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Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Commission Denies Wolf Rulemaking Petition

Why It Matters: A petition to initiate rulemaking around wolf-livestock conflict was taken into consideration by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) Commission at their meeting on October 28, 2023. The rules proposed by petitioners would have hindered WDFW’s ability to properly manage wolves in Washington State, slowing recovery of the species while …

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Wildlife as Stakeholders? The Latest Debate before the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Commission

Why It Matters: The sportsmen’s community in Washington State has supported WDFW’s conservation efforts since its inception. Unfortunately, with recent Commission appointments, the hunting and angling community has seen our input discounted. In fact, several on the Commission have frequently proposed naming wildlife (or “non-human life”) as stakeholders of the Commission. It is important that …

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Governor Inslee Signs Modern Sporting Rifle Ban into Law in Washington

Why It matters: House Bill 1240, as signed into law, bans many semi-automatic firearms commonly used by America’s sportsmen and women in hunting and recreational shooting. Modern sporting rifles and semi-automatic firearms are not only important to our hunting heritage but are highly popular in the recreational shooting community. This legislation severely undermines our hunting …

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Modern Sporting Rifle Ban Moving through Washington Legislature

Why It Matters: House Bill 1240 seeks to ban many semi-automatic firearms commonly used by America’s sportsmen and women in hunting and recreational shooting. Modern sporting rifles and semi-automatic firearms are not only important to our hunting heritage but are highly popular in the recreational shooting community. This legislation would severely undermine our hunting heritage, …

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Washington Sportsmen and Women Introduce Legislation to Improve Commission Appointment Process

Why It Matters: Washington’s hunters, anglers, and trappers have long played a vital role in funding conservation and wildlife management efforts throughout the state. Under the American System of Conservation Funding (ASCF), a unique “user pays – public benefits” structure, Washington’s sportsmen and women generate tens of millions of dollars each year for the Washington Department of …

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Legislation to Ban Modern Sporting Rifles to be Re-Introduced in Washington

Why It Matters: Senate Bill 5217, and the expected reintroduced version, seeks to ban many semi-automatic firearms commonly used by America’s sportsmen and women in hunting and recreational shooting. Modern sporting rifles and semi-automatic firearms are not only important to our hunting heritage but are highly popular in the recreational shooting community. This legislation would …

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Washington Sportsmen Unite Under New Coalition; CSF’s Pacific States Manager Elected as Co-Chair

Why It Matters: Washington’s hunters, anglers, and trappers have long played a vital role in funding conservation and wildlife management efforts throughout the state. Under the American System of Conservation Funding (ASCF), a unique “user pays — public benefits” structure, Washington’s sportsmen and women generate tens of millions of dollars each year for the Washington …

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Washington Sportsmen’s Caucus Hosts Bipartisan Columbia River Fishing Trips

On August 7, the Washington Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus in partnership with the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation (CSF) hosted a successful launch of their inaugural Columbia River Fishing Trip. Over 20 bipartisan legislators from across the state came together in Kalama, Washington for a morning of fishing and camaraderie, followed by a luncheon sponsored by the Washington …

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CSF and CCA Request Re-Evaluation of Recreational Fishing Closure on Skokomish River in Washington

Contact: Aoibheann Cline, Western States Coordinator On October 15, the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation (CSF) and the Coastal Conservation Association (CCA) requested that the Department of the Interior (DOI) reconsider a 2016 decision to close the Skokomish River to recreational fishing (Solicitor Opinion M-37034). The Solicitor Opinion in 2016 resulted in the closure of bank fishing …

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