The Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation works at both the federal and state level on numerous policy issues affecting sportsmen and women. The Federal Policy section details many of the issues that CSF works on on Capitol Hill, while the State Policy section discusses many of the issues that CSF focuses on in state capitols throughout the nation. The final section, Related State Legislation, provides a list of high-priority sportsmen-related bills that have been introduced at the state level.
FederalAt the federal level, CSF works with the members of the Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus to protect and advance the interests of sportsmen and women through legislation that addresses sportsmen’s conservation issues such as hunting, angling, recreational shooting and trapping.
StateThe 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.
Tracking the Capitols
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Which of these considered changes do you believe would have the most positive impact on management of the recreational red snapper fishery in the Gulf of Mexico?Vote Here
- Granting full management authority (stock assessments, management of both commercial and recreational sectors, etc.) to the five Gulf states. (35.00%)
- Extending the states’ current 9-mile management jurisdictions to 25 miles. (20.00%)
- Permanently allow each state to manage its recreational sector allocation out to 200 nautical miles. (20.00%)
- Use of more appropriate management models, such as rate of harvest, rather than the commercial hard-poundage quota system currently in place. (20.00%)
- Inclusion of additional, non-federal data in stock assessments. (5.00%)