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New Hampshire: Lead Sinker Ban (SB 224) Not Recommended for Legislation in 2013 In January of 2012,

In January of 2012, despite a lack of scientific evidence of the impact of lead sinkers on loon populations, New Hampshire legislators introduced SB 224 which would have prohibited lead sinkers weighing less than an ounce and any lead jig measuring less than 2.5” along its longest axis. However, with the strong opposition from members …

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Added Protection for Conservation Officers (HB 1417) Signed into Law

On October 24, 2012, Pennsylvania governor Tom Corbett signed into law Pennsylvania HB 1417, a bill that increased the penalties for assaulting an officer of the Pennsylvania Game Commission and the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission. HB 1417 amends state code to place wildlife conservation officers and waterways conservation officers in the same protected class …

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Federal Budget Sequestration and Its Impact on America’s Fish and Wildlife

In August of 2011, Congress passed the Budget Control Act of 2011 aimed at cutting the federal deficit by $1.2 trillion over the next 10 years by mandating automatic spending caps on the federal government’s nondefense-related, mandatory and discretionary spending – known as sequestration. This legislation requires that 7.6% of the nation’s Wildlife and Sport …

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CSF Teams up with Richard Childress to Support Sportsmen’s Issues

October 22, 2012 (Washington, DC) –  The Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation (CSF) and NASCAR legend and CSF Board of Directors member Richard Childress celebrated the 8th Annual “Wine, Wheels & Wildlife” event on Wednesday, October 17, 2012 at Childress Vineyards in Lexington, North Carolina. The event served as an opportunity to bring the racing and hunting …

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9th Annual National Assembly of Sportsmen’s Caucuses Sportsman-Legislator Summit

The National Assembly of Sportsmen’s Caucuses (NASC) will be holding its 9th Annual Sportsman-Legislator Summit in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina in late November. The NASC Sportsman-Legislator Summit is the largest gathering of pro-sportsmen legislators that occurs each year. This event provides the bipartisan group of sportsmen-legislators – representing states across the nation – with the …

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Members of CSF Staff Continue Leadership and Participation in Fish Conservation

Two members of the CSF staff recently continued their involvement and leadership in fish habitat policy and conservation efforts. CSF Vice President Gary Kania attended the American Sportfishing Association’s (ASA) Sportfishing Summit in Hilton Head, South Carolina. Kania joined key players in the fisheries conservation community to focus on management and policy and to discuss …

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Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration (WSFR) Programs – 75th Anniversary Update

This past week, South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard signed a proclamation and the California state legislature passed a resolution celebrating the 75th Anniversary of the Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration program – a key component of the “user pays-public benefits” American System of Conservation Funding. Throughout the year, CSF has been working on the celebration …

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Trips, Firearms and More Are Up For Auction at the 2012 Wine, Wheels & Wildlife

October 10, 2012 (Washington, DC) – The Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation’s (CSF) 8th Annual Wine, Wheels & Wildlife will be held on Wednesday, October 17, 2012 at Childress Vineyards in Lexington, North Carolina. The event is being hosted by Richard Childress, Member of CSF’s Board of Directors and President and CEO of Richard Childress Racing.  The …

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Coalition Sends Letter on Biscayne National Park General Management Plan Talks

On September 27, 2012, a coalition of national boating and fishing organizations sent a letter to Secretary of the Interior Kenneth Salazar and Florida Governor Rick Scott. The letter expressed the coalition’s appreciation for recent positive steps in the development of a General Management Plan for the Park, but reiterated concerns about the potential to …

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Pennsylvania: Northeast Regional Meeting on Conservation and Energy Production

On September 25, the CSF Northeast regional event was held in Harrisburg, PA. This year’s event consisted of a breakfast briefing on the energy production-conservation nexus, and focused specifically on the issue of natural gas exploration and development throughout the Marcellus shale play. Over the years there have proven to be both drawbacks as well …

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Wyoming: Wolf Hunt Underway

On October 1, Wyoming’s first wolf hunting season opened, with more than 2,200 hunters purchasing licenses through the Wyoming Game and Fish Department. As part of Wyoming’s federally approved wolf management plan, the opening day of wolf season represents the final step in declaring Wyoming wolves recovered under the Endangered Species Act and returns the …

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