Press Release Archive

Below is an archive of press releases CSF has produced on key sportsmen's-policy issues and events.

Subject Description Date Sent
CSF Partners with Richard Childress to Recognize Sportsmen and Women in North Carolina

Yesterday, the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) partnered with CSF Board Member Richard Childress of Richard Childress Racing (RCR) to host the 13th Annual 'Wine, Wheels & Wildlife' regional event in Lexington, North Carolina.

Oct 12, 2017
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke Announces Plans to Advance Sportsmen's Priorities at CSF Banquet

This week, sportsmen's interests were advanced on Capitol Hill as Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke announced plans for a new Secretarial Order to advance sportsmen's priorities at the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) 28th Annual Banquet & Auction.

Sep 13, 2017
Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue Addresses CSF's Chairman's Club

The Department of Agriculture conservation priorities that advance the interests of America's hunters and anglers were addressed by Secretary Sonny Perdue, for the first time, to an esteemed group of sportsmen and women...

Sep 13, 2017
Industry Legends Collaborate for Auction Prize Package Supporting CSF

Three legendary, family-owned, American companies join forces to support the common goal of furthering the protection and preservation of the shooting and hunting sports. Hornady Manufacturing Co., Leupold & Stevens, and Nosler combine to offer an amazing prize package.

Aug 14, 2017
Congressional Staffers Join Sportsmen's Community for Annual Shooting Sports Competition

Yesterday, Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus (CSC) staffers kicked off August Recess by joining the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) along with other representatives from the sportsmen's community and allied industries outside Washington, DC, for the annual August Recess Shoot-Out.

Aug 02, 2017
Sen. Cassidy, Rep. Graves and Colleagues Propose a Better Way to Manage Gulf Red Snapper

The recreational fishing and boating community today applauded the introduction of the RED SNAPPER Act, a bill to improve the way the recreational red snapper fishery is managed in the Gulf of Mexico.

Aug 01, 2017
Sportfishing Community Addresses Modernizing Federal Fisheries Management on Capitol Hill

July 19, 2017 (Washington, DC) - Recreational angling stakeholders gathered on Capitol Hill today for a Congressional Saltwater Recreational Fisheries Policy Luncheon along with coordinated congressional office visits.

Jul 19, 2017
Take someone hunting, fishing or target shooting and enter a chance to win NASCAR or Ultimate Outdoor Experience

July 12, 2017 - National Hunting and Fishing Day (NHF Day), an annual celebration of hunters and anglers, features a new twist this year. Richard Childress, NASCAR legend and honorary chair for NHF Day, is asking hunters and anglers to participate in the new NHF Day Challenge by taking someone hunting, fishing or target shooting.

Jul 12, 2017
Bipartisan Group of Senators Introduce the Modern Fish Act

July 10, 2017 (Washington, DC) - Today, the recreational fishing and boating community praised the Senate introduction of the Modern Fish Act by Senators Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), Bill Nelson (D-Fla.), Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii), John Kennedy (R-La.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.). The "Modernizing Recreational Fisheries Management Act of 2017" (Modern Fish Act) would improve public access to America's federal waters, promote conservation of our natural marine resources and spur economic growth.

Jul 10, 2017
North Carolina Sportsmen's Caucus Advances Legislation for Hunters

June 30, 2017 (Washington, DC) - On June 29, the North Carolina Legislature gave final approval to expand opportunities for Sunday hunting with firearms in North Carolina. The Conference Report for House Bill 559, "Outdoor Heritage Enhanced," was adopted by the Senate with a 31-11 vote and the House with an 80-25 vote.

Jun 30, 2017
Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus, Sportsmen's Groups Discuss 2018 Farm Bill Priorities

June 28, 2017 (Washington, DC) - Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus (CSC) Members and several staff joined representatives from the sportsmen's community this morning at a Breakfast Briefing on Capitol Hill to discuss priorities of the nation's leading hunting conservation organizations for the 2018 Farm Bill reauthorization.

Jun 28, 2017
Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus Joins Sportsmen's Community for Annual Competition

May 17, 2017 (Washington, DC) - Yesterday, 26 bipartisan Members of the Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus (CSC) joined members of the sportsmen's community and representatives from allied industries for a trap, skeet, and sporting clays competition outside Washington, DC.

May 17, 2017
Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation Welcomes New USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue

April 25, 2017 (Washington, DC) - The Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) welcomes former Georgia Governor, Sonny Perdue, as the new Secretary of Agriculture. In a favorable vote of 87 to 11, Perdue will take over the Department of Agriculture and oversee the nation's food and farm programs, to include agriculture subsidies, public land and forests, and conservation efforts, among others.

Apr 25, 2017
Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus Members Introduce Bill to Enhance Recreational Fisheries Management

On April 6, Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus (CSC) Member Congressman Garret Graves, along with CSC Co-Chair Congressman Gene Green, CSC Member Congressman Rob Wittman and Congressman Daniel Webster introduced essential legislation that offers a solution to many of the challenges facing recreational anglers from federal fisheries management in our coastal waters.

Apr 12, 2017
Senate Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus Members Introduce Legislative Package for Hunting, Fishing

March 29, 2017 (Washington, DC) - This week, Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus (CSC) Members Senator Lisa Murkowski (AK) and Senator Martin Heinrich (NM), along with CSC leaders, Senators Jim Risch (ID), Joe Manchin (WV), Deb Fischer (NE), and Heidi Heitkamp (ND), introduced a bipartisan sportsmen's package of legislation (S. 733) in the Senate.

Mar 29, 2017
Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus Leaders Promote Wetlands Conservation Grant Program

March 22, 2017 (Washington, DC) - The Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) hosted its first Capitol Hill policy briefing of 2017, this morning, on the North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA). The briefing was attended by Members of Congress and their staff, as well as representatives from sportsmen's and other conservation groups.

Mar 22, 2017
Vista Outdoor's President of Outdoor Products Joins Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation Board

March 14, 2017 (Washington, DC) - The Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) recently welcomed Dave Allen, Outdoor Products President for Vista Outdoor Inc., to its Board of Directors.

Mar 15, 2017
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke Issues Sportsmen-Supported Orders on Day One

March 2, 2017 (Washington, DC) - On March 1, Ryan Zinke was confirmed as the 52nd Secretary of the Interior under the Trump Administration, with a bipartisan vote of 68 - 31 in the Senate. Prior to his nomination, Zinke was an active Member of the Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus (CSC), the largest bipartisan caucus in Congress, and many of his CSC colleagues, including all four Senate CSC leaders, voted favorably.

Mar 02, 2017
Governors Gather to Recognize 80 Years of Conservation

February 27, 2017 (Washington, DC) - Over the weekend, members of the Governors Sportsmen's Caucus (GSC) joined representatives from the sportsmen's community in Washington, DC during the annual National Governors Association Winter Meeting for a reception hosted by the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF).

Feb 27, 2017
Governors Sportsmen's Caucus Welcomes Bipartisan Leadership

February 1, 2017 (Washington, DC) - The Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) announced and welcomed Governor Steve Bullock of Montana and Governor Tom Wolf of Pennsylvania as the new Democratic Co-Chair and Vice-Chair, respectively, of the Governors Sportsmen's Caucus (GSC). Governors Bullock and Wolf join Governor Phil Bryant (MS) and Governor Matt Mead (WY), the respective Republican Co-Chair and Vice Chair of the GSC.

Feb 01, 2017
Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus Announces Leadership Change for 115th Congress

January 31, 2017 (Washington, DC) - The Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) announced changes to the Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus (CSC) leadership for the 115th Congress during yesterday's 'Changing of the Guard' dinner in Washington.

Jan 31, 2017
Sportsmen's Industry Leader Added to Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation Board of Directors

January 23, 2017 (Washington, DC) - The Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) welcomed new leadership as well as a new member to its Board of Directors this year.

Jan 23, 2017
Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus Leadership Introduces Hearing Protection Act

January 9, 2017 (Washington, DC) - Congressman Jeff Duncan (SC), Co-Chair of the Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus (CSC), along with CSC Member Congressman John "Judge" Carter (TX) introduced H.R. 367, the Hearing Protection Act (HPA). Joining the primary sponsors on this bill are 43 original cosponsors including CSC Co-Chair Congressman Gene Green (TX), CSC Vice-Chair Congressman Austin Scott (GA) and many other members of the bipartisan CSC.

Jan 10, 2017
Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation and Ruffed Grouse Society Partner to Advance Conservation Goals

December 19, 2016 (Washington, DC) – The Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation (CSF) and the Ruffed Grouse Society (RGS) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for the shared goals of the two organizations

Dec 19, 2016
Montana Congressman Ryan Zinke Nominated for Secretary of the Interior

December 15, 2016 (Washington, DC) - Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus (CSC) Congressman Ryan Zinke (MT) has been nominated to serve as the 52nd Secretary of the Interior under the Trump Administration.

Dec 15, 2016
Bipartisan Legislators Gather to Advance Sporting Traditions

December 5, 2016 (Washington, DC) - Last week, state legislators from 30 states representing the National Assembly of Sportsmen's Caucuses (NASC) network joined the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) and others from the sportsmen conservation community in Biloxi, Mississippi for the 13th Annual Sportsman-Legislator Summit.

Dec 05, 2016
Anti-Trapping Ballot Initiative to go Before Montana Voters on Election Day

On Tuesday, November 8, Montanans will decide the future of trapping in the state when they go to the polls to vote on Initiative 177 (I-177), which would ban trapping on public lands in Montana, subverting the science-based fish and wildlife management model in the United States.

Nov 03, 2016
Indiana, Kansas to Vote on Right to Hunt and Fish Amendment on November Ballot

On November 8, sportsmen and women of Kansas and Indiana will go to the polls and have the opportunity to vote on their respective Constitutional amendments ensuring the Right to Hunt, Fish and Harvest Wildlife.

Nov 02, 2016
New Report Urges Modernization in Federal Fisheries Management

The Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF), along with the nation's leading fishing conservation organizations and trades associations, today released a landmark series of recommendations for the incoming Administration and the new Congress that strive to balance improving access to public waters, creating economic growth, and enhancing the conservation of marine fish stocks. The guidance for federal policy-makers in A Vision for Marine Fisheries Management in the 21st Century: Priorities for a New Administration calls for an end to antiquated federal policies that have inhibited a vital source of economic growth and a proud American tradition.

Oct 19, 2016
Sportfishing and Boating Community Launches Campaign to Increase Angling Participation

The American Sportfishing Association (ASA) and National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) unveiled a campaign called "60-in-60" during a policy briefing on Capitol Hill this morning, hosted by the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF). This campaign aims to increase numbers of anglers in the United States from 46 million to 60 million in 60 months by 2021.

Sep 21, 2016
Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus Praised for Conservation Leadership at Annual Banquet

Yesterday, nearly 50 Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus (CSC) Members from the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, along with leaders of the sportsmen's community and industry gathered at the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation's (CSF) 27th Annual Banquet & Auction in Washington, DC, themed, "A Celebration of the Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus: Our Leaders in Conservation."

Sep 15, 2016
August Recess Gathers Sportsmen's Community, Congressional Staff

Yesterday, staff from the offices of Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus (CSC) Members joined others from the sportsmen's community at the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation's (CSF) annual August Recess Shoot-Out for a trap, skeet, and sporting clays competition.

Aug 03, 2016
Governors Sportsmen's Caucus Discuss Sporting Heritage at NGA Summer Meeting

On July 15, members of the Governors Sportsmen's Caucus (GSC) gathered in Des Moines, Iowa for a reception hosted by the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF).

Jul 18, 2016
House Natural Resource Committee Advances Solution for Gulf Red Snapper

On the heels of another unreasonably short recreational red snapper season in federal waters of the Gulf of Mexico, on June 15 the House Natural Resources Committee passed H.R. 3094, the Gulf of Mexico Red Snapper Management Authority Act (H.R. 3094).

Jun 16, 2016
Bipartisan Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus Members Gather for Annual Shooting Competition

May 11, 2016 (Washington, DC) - Yesterday, 30 bipartisan Members of the Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus (CSC) joined representatives from the sportsmen's community for a trap, skeet and sporting clays competition at the annual Congressional Shoot-Out in Glenn Dale, Maryland.

May 11, 2016
CSF Partners with National Deer Alliance as Unified Voice for Hunters

April 28, 2016 (Washington, DC) - The Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) and National Deer Alliance (NDA) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will enhance advocacy efforts for hunting across the country.

Apr 28, 2016
Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus Members Support Blue Ribbon Panel Wildlife Funding Recommendations

April 21, 2016 (Washington, DC) - Representatives from the conservation community joined Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus (CSC) Members on Capitol Hill for a briefing yesterday to discuss recommendations released by the Blue Ribbon Panel on Sustaining America's Diverse Fish & Wildlife Resources. The briefing was hosted by the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) and the Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies (AFWA).

Apr 21, 2016
House Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus Leadership Introduces Legislation to Enhance Wildlife Conservation Funding

March 22, 2016 (Washington, DC) - Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus leadership unveiled legislation titled, Modernizing the Pittman-Robertson Fund for Tomorrow's Needs, at a Breakfast Briefing today hosted by the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) and Archery Trade Association (ATA).

Mar 22, 2016
Senate Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus Members Introduce Legislation to Benefit Hunter Education, Conservation

Leaders of the Senate Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus (CSC) yesterday introduced the Modernizing the Pittman-Robertson Fund for Tomorrow's Needs Act...

Mar 17, 2016
CSF, RMEF Join Forces to Advocate for Sportsmen and Women

The Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) and Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation (RMEF) signed a partnership...

Mar 16, 2016
Fish and Wildlife Conservation Leaders Call for $1.3 Billion Annual Investment for States

A group of energy, business and conservation leaders today released their recommendations on how to avert the growing endangered species crisis in this country...

Mar 02, 2016
House of Representatives Passes Bipartisan SHARE Act, Supports America's Hunters and Anglers

February 26, 2016 (Washington, DC) - Today, the U.S. House of Representatives voted 242 - 161 in favor of the Sportsmen's Heritage and Recreational Enhancement Act (H.R. 2406), known as the SHARE Act.

Feb 26, 2016
Governors Sportsmen's Caucus Members Gather during National Governors Association Meeting

Over the weekend, members of the Governors Sportsmen's Caucus (GSC) gathered in Washington, DC for a reception hosted by the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF). Coinciding with the National Governors Association meeting...

Feb 22, 2016
Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Supports Bipartisan Sportsmen's Act

January 20, 2015 (Washington, DC) - During a markup today, the Bipartisan Sportsmen's Act (S. 659) passed out of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee on a bipartisan vote.

Jan 20, 2016
Gulf Anglers Meet to Set Future Course on Red Snapper Management

January 19, 2016 (Washington, DC) - Representatives of the recreational fishing community recently gathered together for their second in-person meeting to plan strategies for addressing current and future management challenges of Gulf of Mexico red snapper. The two-day meeting, facilitated by Florida State University's FCRC Consensus Center, produced constructive discussion on Gulf red snapper and reef fish management as a whole, as well as consensus positions on two timely issues facing federal fishery managers.

Jan 19, 2016
Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation Appoints Three New Members to Board of Directors

The Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) announced the appointment of three new members to serve on its Board of Directors...

Jan 04, 2016
Cabela's Outdoor Fund Extends their Support of the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation

December 16, 2015 (Washington, DC) - The Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF), the most respected and trusted sportsmen's organization in the political arena, announced today that it received an extended three-year grant from the Cabela's Outdoor Fund...

Dec 16, 2015
Senate Sportsmen's Caucus Hails Bipartisan Passage of Sportsmen's Act

November 19, 2015 (Washington, DC) - Members of the Senate Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus (CSC) today hailed the bipartisan passage of the Sportsmen's Act of 2015 by the Senate Committee

Nov 19, 2015
Bipartisan State Legislators Gather to Advance Conservation Interests across the Country

October 30, 2015 (Washington, DC) - This week, legislators from 30 state legislative sportsmen's caucuses and nearly 200 attendees joined the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) and representatives from the hunting and fishing community in Manchester, Vermont...

Oct 30, 2015
Gulf States Red Snapper Management Authority Act Moves Forward

October 26, 2015 (Washington, DC) - A coalition of organizations representing the saltwater recreational fishing and boating community applauded the House Resources subcommittee on Water, Power and Oceans for its hearing on H.R. 3094, the Gulf States Red Snapper Management Authority Act...

Oct 26, 2015
CSF Fisheries Director Testifies in Support of Red Snapper State Management

October 22, 2015 (Washington, DC) - Today, Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) Fisheries Program Director Chris Horton joined eight panelists to testify before the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water, Power and Oceans on the Gulf States Red Snapper...

Oct 22, 2015
CSF and Richard Childress Bring Together America's Traditions

October 15, 2015 (Washington, DC) - Yesterday, the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) and CSF Honorary Board Member, Richard Childress of Richard Childress Racing (RCR), hosted the 11th Annual "Wine, Wheels & Wildlife" regional event at Childress Vineyards...

Oct 15, 2015
House Natural Resources Committee Votes in Favor of SHARE Act

October 8, 2015 (Washington, DC) - Today, the House Natural Resources Committee held a markup on the Sportsmen's Heritage and Recreational Enhancement (SHARE) Act (H.R. 2406).

Oct 08, 2015
Sportsmen's Community Honors Conservation at CSF Annual Banquet

October 1, 2015 (Washington, DC) - Yesterday, 65 U.S. House and Senate Members of the Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus (CSC) and hundreds of leaders from the sportsmen's community gathered in downtown Washington, DC for the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation's (CSF) 26th Annual Banquet & Auction, "Honoring Sportsmen and Women: America's True Conservationists."

Oct 01, 2015
Governors Sportsmen's Caucus Members Sign Proclamations Celebrating National Hunting and Fishing Day

On Saturday, September 26, millions of sportsmen and women across the country will celebrate National Hunting and Fishing Day (NHFD). Established in 1972, NHFD recognizes the time-honored American traditions of hunting and angling and the countless contributions made by the original conservationists – hunters and anglers – through the American System of Conservation Funding. - See more at: http://www.sportsmenslink.org/the-media-room/news/nhfd#sthash.gG0kmfEV.dpuf

Sep 24, 2015
CSF Highlights Sportsmen's Policy Priorities for the Lone Star State

August 28, 2015 (Washington, DC) - Yesterday, the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) hosted the third annual "Texas Bass, Bucks & Boots" regional event in Houston. The Midwestern sportsmen's community, including CSF staff and partners, gathered at Minute Maid Ball Park, home of the Houston Astros, for a reception and dinner to celebrate the hunting and angling heritage of the state and discuss upcoming policy priorities at the federal and state level.

Aug 28, 2015
Outdoor Channel's 'Ram Outdoorsman' To Feature Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation, Other Sportsman-Conservationist Icons

August 12, 2015 (Washington, DC) - Last October, Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus (CSC) Member Senator John Thune (SD), news icon Tom Brokaw, Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) President Jeff Crane, and the host of 'Ram Outdoorsman,' CSF Board member and Orion Entertainment CEO Chris Dorsey, were welcomed to South Dakota for opening day of pheasant hunting season.

Aug 12, 2015
August Recess 2015: Hundreds Gather to Enjoy the Shooting Sports

August 5, 2015 (Washington, DC) - Yesterday, Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus (CSC) staffers took a break from bustling Capitol Hill, and joined the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) and industry partners at the annual "August Recess Shoot-Out" for a day of trap, skeet, and sporting clays.

Aug 05, 2015
Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus Leadership Introduces Sportsmen's Conservation, Recreation Bill

July 23, 2015 (Washington, DC) - Today, House Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus (CSC) leadership introduced the Sportsmen's Conservation and Outdoor Recreation Enhancement Act (H.R. 3173), for the purpose of "enhancing hunting, fishing and other outdoor recreational opportunities."Sportsmen's Conservation, Recreation Bill

Jul 24, 2015
Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation Names New Marketing Director

July 22, 2015 (Washington, DC) - The Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF), the most respected and trusted sportsmen's organization in the political arena, announced today that Leslie Garrett has joined the organization as Marketing Director

Jul 22, 2015
Graves-Miller Bill Will Better Conserve Gulf Red Snapper, Improve Access

July 16, 2015 (Washington, DC) - Leaders in the recreational fishing community today lauded new bipartisan legislation by U.S. Representatives Garret Graves (R-La.) and Jeff Miller (R-Fla.) that the president of the Center for Coastal Conservation predicted "will better conserve Gulf red snapper and finally give recreational anglers reasonable access to red snapper fishing."

Jul 17, 2015
Legislation to Expand Sunday Hunting in North Carolina Heads to Governor's Desk

June 25, 2015 (Washington, DC) - On Wednesday, June 24, the North Carolina Senate gave final legislative approval for Sunday hunting with firearms in North Carolina. The Conference Report for House Bill 640, the 'Outdoor Heritage Act', was adopted by the Senate with a vote of 33-15 and will now head to the desk of Governor Sportsmen's Caucus member Governor Pat McCrory for his consideration...

Jun 25, 2015
Sportsmen-Legislators, Conservation Groups Discuss Federal Forest Policy

June 24, 2015 (Washington, DC) - Today, members of the sportsmen's conservation community gathered with Members of the Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus (CSC) at a Breakfast Briefing, titled, "The Resilient Federal Forests Act: Wildlife Habitat and Forest Diversity," hosted by the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF).

Jun 24, 2015
LEGISLATIVE ALERT: House Natural Resources Committee to Vote on Forest Health Bill

Please call your Natural Resource Committee Members, and ask them to vote 'yes' on H.R. 2647 on Thursday, June 11...

Jun 10, 2015
CSF Hosts Briefing on Comprehensive Sportsmen's Packages

June 10, 2015 (Washington, DC) - Today, Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus (CSC) Members gathered to discuss the recently introduced "Sportsmen's Heritage and Recreational Enhancement (SHARE) Act" of 2015 (H.R. 2406)...

Jun 10, 2015
Public Locked Out of Biscayne National Park

June 5, 2015 (Washington, DC) - Today, the National Park Service announced its final General Management Plan (GMP) for Biscayne National Park. Despite commitments made by Biscayne National Park officials to work with stakeholders and the state of Florida to explore less restrictive options, the GMP includes a marine reserve, eliminating fishing and severely restricting boating

Jun 05, 2015
Sunday Hunting Bill Heads to Governor's Desk in Connecticut

June 3, 2015 (Washington, DC) - Today, the Connecticut Senate approved legislation that would allow Sunday archery hunting for deer on private lands in the Constitution State. Championed throughout the process by the Connecticut Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus, HB 6034 now heads to the Governor for his consideration.

Jun 03, 2015
Recreational Saltwater Fishing Coalition Lauds House Legislation

June 2, 2015 (Washington, DC) - A coalition of organizations representing the saltwater recreational fishing and boating community congratulated the U.S. House of Representatives on its passage of H.R. 1335, a bill to reauthorize the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act...

Jun 02, 2015
House Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus Leadership Introduces Sportsmen’s Package

May 20, 2015 (Washington, DC) – Yesterday, House Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus (CSC) leadership introduced the Sportsmen’s Heritage and Recreational Enhancement (SHARE) Act of 2015 (H.R. 2406), aimed “to protect and enhance opportunities for recreational hunting, fishing, and shooting, and for other purposes.”

May 20, 2015
Republican Vs. Democrat CSC Members Compete at Annual Congressional Shoot-Out

May 13, 2015 (Washington, DC) - Yesterday, 35 Members of the Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus (CSC) joined the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) and representatives from the sportsmen's community at Prince George's County Trap and Skeet Center...

May 13, 2015
Legislation Advances to Benefit Saltwater Recreational Fishing

May 1, 2015 (Washington, DC) – Leaders in the recreational fishing and boating community yesterday highlighted the progress in elevating the importance of saltwater recreational fishing in the nation’s primary law governing marine fisheries management.

May 01, 2015
Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus Members, State Agencies Discuss State-Based Solution to Red Snapper Management

April 30, 2015 (Washington, DC) - Today, the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) hosted a Breakfast Briefing on Capitol Hill on the topic, "The Solution to Gulf of Mexico Red Snapper: State-based Management." Ten Members of the Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus (CSC), state fish and wildlife agency representatives, and CSF partners gathered to discuss the current challenges and a path forward to resolving this important issue.

Apr 30, 2015
Georgia Sportsmen's Caucus and CSF Recognize Southern Outdoor Heritage

April 27, 2015 (Washington, DC) - On Sunday, the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) hosted the 2nd Annual "Georgia Low Country Boil & Shoot-Out" - a southeastern regional event held at the Foxhall Resort and Sporting Club in Douglasville, Georgia.

Apr 27, 2015
Richard Childress Supports North Carolina's Outdoor Heritage Act

Below is a statement from Richard Childress, a lifetime North Carolina resident, Second Vice President, Board of Directors Member and Chairman of the Hunting and Wildlife Conservation Committee of the NRA and Board of Directors Member of the Congressional Sportsman Foundation...

Apr 23, 2015
Illinois Sportsmen's Caucus and CSF Celebrate Hunting and Angling Heritage

April 22, 2015 (Washington, DC) - Yesterday, the Illinois Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus and Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) hosted the "Illinois Sportsmen's Caucus Reception, Dinner and Auction" in Springfield, Illinois. The event featured hunters, anglers, and legislators from across the state, joining together to discuss current sportsmen's policy priorities...

Apr 22, 2015
North Carolina Sportsmen's Caucus Members Introduce Seven-Day Hunting

April 15, 2015 (Washington, DC) - Legislation to expand seven-day hunting opportunities in North Carolina was recently filed in the state by members of the North Carolina Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus.

Apr 15, 2015
CSF and American Suppressor Association Team Up to Discuss Firearm Suppressor Benefits

April 15, 2015 (Washington, DC) - Today, the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) hosted a Breakfast Briefing on Capitol Hill entitled, "Firearm Suppressors: Fact and Fiction."

Apr 15, 2015
Round 2: CSF President Jeff Crane Returns to Hearing Stand to Testify on the Bipartisan Sportsmen's Act of 2015

"Much like a successful hunt, when it comes to passing legislation, patience and persistence usually leads to success in the field," said Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) President Jeff Crane after his testimony last week before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee on S.556, the first half of the bifurcated sportsmen's package titled, Bipartisan Sportsmen's Act of 2015 (S.405).

Mar 17, 2015
CSF's President, Jeff Crane Testifies Before Congress on the Bipartisan Sportsmen's Act of 2015

March 12, 2015: Bill numbers change but the mission of the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) and its valued conservation partners does not. S.405, titled The Bipartisan Sportsmen's Act of 2015, was introduced on February 5, by Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus (CSC) Members Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Senator Martin Heinrich (D-NM), with the bipartisan Senate CSC leadership as original co-sponsors. Senate CSC leaders for the 114th Congress include: Co-Chairs Senator Jim Risch (R-ID) and Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), and Vice-Chairs Senator Deb Fischer (R-NE) and Senator Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND).

Mar 12, 2015
Members of Congress Express Concerns Over BATFE Proposal to Ban Common Rifle Ammunition

On March 4, 239 bipartisan Members of Congress, supported by the Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus (CSC) leadership and including many CSC Members, signed on to a letter written by CSC Member Congressman Bob Goodlatte and Congressman James Sensenbrenner, to B. Todd Jones, Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).

Mar 05, 2015
Governors Sportsmen's Caucus Promotes American System of Conservation Funding

On Saturday, February 21, members of the Governors Sportsmen’s Caucus (GSC) gathered for a reception in Washington, DC, hosted by the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation (CSF)...

Feb 23, 2015
Senate Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus Members Introduce Sportsmen's Act

February 5, 2015 (Washington, DC) - Today, leaders and Members of the Senate Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus (CSC) introduced the Sportsmen's Act of 2015 as a comprehensive sportsmen's package of legislation aimed to benefit America's sportsmen's community.

Feb 05, 2015
Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus Confident in Sportsmen's Package

Yesterday evening, the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) hosted the 'Changing of the Guard' reception and dinner in Washington, DC, to introduce Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus (CSC) leadership for the 114th Congress and honor the outgoing leadership of the 113th Congress.

Jan 27, 2015
CSF Partners Gather at SHOT Show Reception

The Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) traveled to Las Vegas, Nevada this week for the National Shooting Sports Foundation's (NSSF) annual SHOT Show, and hosted a reception yesterday evening at the Palms Casino Resort

Jan 22, 2015
CSF Adds Four Leaders to Board of Directors

The Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) has appointed four new leaders from the sportsmen's community to serve on its Board of Directors.

Jan 08, 2015
Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus Announces 114th Congress Leadership

The Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus (CSC) has announced the new bipartisan leadership for the recently seated 114th Congress...

Jan 07, 2015
Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation Receives Bass Pro Shops Conservation Partner of the Year Award

The Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) was recognized by Bass Pro Shops as a 2014 Conservation Partner of the Year. CSF President Jeff Crane received the award from Bass Pro Shops' founder and CEO John Morris during a special ceremony for associates, which was held at Bass Pro Shops national headquarters in Springfield, Missouri.

Jan 05, 2015
House Holds Hearing on Possible State Management for Gulf Red Snapper

Yesterday, a hearing was held by the Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans and Insular Affairs on the Gulf of Mexico Red Snapper Conservation Act (H.R. 3099), introduced by Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus (CSC) members Congressman Jeff Miller (FL) and Congressman Cedric Richmond (LA). H.R. 3099 would give the states, under a cooperative management plan developed through the Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission, the authority to manage the red snapper fishery in the Gulf of Mexico

Dec 05, 2014
State Sportsman-Legislators Discuss Upcoming Priorities at Annual Summit

This week, legislators from 23 state legislative sportsmen's caucuses around the country gathered in Sunriver, Oregon to reflect on this year's successes and discuss upcoming sportsmen-related issues.

Nov 21, 2014
CSF and NWTF Announce Partnership Agreement

The Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) and the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) are pleased to announce an exciting new partnership established through a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that was signed today at the 11th Annual National Assembly of Sportsmen's Caucuses Annual Sportsman-Legislator Summit in Sunriver, Oregon.

Nov 19, 2014
Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus Co-Chairs Speak Out on Gulf Red Snapper Management

Today, the Co-Chairs of the House Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus (CSC) sent a letter to Gulf of Mexico Fisheries Management Council Chairman Kevin Anson, expressing concern regarding the rushed nature of Amendment 40, also known as "sector separation."

Oct 20, 2014
CSF and Richard Childress Racing Join Forces for Sportsmen and Women

Yesterday, the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) teamed up for the 10th year with NASCAR legend and CSF Honorary Board of Directors Member Richard Childress at Childress Vineyards in Lexington, North Carolina.

Oct 16, 2014
CSF Celebrates Texas 'Bass, Bucks and Boots'

Yesterday, the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) brought its mission to Minute Maid Park in Houston, to celebrate sportsmen and women in Texas and throughout the country.

Sep 26, 2014
Unsure Future for Recreational Fishing in the US Fish and Wildlife Hatchery System

On Tuesday, the Arkansas Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus and Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) hosted a policy forum in Heber Springs, Arkansas, on the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's (USFWS) National Fish Hatchery System

Sep 25, 2014
CSF Celebrates 25th Anniversary at Annual Banquet & Auction

Yesterday evening, 65 members of the Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus (CSC), and hundreds of representatives of the sportsmen's community were welcomed in downtown Washington, D.C.

Sep 11, 2014
Michigan Legislature Protects Future of Professional Fish and Wildlife Management

Today, the Michigan House of Representatives affirmed its commitment to professional fish and wildlife management by approving the Scientific Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act.

Aug 27, 2014
LEGISLATIVE ALERT: Sportsmen's Voice Must Resonate in Michigan House Chamber

Efforts led by HSUS over the last two years in Michigan have put the state's ability to properly manage its natural resources at risk.

Aug 25, 2014
LEGISLATIVE ALERT: Anti-Sportsman Legislation Awaiting Vote in California

In June, the California Assembly's Public Safety Committee voted to pass SB 53, anti-sportsman legislation that would establish a new government-run permitting system to regulate the purchase and sale of ammunition in the state. Now, SB 53 has moved to the Assembly Floor where it could be called up for a vote at any time.

Aug 21, 2014
Red Snapper Fishery - A Legislator's Case for State

As an avid Mississippi Gulf Coast recreational angler, I'm dismayed that we've allowed red snapper management in the Gulf of Mexico to become so convoluted and polarized. Amendment 40, also known as "sector separation," currently before the Gulf Council seeks to drive a wedge between the charter/for-hire and private recreational angler as a solution to the inept federal management of red snapper. Mississippi is the perfect example of where, as the fish get bigger and the quota is reached more quickly, we have fewer days to fish.

Aug 20, 2014
August Recess Draws Hundreds to CSF Shoot Out

August 6, 2014 (Washington, DC) - Yesterday, nearly 220 recreational shooters, both beginner and experienced, joined the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) for the annual "August Recess Shoot-Out" competition at Prince George's County Trap and Skeet Center in Glenn Dale, Maryland.

Aug 06, 2014

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