In the states, the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation States Program Team works with pro-sportsmen elected leaders through the collaboration of the individual sportsmen’s caucuses that make up the National Assembly of Sportsmen’s Caucuses and governors who are part of the Governors Sportsmen’s Caucus.
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For over 80 years, sportsmen have played an integral and unique role in providing the vast… Read More
State wildlife councils for public education, such as Colorado’s “Hug a Hunter” model… Read More
Sportsmen and women are increasingly utilizing online options to purchase fishing licenses.… Read More
In addition to the American System of Conservation Funding, some states have begun to seek… Read More
In keeping with the present framework of the American System of Conservation Funding, a… Read More
Tax holidays offer sportsmen and women an opportunity to purchase the equipment they need… Read More
Every federally licensed firearm dealer is required to check the eligibility of a… Read More
Microstamping technology was developed with the goal of easier ballistics identification… Read More
Firearm shooting ranges have a long tradition of service to a wide variety of citizen… Read More
Recreational shooting has a major impact on the nation’s economy and is enjoyed by… Read More
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 (8.97%)
- Create new species-specific stamps (e.g. trout stamp) (3.85%)
- Implement a conservation stamp for non-consumptive users (e.g. hikers, bikers, birdwatchers, etc.) that use state-owned lands (30.77%)
- Adopt a Conservation Sales Tax at the state level on all taxable goods, with the funds allocated for conservation projects (15.38%)
- Adopt a Dedicated Sales Tax on Outdoor Goods (a state-level tax on outdoor goods similar to the Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Programs) (23.08%)
- The creation of non-profit organization dedicated to raising funds for state wildlife agencies (17.95%)