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Connecticut: Missed Opportunity to Manage State’s Black Bears

Why It Matters: The management of black bears – or lack thereof – in the northeast has made headlines over the past year. Connecticut garnered attention earlier this year when Senate Bill 1148 (S.B. 1148), legislation authorized the Commissioner of the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) to adopt regulations that would establish an …

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It May Be Winter But Legislatures Are Heating Up Across the Northeast

Why It Matters: With the new year kicked off, legislatures across the nation are gearing up for busy sessions in the months ahead. Your contacts at the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation are hard at work tracking policies relevant to hunting, fishing, recreational shooting, and trapping, and will continue to operate alongside the pertinent sportsmen’s caucuses within …

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Ignoring Decades of Sound Science – Connecticut’s “Big 6” African Species Import Ban

Contact: Joe Mullin, Assistant Manager, Northeastern States On March 3, the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation’s (CSF) Joe Mullin, Assistant Manager, Northeastern States, testified during a Connecticut Joint Committee on Environment hearing in opposition to Senate Bill 925 (SB 925) – legislation that would prohibit the import, sale, and possession of items from legally hunted African species. …

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New York, Connecticut Bills Ignore African Self-Determination

Contact: Joe Mullin, New England States Senior Coordinator African species trophy import bans have recently been introduced in New York (Assembly Bill 716 and Assembly Bill 805) and Connecticut (Senate Bill 62), further evidence that imperialist viewpoints continue to influence domestic policy here in the United States. It is disconcerting, to say the least, that …

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Connecticut Caucus Promotes Access, Opportunity in Meeting with Department

Contact: Joe Mullin, New England States Senior Coordinator On January 11, the Connecticut Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus gathered virtually for its first meeting of the new year. Hosting a meeting early in the year falls in-line with the Caucus’s proven track record of prioritizing the interests of sportsmen and women in the months prior to the …

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Yet Another Disappointing Report from the CT Governor’s Council on Climate Change

Contact: Joe Mullin, New England States Senior Coordinator On January 6, the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation (CSF) submitted comments to the Connecticut Governor’s Council on Climate Change (GC3) regarding its Draft GC3 Phase 1 Report: Near-Term Actions (Draft Phase 1 Report). The Draft Phase 1 Report contains significant concerns that must be rectified going forward. As …

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Northeastern Caucuses are Gearing Up for 2021

Contact: Joe Mullin, New England States Senior Coordinator Throughout the northeast region, state legislative sportsmen’s caucuses have been hard at work, preparing for the upcoming regular sessions by lining up future virtual meetings and identifying opportunities to protect and advance pro-sportsmen’s policies in the state capitols. The Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation (CSF) has been actively engaged …

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