protecting and advancing hunting, angling, recreational shooting and trapping.
Governors Sportsmen’s Caucus
The 31 members of the Governors Sportsmen’s Caucus facilitates communication and information exchange between Governors and one lieutenant governor in support of legislation and regulations that protect and advance hunting, angling, recreational shooting and trapping.
National Assembly of Sportsmen’s Caucuses
Forty-eight state caucuses and over 2,000 state legislators are united under the National Assembly of Sportsmen’s Caucuses umbrella. The NASC facilitates the interaction and idea exchange among state caucus leaders and the outdoor community.
HistoryThe History page contains a brief but detailed history of CSF's two decades of advances for sportsmen and women. Check out what we've been up to, both in DC and in your state!
BoardThe Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation is governed by a Board of Directors comprised of leaders from the sportsmen’s community and allied industries. Each of these individuals has made a commitment of service to the mission, objectives and goals of the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation.
StaffCSF staff pride themselves on who they are and what they do. For them, coming to work every day isn't really work at all. It is about a passion they all share to protect and advance hunting and fishing by serving as the sportsmen's voice in Washington, DC and in state capitals.
EmploymentThe Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation often has positions open within their ranks, and they offer internship opportunities throughout the year. Check these pages often to see updates about openings.
Your opinion counts
What do you support as a means to either complement or enhance the funding state fish and wildlife agencies receive through the American System of Conservation Funding? (To learn more about the options below, visit CSF's issue briefs)Vote Here
- Increase the price of hunting and fishing licenses, tags, permits or stamps (9.72%)
- Create new species-specific stamps (e.g. trout stamp) (4.17%)
- Implement a conservation stamp for non-consumptive users (e.g. hikers, bikers, birdwatchers, etc.) that use state-owned lands (31.94%)
- Adopt a Conservation Sales Tax at the state level on all taxable goods, with the funds allocated for conservation projects (13.89%)
- Adopt a Dedicated Sales Tax on Outdoor Goods (a state-level tax on outdoor goods similar to the Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Programs) (20.83%)
- The creation of non-profit organization dedicated to raising funds for state wildlife agencies (19.44%)