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
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
LEGISLATIVE ALERT: Show Your Support for Recreational Angling and Hatchery Steelhead

On July 29, 2014, the Washington Senate Natural Resources & Parks Committee will hold a hearing to discuss the recent settlement on Puget Sound steelhead hatchery programs agreed to by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) and an anti-hatchery group.

Jul 25, 2014
Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus Leads Discussion on Wildfire Disaster Funding

July 16, 2014 (Washington, DC) - The Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) hosted a Breakfast Briefing on Capitol Hill this morning focusing on the Wildfire Disaster Funding Act (WDFA). Members of the bipartisan Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus (CSC) joined sportsmen's and other conservation groups to discuss this pertinent issue and the recent efforts by CSC members in moving related legislation in both chambers

Jul 16, 2014
Fish, Elephants, Fire

July 15, 2014 (Washington, DC) - The U.S. House Appropriations Committee is supporting the sportsmen's community by including language on 'fish, elephants and fire' in the FY 2015 Interior and Environment Appropriations Bill. Released on Tuesday, July 8, the bill is on schedule to be marked up today.

Jul 15, 2014
Public Action Needed to Protect Access for Gulf of Mexico Recreational Anglers

July 14, 2014 (Washington, DC) - The Gulf of Mexico Fisheries Management Council (Council) is currently moving ahead on a proposed amendment that will divide segments of the recreational fishing community against each other without addressing the fundamental problems with recreational red snapper management. Amendment 40, also known as "sector separation," will divide the recreational angler's 49% share of the snapper fishery roughly in half between private recreational anglers and charter-for-hire and head boat owners.

Jul 14, 2014
CSF Celebrates Georgia's Outdoor Heritage

June 30, 2014 (Washington, DC) - Over the weekend, the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) hosted the "Georgia Low Country Boil & Shoot-Out" southeast regional event in Douglasville, Georgia. Held at the Foxhall Resort and Sporting Club, the event included an afternoon of sporting clays, fishing, and archery, followed by a low country boil and auction.

Jun 30, 2014
CSF Celebrates California Sportsmen's Heritage

June 5, 2014 (Washington, DC) - Against the backdrop of Sonoma Valley, California, the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) hosted the 2014 "California Wine & Wildlife," reception and dinner.

Jun 05, 2014
Team Republican Wins "Top Gun" Title at Annual Congressional Shoot-Out

May 7, 2014 (Washington, DC) - Nearly 30 members of the Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus (CSC) put partisanship aside yesterday to enjoy a friendly competition shooting rounds of trap, skeet and sporting clays. The CSC Republican team of marksmen outdueled their Democratic counterparts at the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation's (CSF) Congressional Shoot-Out held at the Prince George's County Trap and Skeet Center in Glenn Dale, Maryland.

May 07, 2014
LEGISLATIVE ALERT: Nebraska’s Legislature Upholds Governor’s Veto of An Unjustified Attempt To Ban Mountain Lion Hunting

April 2, 2014 (Washington, D.C.) - This morning, sportsmen-friendly legislators upheld Governor Heineman’s veto of Nebraska L 671, and, in so doing, protected the future of successful science-based natural resource management, while also upholding the integrity of Nebraska's state constitution. While Nebraska L 671 would have done nothing to help the mountain lion population or any other species of wildlife in the state, it would have undermined the future of hunting and fishing in America's heartland.

Apr 02, 2014
LEGISLATIVE ALERT: Support the Governor in Saving Science-Based Natural Resource

March 31, 2014 (Washington, D.C.) - Nebraska L 671, introduced by Senator Ernie Chambers, seeks to eliminate the science-based management of mountain lions in Nebraska. Hunting and fishing have always been the preferred method of fish and wildlife management in the United States, and was overwhelmingly voted a constitutional right by Nebraskans in 2012.

Mar 31, 2014
CSF Discusses the Future of Saltwater Recreational Fishing

March 26, 2014 (Washington, DC) - On the morning of March 26, the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) was joined by eight members of the bipartisan Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus (CSC), congressional staff, members of the CSF Board of Directors and representatives of the recreational fishing community for a breakfast briefing on Capitol Hill. The briefing focused on saltwater recreational fishing's future and included an array of speakers on hand to discuss a vision for saltwater fisheries management.

Mar 26, 2014
CSF Honors CSC and Introduces Alumni Association at 25th Anniversary Reception

March 26, 2014 (Washington, DC) - On March 25, the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) hosted the 25th Anniversary Leadership Dinner in Washington, DC to honor and commemorate past and present members of the bipartisan Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus (CSC).

Mar 26, 2014
As Marine Fisheries Legislation Heats Up, It's Time to Revamp the Federal Manage

March 13, 2014 (Washington, DC) - Congress is moving forward quickly to revise the federal act that governs our nation's marine resources. The sportfishing and boating industries, along with recreational saltwater anglers, are stepping up efforts to ensure that their economic, social and conservation priorities are well represented.

Mar 13, 2014
Sunday Hunting Restrictions Lifted in Virginia

March 6, 2014 (Washington, DC) - Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe has signed Sunday hunting into law, allowing Virginia to join the 40 other states that allow hunting on privately owned lands on Sundays. Sponsored by Delegate Todd Gilbert, and cosponsored by many members of the Virginia Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus, HB 1237 passed the Senate on February 18 (28-11) after clearing the House of Delegates on January 30 (71-27). An identical bill (SB 154) sponsored by Senator Phillip Puckett also reached the Governor's desk, after passing the Senate on February 10 (29-10) and later the House on February 28 (73-24).

Mar 06, 2014
LEGISLATIVE ALERT: Natural Resource Management Under Fire in Nebraska

February 28, 2014 (Washington, D.C.) - Nebraska L 671, introduced by Senator Ernie Chambers, seeks to eliminate the science-based management of mountain lions in Nebraska. Mountain lion populations have expanded considerably in recent years, requiring the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission to manage the population with a limited permit hunting opportunity.

Feb 28, 2014
Members of the Governors Sportsmen’s Caucus Gather at Washington Reception

February 24, 2014 (Washington, DC) – On Saturday, members of the Governors Sportsmen’s Caucus (GSC) gathered for a reception in Washington, D.C. hosted by the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation (CSF). Nine governors were in attendance, joined by members of the sportsmen's conservation community, gubernatorial staff, congressional staff, federal agency staff and partners of CSF for an evening of camaraderie and discussion on important issues facing the sportsmen’s community.

Feb 24, 2014
CSC Gathers to Promote Sportsmen's Priorities for the 113th Congress

February 12, 2014 (Washington, DC) - A week after members of the Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus (CSC) worked to advance three important pieces of pro-sportsmen's legislation through Congress, the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) held its annual "Welcome Back to Congress" reception for members of the CSC on Tuesday night

Feb 12, 2014
Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus Sportsmen's Package Passes House of Representatives

February 5, 2014 (Washington, DC) – After one of the most significant votes on behalf of sportsmen and women, the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation (CSF) applauds the United States House of Representatives on the passage of the Sportsmen's Heritage and Recreational Enhancement (SHARE) Act (H.R. 3590), with a vote of 268-154.

Feb 05, 2014
Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus Co-Chair Introduces Bipartisan Sportsmen's Act of 2014

February 4, 2014 (Washington, DC) - Today, in a significant advancement for sportsmen and women across the country, members of the Senate Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus (CSC) introduced the Bipartisan Sportsmen's Act of 2014. Introduced by CSC Senate Co-Chair, Senator Kay Hagan and CSC member Senator Lisa Murkowski, this bipartisan legislative package includes 12 bills that would ensure our sportsmen's traditions are protected and advanced, and addresses some of the most current concerns of American hunters and recreational anglers and shooters.

Feb 04, 2014
Sportsmen's Priorities Included in 2014 Farm Bill

February 04, 2014 (Washington, DC) - After three long years of debate, the United States Senate passed the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act, also known as the 2014 Farm Bill. This bipartisan legislation enhances and strengthens vital polices important to sportsmen and women across the United States and has been a long time priority of the Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus (CSC).

Feb 04, 2014
State Sportsman Leaders Support Pro-Sportsmen Agenda at 10th Annual Summit

November 25, 2013 (Washington, DC) - State legislative and other sportsmen's community leaders from across the nation gathered last week at the 10th Annual National Assembly of Sportsmen's Caucuses (NASC) Sportsman-Legislator Summit to address issues affecting sportsmen across the country.

Nov 25, 2013
CSC Bipartisan Leadership Pushes to Restore Sequestered Sportsmen Trust

November 1, 2013 (Washington, DC) - In an effort to exempt vital sportsmen trust funds from budget sequestration, the bipartisan Senate leadership of the Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus (CSC) sent a letter to Sylvia Burwell, Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), requesting that the $50 million sequestered from the Wildlife Restoration, Sport Fish Restoration and Boating Safety Trust Funds in 2013 be returned to the states.

Nov 01, 2013
CSF Appoints Leaders from the Sportsmen's Community to Board of Directors

October 3, 2013 (Washington, DC) - The Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) will add five notable leaders from the sportsmen's community to its Board of Directors in January 2014. Approved by current board members during CSF's September board meeting, the newly elected members of the CSF Board of Directors bring unique expertise from various areas of the sportsmen's community.

Oct 03, 2013
CSF Teams up with Richard Childress in Support of Sportsmen's Issues

October 17, 2013 (Washington, DC) - Among the great views of Childress Vineyards, the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF), along with NASCAR legend and CSF Board of Directors member Richard Childress, hosted the 9th annual "Wine, Wheels & Wildlife" reception and dinner in Lexington, North Carolina yesterday

Oct 17, 2013
Bipartisan CSC Leadership Introduces 2013 Sportsmen's Package

September 26, 2013 (Washington, DC) - In a significant advancement for sportsmen and women across the country, the bipartisan House leadership of the Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus (CSC) introduced the Sportsmen's Heritage and Recreational Enhancement (SHARE) Act of 2013.

Sep 27, 2013
Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation Celebrates Sportsmen's Heritage in Texas

September 27, 2013 (Washington, DC) - Against the backdrop of Minute Maid Park, home of Major League Baseball's Houston Astros, the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) hosted the 2013 "Texas Bass, Bucks & Boots," reception and dinner.

Sep 27, 2013
CSF Hosts 24th Annual Banquet & Auction

September 12, 2013 (Washington, DC) - Sixty-five members of the Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus (CSC), joined with the sportsmen's community from the DC area and beyond on Wednesday night for an evening of camaraderie and appreciation at the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation's (CSF) 24th Annual Banquet & Auction.

Sep 12, 2013
Bipartisan Members of Congress file solution to Gulf red snapper mess

September 12, 2013 (Washington, DC)- A bipartisan coalition led by Rep. Jeff Miller (R-Fla.) and Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-La.) introduced legislation today that charts a new course for management of Gulf red snapper, an important commercial and recreational fishery that has been plagued by controversy.

Sep 12, 2013
Major Milestone for Families Afield-1 Million New Hunters!

National Program Reduced Barriers, Created Opportunities for Newcomers The future of hunting is brighter today than it was nearly a decade ago thanks to the extraordinary success of Families Afield, an innovative program that has introduced 1 million newcomers to hunting.

Sep 12, 2013
August Recess Shoot-Out Draws Hundreds to CSF Event

August 7, 2013 (Washington, DC) - Despite the wet conditions, nearly two hundred beginner and experienced shooters joined the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) for a friendly shooting competition at the Prince George's County Trap and Skeet Center in Glenn Dale, Maryland.

Aug 07, 2013
CSF Announces Hiring of Development Director

July 30, 2013 (Washington, DC) - The Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) is pleased to announce the hiring of David Kulivan as Development Director. In this role, David will focus on philanthropic support and will contribute to development efforts for CSF. He has over a decade of nonprofit and fundraising experience and is well-respected in the shooting sports and hunting community.

Jul 30, 2013
Sportsmen Legislators Promote Bipartisan Cooperation

July 18, 2013 (Washington, DC) - To foster camaraderie in the halls of government, the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) hosted the 2nd Annual "Whiskies of the World" and Cigar Reception on Wednesday, July 17. The Capitol Hill event featured twenty members of the bipartisan and bicameral Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus (CSC) who gathered together, despite the oppressive DC heat, with members of the sportsmen's conservation community to discuss issues important to America's sportsmen and women.

Jul 18, 2013
Sportsmen Legislators Seize the Moment to Promote Priorities for the 113th Congress

July 11, 2013 (Washington, DC) - After coming up short during the 112th Congress to finalize a comprehensive sportsmen's package, leaders of the Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus (CSC) addressed a packed room on Capitol Hill yesterday regarding a number of sportsmen's legislative priorities for the 113th Congress. Putting politics aside, bipartisan members of the CSC committed to working together to successfully move a list of sportsmen's priorities in this Congress.

Jul 11, 2013

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