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Investing in the Future of Conservation Funding

By: Mark Lance, Southeastern States Coordinator “Conservation” is a term used often in the hunting and angling community and one that sportsmen and women celebrate. But what is conservation? According to Gifford Pinchot, the first head of… Read More

Summer Reflection

By: Jens Ames During a previous internship, I was asked to watch a Zoom webinar on a recently signed executive order, committing the U.S. to protecting 30% of U.S. land and water by 2030 (30 by 30).   As I logged on, I did not recognize the… Read More

My Experience as a CSF Intern

By: Madeline Damon During my senior year of high school, I had the opportunity to be a youth delegate with the Wisconsin Conservation Congress and travel to different events with my mentor. This was my first introduction to natural… Read More

As the Weather Heats Up, So Goes the Fishing

By: Chris Horton, Senior Director, Midwestern States/Fisheries Policy August can be a bit brutal here in the South. With daily high temps hovering near the century mark and relative humidity in the 90’s, it’s sometimes hard to get motivated… Read More

Anti-Hunting Laws: A Slap in the Face to Conservation

By: Joe Mullin, Assistant Manager, Northeastern States and States Program Assistant “Why are people still hunting when they can just buy their meat from the grocery store?” Sadly, this type of question is being asked more and more as our… Read More

Hunting and Fishing are Key to Inclusive Outdoor Education

By: Nick Buggia, Upper Midwestern States Manager After a decade of serving on my local school board, I have developed a deep appreciation for the struggles facing school districts, especially those in smaller or rural communities. Between… Read More


By: Adam Rhoads, Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation Brad Rowse Policy Fellow Growing up as a proud Florida boy, opportunities to engage with wildlife and sportsmen’s activities were unlimited. Fishing snook in Tampa Bay; hunting hogs,… Read More

Opening the Way for New Hunters: Apprentice Hunting License

By: Mark Lance, Southeastern States Coordinator Growing up in Mississippi, I was blessed to have a family that had a passion for fishing, hunting, and wildlife conservation. The night before opening day of hunting season was met with… Read More

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Studies conducted at both the state and federal level have found that the number of hunters and trappers have been on a generally declining trend over the past several decades. To increase recruitment, retention, and reactivation (R3) of hunters and trappers, which initiative do you think would have the greatest impact?

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