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.

Download a PDF of the full list of our State Issue Briefs.

To quickly locate an Issue Brief on a particular topic, and to see what bills have been introduced on the subject recently, please use the "Select a Category" drop-down box located on the right of your screen. 

Angler Recruitment, Retention and Reactivation
Archery in Schools
Fishing in Schools
Game Meat Donation Liability Exemption
Game Meat Donation Programs
Hunter Recruitment, Retention and Reactivation
Hunting, Angling & Nature Appreciation in Schools
Internet Based Hunter’s Education Course
National Hunting and Fishing Day
Recreational Shooting Appreciation Programs in Schools
Terminally Ill Youth Hunting Opportunities
Voter Registration
Conservation Funding...
American System of Conservation Funding
Conservation Sales Tax
Dedicated Lottery Funds for Conservation
Dedicated Sales Tax on Outdoor Gear
Hunting and Fishing License E-Commerce
Outdoor Sporting Goods Tax Holiday
State Agency Authority to Set License, Permit, and Tag Fees
Wildlife Councils for Public Education
Shooting Sports and Firearm Issues...
Firearm Suppressors
Firearms Industry Nondiscrimination Act (FIND Act)
Firearms Preemption
Handgun Carry While Archery Hunting
Modern Sporting Rifle
National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS)
Range Protection
Recreational Shooting
Standard Capacity Magazines
Hunting and Angling Access...
Considering Recreational Angling Access in Transportation Projects
Discharge Distance Restrictions
Federal Land Hunting & Angling Access
Fresh Water Angling Access
Public Access to Private Lands
Sunday Hunting Restrictions
Apprentice Hunting License
College Student Hunting/Angling Licenses
Knife Ban Repeal
Knife Preemption
Right to Hunt, Fish and Harvest Wildlife
Seniors, Veterans, and Active Duty Military Hunting and Angling Privileges
Technology and the Fair Chase Ethic
Use of Tracking Dogs to Recover Game
Natural Resource Management...
Active Forest Management
Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD)
Conservation Tax Incentives
Federal Land Habitat Management
Hunting as Preferred Management Tool
Increased Penalties for Poaching and Incentivizing the Reporting of Fish and Wildlife Violations
Interstate Wildlife Violators Compact
Invasive Species
Management Authority over Farmed Cervids
Modern Restraining Animal Traps
North American Model of Wildlife Conservation
Off Highway Vehicles (OHV)
State Fish and Wildlife Management Authority
White-tailed Deer Management: Hunting as a Preferred Management Tool
Anti-Hunting and Fishing...
“Big 5” Trophy Importation Bans
Animal “Personhood”
Animal Rights Intrusion into Public Institutions
Antis Pushing for Seats on Game Commissions
Hunting with Dogs
Ivory Bans
Lead Ammunition and Fishing Tackle Bans
Soft Bait Bans
Substandard Kennels
Tournament Bans
Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing / Animal Rights Groups
Marine Fisheries Policy...
Catch Shares
Gulf of Mexico Red Snapper Management
Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act
Marine Protected Areas (MPAs)
Recreational Fishing and Spatial Planning: Zoning of State and Federal Waters

Your opinion counts

Much of the non-hunting public have little to no understanding of the contributions that sportsmen and women play in funding conservation nationwide. Approximately, how often do you find yourself engaging with an individual with the intent of educating them to the role that sportsmen and women play in conservation?

Vote Here
Get Involved

We work hard to educate elected officials about issues important to you, but we can't do it alone. Find out how you can get involved and support CSF.

Read More