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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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NPS and FFWCC Take Steps to Resolve Access to Biscayne National Park

Recreational boating and fishing community guardedly optimistic but firm on need for General Management Plan changes Contact: ASA, Mary Jane Williamson, 703.519.9691, x227CSF, Cole Henry 202.543.6850 x19NMMA, Lauren Dunn, 202.737.9752Center, Jeff Angers, 225.931.9700CCA, Ted Venker, 713.626.4234 WASHINGTON, D.C., September 27, 2012 – Today, a coalition of national boating and fishing organizations, concerned with the long …

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Congress Leaves Washington on a Positive Note as Sportsmen’s Legislation Advances

(September 24, 2012) Washington, DC – As Congress leaves Washington to focus on the elections, three vital bipartisan pieces of legislation for sportsmen are advancing on Capitol Hill. The Billfish Conservation Act of 2012 (S.1451), the Sportsmen’s Act of 2012 (S.3525) and a resolution recognizing the 75th Anniversary of the Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration …

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CSF Hosts 23rd Annual Banquet and Auction

September 20, 2012 (Washington, DC) – On September 19, the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation (CSF) held its 23rd Annual Banquet & Auction themed “A Celebration of America’s Sporting Heritage” at the Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. CSF welcomed over 50 members of Congress, and over 600 other guests including government officials, congressional staff and …

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Hunter and Angler Numbers Up; Expenditures Rival Some of America’s Biggest Companies

(September 20, 2012) Washington, DC – A coalition of hunting and angling groups and the outdoor industry briefed members of the Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus yesterday on the rise in hunting and fishing participation in this country. The groups, led by the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation, Cabela’s, Safari Club International, National Shooting Sports Foundation, American Sportfishing Association …

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Billfish Conservation Act of 2012 Moving in Congress

On September 10, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Billfish Conservation Act of 2012 (H.R. 2706). This bipartisan effort has been among the legislative priorities of the Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus (CSC) for the 112th Congress and is hugely beneficial for the conservation of billfish populations. This legislation was introduced by CSC Co-Chair Representative Jeff …

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

CSF has been working on the celebration of the 75th Anniversary of WSFR programs at both the state and federal level. CSF, partnering with the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (AFWA), developed model resolutions and proclamations in early 2012 to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration program – a …

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Billfish Conservation Act of 2012 Passes the House of Representatives

September 11, 2012 (Washington, DC) – Yesterday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Billfish Conservation Act of 2012 (H.R. 2706). This bipartisan effort has been among the legislative priorities of the Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus (CSC) for the 112th Congress and is hugely beneficial for the conservation of billfish populations. The bill’s sponsor and CSC …

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The Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation Launches New Website

September 12, 2012 (Washington, DC) -The Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation (CSF) is pleased to announce the completion of an extensive overhaul to their website (www.sportsmenslink.org). The new and improved website officially went live on Wednesday, September 12, and is now available as a resource for all individuals interested in sportsmen’s policy issues.  The website is designed …

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