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Senate Committee Examines Funding Needs for Wildlife Conservation and Management

Posted by Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation on 11/28/18 4:00 PM

On November 15, the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee held a hearing titled, “Examining Funding Needs for Wildlife Conservation, Recovery, and Management,” which covered several important pieces of legislation.

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Hunting and Shooting Sports Conservation Council Urges Interior Department to Advance Access, Habitat Goals

Posted by Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation on 10/26/18 4:06 PM

The Hunting and Shooting Sports Conservation Council (HSSCC) provided the Department of the Interior (DOI) with recommendations to advance two longstanding priorities of the sportsmen’s community: access to federal lands and restoration of sage habitat. The recommendations were developed and approved during the HSSCC’s October 2 meeting held in Charlotte, North Carolina and represent the collaborative work of sportsmen’s community leaders tasked with providing formal recommendations to the Secretaries of the Interior and Agriculture on issues related to wildlife resources, hunting, and the shooting sports under the Federal Advisory Committee Act. Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation (CSF) President Jeff Crane serves as Chairman of the HSSCC.

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Senate Committee Passes Target Practice and Marksmanship Training Support Act

Posted by Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation on 9/24/18 10:05 AM

On September 18, the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee marked up and passed S. 593, the Target Practice and Marksmanship Training Support Act.

This bipartisan legislation was introduced by Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus (CSC) Members Senators Shelley More Capito (WV), John Boozman (AR), Michael Bennet (CO), and CSC Vice-Chair Heidi Heitkamp (ND).

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U.S. Department of the Interior Announces Expanded Hunting and Fishing in National Wildlife Refuges

Posted by Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation on 9/12/18 10:08 AM

On September 7, the Department of the Interior (DOI) announced the opening of more than 251,000 acres to new or expanded hunting and fishing opportunities within the National Wildlife Refuge System.

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CSF Hosts Regional Policy Forum, Suppressor and Air Rifle Demonstration

Posted by Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation on 8/20/18 12:32 PM

On August 9, members of the Delaware and Maryland Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucuses gathered with state officials and conservation partners for a regional policy forum and suppressor/air rifle demonstration at Schrader's Outdoors in Henderson, Maryland.

Other attendees included officials from the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control; staff from the Pennsylvania Game Commission as well as Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission; conservation partners; and secretaries from Governors Sportsmen’s Caucus Member Governor John Carney’s (DE) cabinet for a policy forum and demonstration on firearm suppressors and air rifles.

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Senate Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus Leaders Introduce Recovering America’s Wildlife Act

Posted by Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation on 7/19/18 11:20 AM

Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus (CSC) leaders Senators Jim Risch (ID), Joe Manchin (WV), and Heidi Heitkamp (ND), along with CSC Member Senator Lamar Alexander (TN) introduced the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act (S. 3223).

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CSF Attends 2018 Partners Outdoors Conference

Posted by Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation on 6/25/18 12:09 PM

From May 30-31, the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation’s (CSF) Federal Relations Coordinator Taylor Schmitz attended the 2018 Partners Outdoors Conference which took place at the Department of the Interior and Department of Agriculture.

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Senate Agriculture Committee Passes Farm Bill

Posted by Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation on 6/25/18 12:02 PM

On June 13, the Senate Agriculture Committee passed the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, more commonly known as the Farm Bill, with a strong vote of 20 – 1. This bipartisan bill was introduced by Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus Members (CSC) Chairman Senator Pat Roberts (KS) and Ranking Member Senator Debbie Stabenow (MI).

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House Natural Resources Committee Passes Important Recreational Access Legislation

Posted by Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation on 4/27/18 1:15 PM

On April 18, the House Natural Resources Committee marked up and passed H.R. 788, the Target Practice and Marksmanship Training Support Act on a voice vote. This bipartisan piece of legislation was introduced by Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus (CSC) Member Congressman Duncan Hunter (CA) on February 1, 2017.

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Secretary Zinke Signs Order to Promote Conservation of Western Big-Game Winter Range & Migration Corridors

Posted by Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation on 2/22/18 11:00 AM

Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke signed Secretarial Order 3362, which promotes collaboration between the Department of the Interior and western state fish and wildlife agencies for the conservation of big-game winter range and migration corridors.

Order 3362 fosters collaboration among states, private landowners, and other stakeholders to use the best available science for development of management guidelines that ensure big game populations, including antelope, elk, and mule deer, thrive.

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