CSF Year in Review 2016 Report
This report highlights federal and state policies, events hosted by CSF, and other organizational information from 2016.
2013 Sportsmen's Economic Impact Report
As the nation continues to pull itself out of the economic downturn, stories of particularly strong markets and avid consumers is a resonating theme. Promoting the relevance of the outdoor industry is more important than ever as sportsmen and women depend on having places to hunt fish and shoot while the communities that provide these services thrive due to their support of sportsmen and women. In 2012, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service released the most thorough economic and participation research results for our outdoor industry, data that is only gathered every five years. In addition, 2012 marks the 75th anniversary of the incredibly successful Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration (WSFR) programs – a key element of the user pays-public benefits structure of the American System of Conservation Funding, through which hunters, recreational anglers and shooters and trappers provide the vast majority of funding for state fish and wildlife agencies.
The Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation (CSF) turns this national and state-specific economic data into a compelling, full color report to publicize the information and promote the importance of sportsmen and women within the nation’s broader economy and to the conservation of our natural resources.
CSF and NSSF: Sportsmen's Economic Impact Report
On January 17, 2013, the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) and the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) released two new reports documenting the importance of sportsmen's activities in America. NSSF's "Hunting in America: An Economic Force for Conservation"and CSF's "America's Sporting Heritage, Fueling the American Economy" reports provide detailed information about participation and expenditures by American sportsmen and women. The reports were released to the country's top outdoor writers and industry professionals during the Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade Show (SHOT Show) in Las Vegas.
National Assembly of Sportsmen's Caucuses 10th Anniversary Report
Highlighted in this report are some of the many legislative accomplishments and conservation victories that the National Assembly of Sportsmen's Caucuses (NASC) has achieved on behalf of America's sportsmen and women during its 10 year history.
The Sportsman's Voice: Hunting and Fishing in America
(By clicking on the above link, you will be able to purchase a copy of “The Sportsmen’s Voice: Hunting and Fishing in America.” Thank you for your interest.)
Nearly 34 million Americans ages 16 and older head outdoors to hunt and fish every year. Through hunting and fishing license fees and excise taxes on hunting and fishing equipment, hunters and anglers are responsible for the majority of fish and wildlife conservation funding in the United States.
Fish and wildlife management programs funded by these fees have conserved millions of acres of habitat and have brought back many species, including wild turkey, wood duck, bald eagle, and pronghorn antelope, from unhealthy population levels.
Understanding hunting and fishing, and hunters and anglers as a constituency, is vital to effectively managing the nation’s natural resources. Policy makers, legislators, fish and wildlife professionals, conservation organizations, and hunters and anglers themselves have an unmet need for science-based, comprehensive information on hunting and fishing to inform their understanding, communications, decision making, and planning.
The Sportsman’s Voice: Hunting and Fishing in America is the first book that provides a comprehensive, up-to-date look at hunting and fishing in America. It bridges the gap between hundreds of scientific studies of the human dimensions of conservation and on-the-ground situations, giving this information meaningful context and real-world utility.
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Every five years in conjunction with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Survey on hunters and anglers, CSF produces a report on the economic impact… Read More
Annual spending by Alaska sportsmen and women and women is equivalent to 89% of the Gross State Product from manufacturing in the state… Read More
Annual spending by Arizona sportsmen and women is nearly twice the cash receipts from cattle, the state’s top agricultural commodity ($1.3… Read More
Sportsmen and women support more jobs in Arkansas than the Arkansas Cancer Research Centers, Wal-Mart stores, and Tysons Food combined… Read More
More California residents hunt and fish each year than attend the Sacramento Kings, San Diego Chargers, and Oakland Raiders games (1.8… Read More
Annual spending by Colorado sportsmen and women is two and a half times more than the combined revenues of the Colorado Rockies, Denver… Read More
Annual spending by Connecticut sportsmen and women and women is more than the cash receipts from greenhouses/nurseries, dairy products, and… Read More
Delaware sportsmen and women outnumber the residents of Dover, the state’s largest city (85,000 vs. 73,000). Every five years in… Read More
Florida squeezes more than three times the revenue from angling than from oranges ($4.4 billion vs. $1.2 billion). Every five years in… Read More
Annual spending by Georgia sportsmen and women is nearly four times more than the revenues of the Atlanta Hawks, Braves and Falcons (1.8… Read More
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- Lack of access (19.51%)
- Expenses (equipment and licenses/stamps/fees) (15.45%)
- Burdensome or confusing regulations (12.20%)
- Overcrowded fishing locations (5.69%)
- Poor fishing experience due to low fish populations or small fish (17.07%)
- Conflicts with other users (e.g. boaters) (2.44%)
- Lack of time (27.64%)