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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North America’s approach to wildlife management is unique to the world, as wildlife –… Read More
In 1989, international trade of ivory was outlawed by the Convention on International Trade… Read More
Certain states have sought to restrict the importation of legally harvested game animals,… Read More
One of the tools that the White House and Congress use to conserve our country’s rich… Read More
Classified as a nuisance species in many states and not native to the Americas, feral swine… Read More
Airbow and airgun legality for hunting use varies by state. Where some limit airgun use… Read More
The vast majority of states in the nation now have a system in place (whether state-run or… Read More
Participation in recreational fishing has plateaued since its peak in the late 1980’s.… Read More
The primary model for marine fisheries management in federal waters was developed around… Read More
Misinformation on our hunting and angling traditions directed to impressionable students… 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. (33.33%)
- Extending the states’ current 9-mile management jurisdictions to 25 miles. (19.05%)
- Permanently allow each state to manage its recreational sector allocation out to 200 nautical miles. (19.05%)
- Use of more appropriate management models, such as rate of harvest, rather than the commercial hard-poundage quota system currently in place. (23.81%)
- Inclusion of additional, non-federal data in stock assessments. (4.76%)