In the states, the 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.
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Defined as the distance from an occupied dwelling, public road, or city limits that is… Read More
Some states have sought additional methods of funding for conservation via proceeds from… Read More
Established with the single purpose of protecting and conserving wildlife, game commissions… Read More
Anti-hunting, animal-rights extremist groups such as the Humane Socieity of the United… Read More
In recent years, hunting and fishing tournaments have come under fire by “animal… Read More
Active management, as opposed to passive management, employs the use of silvicultural… Read More
Poaching stands as one of the greatest threats to both the social acceptance of hunting and… Read More
Dogs play a critical role in the sporting community. One important role, blood tracking, is… Read More
Preemption is the process where a higher level of government revokes the regulatory ability… Read More
The first residential hunting licenses were introduced in 1895 and considered widely… Read More
Your opinion counts
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. (42.86%)
- Extending the states’ current 9-mile management jurisdictions to 25 miles. (21.43%)
- Permanently allow each state to manage its recreational sector allocation out to 200 nautical miles. (14.29%)
- Use of more appropriate management models, such as rate of harvest, rather than the commercial hard-poundage quota system currently in place. (21.43%)
- Inclusion of additional, non-federal data in stock assessments. (0.00%)