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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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Washington: CSF Encourages Open Public Lands and Hunting and Fishing Seasons Amidst Closures

Contact: Aoibheann Cline, Western States Coordinator The COVID-19 pandemic has had far-reaching effects beyond health concerns and “shelter-in-place” orders, and the impact is being felt by sportsmen and women in Washington State. Most notably, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) closed recreational fishing statewide in the wake of Governor Inslee’s ‘Stay Home, Stay Healthy’ directive. While public safety …

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Washington: Warm Water Fishing Advisory Group Bill Advances in the Senate

Contact: Aoibheann Cline, Western States Coordinator  Warm water anglers have received good news when it comes to greater inclusion in the management of game fish in Washington State, through the proposed formation of a Warm Water Advisory Group for the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. Senate Bill (SB) 6450 and House Bill (HB) 2666, proposals …

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Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Opens 6,638 Acres of Forest for Private Land Hunting

Contact: Aoibheann Cline, Western States Coordinator The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife’s (WDFW) Private Lands Access Program, working with the Weyerhaeuser Company, recently opened up 6,638 acres of forest to hunters for free access. The enrolled forest land is adjacent to Department of Natural Resources land that spans Cowlitz, Pacific, and Wahkiakum counties, in …

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Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation Attends American Sportfishing Association’s Sportfishing Summit

Contact: Aoibheann Cline, Western States Coordinator From October 8-11, Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation (CSF) Western States Coordinator Aoibheann Cline spent the week at the American Sportfishing Association’s (ASA) Sportfishing Summit at the Skamamnia Lodge along the beautiful Columbia River Gorge in Stevenson, Washington. ASA is a long-time partner organization of CSF’s and represents the interests of …

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