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Significant Sportsmen-Generated Conservation Dollars At Risk in Nebraska

Why It Matters: State fish and wildlife agencies rely on hunters, anglers, and recreational shooting sports participants to support their conservation efforts through the unique “user pays – public benefits” American System of Conservation Funding (ASCF). Through the ASCF, state fish and wildlife agencies not only collect funds from the hunting or fishing licenses sold, …

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CSF Recommends Amendments to Discounted and Free License Bills in Nebraska

Why It Matters: Legislative efforts to offer discounted or no-cost licenses for certain demographics, most commonly veterans, continue to be increasingly common across the country. It is no different in the Great Plains, as Nebraska has introduced several bills that would offer both discounted and no-cost licenses for resident and nonresident veterans that, if passed …

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Victories Secured in the Cornhusker State Despite Gridlock

Why It Matters: Nebraska’s 2023 legislative session provided many challenges as a near session-long filibuster ultimately blocked many proposed bills from being debated. Despite this hurdle, The Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation (CSF) was successful in securing legislative victories that protect the investments in conservation made by sportsmen and women and provide greater resources for future conservation …

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Action Packed Sessions Continue Across Lower Midwest

Why It Matters: As state legislatures continue to consider a variety of legislation across the nation, CSF remains engaged to protect and advance our outdoor sporting traditions. Recently, such engagement ranges from supporting efforts to promote the safe and responsible handling of firearms and participation in hunter education courses, to protecting the management authority and …

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Nebraskans Should Beware of Proposals to Politicize Wildlife Agency

Contact: Kent Keene, Lower Midwestern States Coordinator Last week, the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation (CSF) submitted letters to the Nebraska Legislature’s Natural Resources Committee in opposition of two bills that would change how members of the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission (Commission) and the Commission’s secretary are appointed. Under the current Commission structure, each member is …

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CSF Supports Proposed Change to Turkey Shot Size Requirements in Nebraska

Contact: Kent Keene, Lower Midwestern States Coordinator Members of the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission (Commission) are scheduled to meet on January 12 and 13 for their first meeting of 2021. Ahead of this meeting, the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation submitted a formal letter of support for a proposed amendment to Nebraska’s shot size requirements for …

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Nebraska Legislature Approves Amendments to State Raffle Laws for Non-Profits

Contact: Kent Keene, Lower Midwestern States Coordinator On August 11, the Nebraska Legislature voted to pass Legislative Bill 1056 (LB 1056) by a vote of 47-0. Originally introduced as amendments to the Nebraska Liquor Control Act, LB 1056 was amended to include changes to the state’s raffle and lottery laws, expanding raffle opportunities for non-profit …

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Midwest: 2020 Regional Legislative Update

Contacts: Nick Buggia, Upper Midwestern States Manager; Kent Keene, Lower Midwestern States Coordinator Since many Midwestern states have either wrapped up their 2020 legislative sessions or remain suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic, members of the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation’s States Program Team will be providing brief regional legislative updates over the next few weeks. Below …

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