Press Release Archive

Below is an archive of press releases CSF has produced on key sportsmen's-policy issues and events.

Subject Description Date Sent
30x30 Report Released Today Breathes an Air of Optimism for Sportsmen and Women, but Many Questions Still Remain

May 6, 2021 (WASHINGTON, D.C.)-- In a report released today titled, “Conserving and Restoring America the Beautiful,” the Secretaries of the Interior, Agriculture, Commerce, and the Chair of the Council on Environmental Quality laid out the Biden Administration’s (Administration) long-awaited plan for the Thirty-by-Thirty Initiative (30 by 30). This report, which contained many of the priorities previously outlined by the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation (CSF), sets the stage for future efforts to determine what lands will count toward the 30% goal of the Initiative, and what opportunities exist to build upon existing conservation programs.

May 06, 2021
Arkansas Sportsmen’s Caucus Co-Chair Saves Funding for Fish and Wildlife Management in the State

May 3, 2021 (LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS) – On April 29, Governors Sportsmen’s Caucus member Governor Asa Hutchinson signed into law House Bill 1957 (HB 1957), the Arkansas Sovereignty Act of 2021, which seeks to reaffirm second amendment protections within the state. Shortly before the enactment of HB 1957, Governor Hutchinson vetoed a bill with the same title. While both bills were similar, the previously passed Senate Bill 298 (SB 298) contained language that threatened the state’s ability to receive funding through the Federal Aid in Wildlife and Sportfish Restoration Programs.

May 03, 2021
A Historic Investment for Conservation: Recovering America’s Wildlife Act Reintroduced in Congress

April 22, 2021 (WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Today, the bipartisan Recovering America’s Wildlife Act (RAWA) was reintroduced in the House of Representatives by Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus (CSC) Co-Chair Representative Debbie Dingell (MI) and CSC Member Representative Jeff Fortenberry (NE). Reintroduction of RAWA is a critical step in advancing the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation’s (CSF) commitment to the future of America’s diverse fish and wildlife species.

Apr 22, 2021
CSF Hosts Virtual Policy Briefing on 30 by 30 Initiative, Hunters and Anglers Play Role in Biodiversity Conservation Policies

March 17, 2021 (WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Earlier today, nearly 200 people attended the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation’s (CSF) first virtual policy briefing of the year to discuss the importance of including the hunting and fishing community in the development of policy related to the global 30 by 30 initiative.

Mar 17, 2021
Hunting, Fishing Group Coalition on 30 by 30 Biodiversity Initiative Grows

February 16, 2021 (WASHINGTON, D.C.) - As of today, 42 hunting, fishing and conservation organizations have taken a significant step forward for conservation by officially joining as signatories to the "Hunting and Fishing Community Statement on the 30 by 30 Initiative." The coalition gained 29 new signatories since the coalition's establishment in October. The "Thirty by Thirty Initiative" (30 by 30 Initiative) seeks to establish a goal of protecting 30% of the planet's lands and waters by the year 2030 and is linked to global land and water protected area targets established by the United Nations Convention on Biodiversity (CBD).

Feb 16, 2021
Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus Announces Leadership Change for 117th Congress, CSF Hosts Virtual Event

February 8, 2021 (WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) announced changes to the Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus (CSC) leadership for the 117th Congress during today's virtual Changing of the Guard event.

Feb 08, 2021
Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation Releases State Issue Briefs

January 12, 2021, (WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Further cementing its status as a sportsmen's community leader in statehouses across the country, the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) has released the new and revised 2021 State Issue Brief catalog. This year's edition provides legislators and members of the sportsmen's community the latest information for use during the 2021 legislative sessions around the country. Compiled by CSF's expert policy staff, the 2021 catalog provides background on a wide variety of policy topics impacting the nation's hunters, anglers, recreational shooters, and trappers.

Jan 12, 2021
CSF Board Welcomes New Conservation Leadership in the New Year

January 6, 2021 (WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Today, the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) announced changes to its Board of Directors, including the addition of six new members committed to CSF's mission of protecting and advancing hunting, angling, recreational shooting, and trapping in the halls of government.

Jan 06, 2021
U.S. Senate sends DESCEND Act to President Trump’s Desk

December 21, 2020 (WASHINGTON, D.C) - Today, the U.S. Senate passed without objection H.R. 5126, Direct Enhancement of Snapper Conservation and the Economy through Novel Devices Act of 2020 (DESCEND Act). The bipartisan bill requires recreational (including charter boats) and commercial fishermen to have on board a venting tool or descending device that is rigged and ready for use while fishing for reef fish in Gulf of Mexico federal waters. The recreational fishing and boating community strongly supports the DESCEND Act, which was coauthored in the Senate by Senators Bill Cassidy (R-La.), Doug Jones (D-Ala.) and John Cornyn (R-Texas) to conserve Gulf reef fish.

Dec 21, 2020
Pheasants Forever, Quail Forever, Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation Renew Formal Partnership to Continue Furthering Conservat

December 10, 2020 - The Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) and Pheasants Forever Inc., and Quail Forever (PF & QF) are pleased to announce the formal continuation of their successful partnership through a new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that was signed this week during the 17th Annual National Assembly of Sportsmen's Caucuses (NASC) Sportsman-Legislator Summit, held virtually due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Dec 10, 2020
Pro-Sportsmen Legislators from All 50 States Meet Virtually for the 17th Annual NASC Sportsman-Legislator Summit

December 10, 2020 (WASHINGTON, D.C.) – On December 8 and 9, the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation (CSF) hosted the 17th Annual National Assembly of Sportsmen’s Caucuses (NASC) Sportsman-Legislator Summit. Though traditionally an in-person event, this year’s virtual offering shattered prior attendance records and drew together more than 200 legislators from all 50 states, more than 80 members of state fish and wildlife agency leadership from 36 states, governors offices from 7 states, and staff from both the U.S. Department of the Interior and Department of Agriculture – all to discuss key issues facing the sportsmen’s community in the year ahead.

Dec 10, 2020
116th Congress most Historic in this Age for Sportsmen and Women as America's Conservation Enhancement Act (S. 3051) Becomes Law

October 30, 2020 (WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Today, the 116th Congress was solidified as one of the most productive for conservation and sportsmen and women in a lifetime with the enactment of the America's Conservation Enhancement (ACE) Act (S. 3051) which is now federal law.

Oct 30, 2020
Hunting, Fishing Groups Release Statement on 30 by 30 Concept

October 19, 2020 (WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Today, the nation's leading hunting, fishing, and habitat conservation organizations released a statement on the Thirty by Thirty Initiative (30 by 30 Initiative) to establish a goal of placing 30% of the planet's lands and waters under protected status by the year 2030.

Oct 19, 2020
America's Conservation Enhancement Act (S. 3051) Passes Congress, another Policy Win for Sportsmen and Women

October 1, 2020 (WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Today, the U.S. House of Representatives built off the historic passage of the Great American Outdoors Act, and other conservation victories in the 116th Congress, by passing America's Conservation Enhancement (ACE) Act (S. 3051), on a voice vote, making this Congress one of the most impactful for sportsmen and women in a lifetime.

Oct 01, 2020
31 National Hunting & Fishing Day Proclamations Signed by Governor's this Year, CSF Leads Effort

September 29, 2020 (WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation led the effort through the Governors Sportsmen's Caucus to recognize National Hunting and Fishing Day, resulting in 31 Governors signing proclamations declaring Saturday, September 26, 2020 as National Hunting and Fishing Day in their respective states to acknowledge sportsmen and women for their contributions to America's conservation.

Sep 29, 2020
Congress, Nashville, and Former Navy Seal Come Together to Celebrate CSF's 31st Annual Banquet & Auction

September 17, 2020 (WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Yesterday, the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) virtually hosted its 31st Annual Banquet & Auction, celebrating past and present Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus (CSC) members and more than 30 years of protecting and advancing sportsmen's traditions on Capitol Hill and across the country.

Sep 17, 2020
Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy Joins Governors Sportsmen's Caucus to Protect and Advance Sporting Traditions in the Last Frontier

August 14, 2020 (WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Last week, Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy became the newest member of the Governors Sportsmen's Caucus (GSC). Governor Dunleavy is the 28th member of the GSC, a bipartisan group of governors from across the country dedicated to protecting and advancing hunting, angling, recreational shooting, and trapping. The Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) is thrilled to have Governor Dunleavy as a member of the GSC.

Aug 14, 2020
President Trump Signs Great American Outdoors Act into Permanent Law, a Historic Day for Sportsmen and Women

August 4, 2020 (WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Earlier today, Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) President, Jeff Crane, joined President Donald Trump as he signed the Great American Outdoors Act into permanent federal law, marking a day that will go down in history as a milestone for sportsmen and women across our nation. The Great American Outdoors Act is now codified as federal law that will enhance conservation and access to public lands and waters today and for generations to come.

Aug 04, 2020
CSF Helps Secure Passage of Once-In-a-Lifetime Legislation, Great American Outdoors Act to be Signed into Law

July 22, 2020 (WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Earlier today, the U.S. House passed landmark legislation to promote conservation and access to public lands and waters on a strong bipartisan vote of 310-107. Passage of the Great American Outdoors Act (GAOA) represents the single greatest financial commitment to increasing public land access and opportunities for sportsmen and women in a lifetime, and marks a monumental victory for the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) in its work on behalf of hunters, anglers, recreational shooters, and trappers.

Jul 22, 2020
Conservation, Sporting Advocates Urge Representatives to Show Up for Our Public Lands, Hunters, Anglers

WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 16, 2020) - The National Wildlife Federation and Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation, two of the nation's leading conservation and outdoor advocates, urged members of the U.S. House of Representatives to stand up for America's hunters and anglers by supporting the Great American Outdoors Act. The bill, which is the most important conservation legislation in decades and slated for a vote next week, would expand access for hunters and anglers, invest in critical wildlife habitat and public lands, and strengthen the nation's outdoor heritage for generations to come.

Jul 16, 2020
American Wildlife Conservation Partners Release Wildlife for the 21st Century - Setting Top Priorities for Next 4 Years

July 15, 2020 (WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The American Wildlife Conservation Partners (AWCP), comprised of the nation's top 50 sporting-conservation organizations, including founding member, the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF), have released Wildlife for the 21st Century, Volume 6 (W21). This publication will aid policymakers in the administration and the next two Congresses in making decisions that will help the future of conservation thrive. The recommendations in Volume 6 will guide the federal administration on sporting-conservation issues and practices that are vital in the 21st century for current and future generations of sportsmen and women.

Jul 15, 2020
House Set to Vote on Great American Outdoors Act Next Week

July 15, 2020 (WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The Great American Outdoors Act is the largest public lands funding package to receive an up-or-down vote in Congress in a lifetime, and the U.S. House of Representatives is set to take a final vote on the bill next Wednesday, July 22, setting the bill up to be sent to the President's desk to be signed into law.

Jul 15, 2020
CSF Leads Effort to Secure Passage of Historic Recovering America's Wildlife Act

July 1, 2020 (WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Building off of the Senate's recent passage of the Great American Outdoors Act, the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) led the effort to secure House passage of the bipartisan Recovering America's Wildlife Act (H.R. 3742) as part of H.R. 2, the Moving Forward Act.

Jul 01, 2020
Senate Passes Historic Great American Outdoors Act on an Impressive Vote

June 17, 2020 (WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Today, the U.S. Senate passed the historic Great American Outdoors Act (S. 3422), which represents the single greatest commitment to increasing public access and advancing conservation in a lifetime, on a strong bipartisan vote of 73-25.

Jun 17, 2020
Senate Takes Significant Step toward Final Passage of Great American Outdoors Act

June 9, 2020 (WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Yesterday, the Senate took a monumental step toward passing the historic Great American Outdoors Act (S. 3422), which represents the single greatest commitment to increasing public access and advancing conservation in a lifetime, by voting to proceed to final consideration of the bill on an overwhelming bipartisan vote of 80-17.

Jun 09, 2020
Conservation, Sporting Advocates Urge Senators to Show Up for Our Public Lands, Hunters, Anglers

June 5, 2020 (WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The National Wildlife Federation and Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation, two of the nation's leading conservation and outdoor advocates, urged members of the U.S. Senate to show up for hunters and anglers by supporting the Great American Outdoors Act. The bill, which is the most important conservation legislation to receive an up-or-down vote in decades, would expand access for hunters and anglers, invest in critical wildlife habitat and public lands, and strengthen the nation's outdoor heritage for generations to come.

Jun 05, 2020
Great American Outdoors Act Continues to Gain Momentum in Congress

June 4, 2020 (WASHINGTON, D.C.) – The Great American Outdoors Act (GAOA) continues to gain momentum in Congress after a recent announcement by Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus (CSC) member and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (KY) that the Senate will soon take up GAOA, likely next week. Earlier today, a House companion of GAOA was introduced by a number of Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus (CSC) members.

Jun 04, 2020
CSF & Industry Partners Lead #ResponsibleRecreation Media Campaign

May 11, 2020 (WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF), with other conservation partners such as National Wild Turkey Federation, Ducks Unlimited, Pheasants Forever, Trout Unlimited, Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership, and the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies, are leading a media campaign called #ResponsibleRecreation as an effort to encourage Americans to responsibly enjoy outdoor recreation while adhering to COVID-19 safety practices.

May 11, 2020
CSF President Leads Hunting and Shooting Sports Conservation Council Meeting

May 7, 2020 (WASHINGTON D.C.) - Earlier today, the Hunting and Shooting Sports Conservation Council (HSSCC) hosted its fifth meeting, and was joined by Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt and Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue to discuss some of the most pressing issues facing America's sportsmen and women.

May 07, 2020
CSF Leads Efforts in Support of Maintaining the Openness of Public Lands and Waters

April 9, 2020 (WASHINGTON. D.C.) - Yesterday, the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) and 50 members of the American Wildlife Conservation Partners (AWCP) as well as the nation's top fishing conservation organizations signed on to a letter that was sent to Governors, state legislators, and state agency fish and wildlife leaders, encouraging them to retain opportunities, where possible, for people to responsibly enjoy the outdoors during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Apr 09, 2020
Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation Urges Governors to Support Hunting, Fishing and Recreational Shooting Opportunities Amidst

Yesterday, the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) sent letters to all 50 Governors, 27 of whom are members of the Governors Sportsmen's Caucus (GSC), encouraging Governors to retain opportunities, where possible, for people to responsibly enjoy the outdoors during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Apr 02, 2020
Senate Introduces Historic Bill to Increase Access and Restore Our Public Land Infrastructure

March 10, 2020 (WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Yesterday, Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus (CSC) Member Senator Gardner (CO), and CSC Leaders Senators Manchin (WV), Heinrich (NM), and Boozman (AR) were joined by over a dozen other CSC members to introduce S. 3422, the Great American Outdoors Act, which will provide $900 million to the Land and Water Conservation Fund in perpetuity and $9.5 billion over 5 years to address our public land maintenance backlog.

Mar 10, 2020
2020 Highway Bill Topic of Policy Luncheon

March 4, 2020 (WASHINGTON D.C.) - Earlier today, the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) hosted a policy luncheon on Capitol Hill to discuss the importance of the 2020 Highway Bill.

Mar 04, 2020
CSF Applauds the Confirmation of MacGregor to Serve as Deputy Secretary of the Interior

February 26, 2020 (WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Yesterday, the Senate voted in a strong bipartisan fashion to confirm Ms. Kate MacGregor to serve as the next Deputy Secretary of the Department of the Interior on a vote of 58-38.

Feb 26, 2020
Bipartisan Members of Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus Gather for CSF Leadership Dinner

February 11, 2020 (WASHINGTON, D.C.) - During the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) Leadership Dinner on February 10, Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus (CSC) leaders from the 116th Congress, former CSC leaders, and sporting industry partners gathered in Washington, D.C. to celebrate the CSC and to foster conservation priorities in the new year for sportsmen and women across the nation.

Feb 11, 2020
Private Recreational Red Snapper Anglers in the Gulf of Mexico Get Long-Awaited Victory in Final Rule

FEBRUARY 5, 2020 (WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Today, NOAA Fisheries announced the Final Rule to Implement State Management of Private Angling for Red Snapper in the Gulf of Mexico (Gulf) following two years of a highly successful exempted fishing permit (EFP) that allowed the individual states to manage their portion of the private recreational red snapper quota.

Feb 06, 2020
CSF Board Welcomes Four New Conservation Leaders and Commends Outgoing Members

January 14, 2019 (WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) Board of Directors welcomes four conservation leaders in 2020. These conservation leaders will champion CSF's mission of protecting and advancing hunting, angling, recreational shooting and trapping in the halls of government.

Jan 14, 2020
Senate Passes Comprehensive Sporting-Conservation Package

On January 9, the Senate passed S. 3051, the America’s Conservation Enhancement (ACE) Act, by amending the bill into H.R. 925, the North American Wetlands Conservation Extension Act, which passed the House in late November.

Jan 13, 2020
Congress Approves Funding Bill with Important Conservation Programs Included

December 19, 2019 (WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Today, Congress approved two legislative packages which include many strong provisions that will further conservation efforts and benefit America’s sportsmen and women.

Dec 19, 2019
Senate Committee Passes Robust Package to Advance Conservation

December 17, 2019 (WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Today, the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee (EPW) voted to advance the recently introduced America's Conservation Enhancement Act (S. 3051) out of Committee on a bipartisan voice vote.

Dec 17, 2019
Senate Confirms U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director

December 12, 2019 (WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Earlier today, the U.S. Senate confirmed Ms. Aurelia Skipwith to serve as the next Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on a bipartisan vote.

Dec 12, 2019
Today, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to pass the National Fish Habitat Conservation Through Partnerships Act.

December 10, 2019 (WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Today, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to pass the Coastal and Great Lakes Communities Enhancement Act (H.R. 729). This package of bills contains two priority fisheries conservation funding provisions for the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF), including the National Fish Habitat Conservation Through Partnerships Act (NFHP) and the Great Lakes Fishery Research Authorization Act.

Dec 12, 2019
Earlier today, the House Natural Resources Committee voted to pass two important conservation bills.

December 5, 2019 (WASHINGTON, DC) - Earlier today, the House Natural Resources Committee voted to pass the Recovering America's Wildlife Act and the Modernizing the Pittman-Robertson Fund for Tomorrow's Needs Act on a strong bipartisan vote, two top priority pieces of legislation for the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation (CSF).

Dec 05, 2019
Historic Sunday Hunting Bill Signed into Law in Pennsylvania

November 27, 2019 (WASHINGTON D.C.) - On Wednesday, November 27, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf, the Democratic Co-Chair of the Governor's Sportsmen's Caucus, signed into law S. 147, marking the most significant progress ever realized in the effort to overturn the state's more than three-centuries old prohibition on Sunday hunting for game species.

Nov 27, 2019
Yesterday, the Hunting and Shooting Sports Conservation Council (HSSCC) held a meeting about issues facing hunting and shooting

November 21, 2019 (WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Yesterday, the Hunting and Shooting Sports Conservation Council (HSSCC) held a meeting to discuss pressing issues facing the hunting and shooting sports community, and were joined by the Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt, Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue, and other senior officials from the Departments of the Interior (DOI) and Agriculture (USDA).

Nov 21, 2019
Senate Committee Advances Important Interior Nominee and Conservation Funding Bill

November 19, 2019 (WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Earlier today, the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee (Committee) voted to advance the nomination of Ms. Kate MacGregor to serve as Deputy Secretary of the Department of the Interior. In addition, the Committee also voted to advance the Land and Water Conservation Fund Permanent Funding Act ( S. 1081 ). Both actions passed on a bipartisan vote.

Nov 19, 2019
Nearly 50 bipartisan legislators and leaders from state fish and wildlife agencies from more than 25 states gathered in Greensbo

November 15, 2019 (GREENSBORO, GA) - This week, nearly 50 bipartisan legislators and leaders from state fish and wildlife agencies from more than 25 states gathered in Greensboro, Georgia for the 16th Annual National Assembly of Sportsmen's Caucuses (NASC) Sportsman-Legislator Summit.

Nov 15, 2019
Sportfishing and Boating Community Calls for Striped Bass Harvest Reduction

Washington, D.C. - October 23, 2019 - Yesterday, a coalition of recreational fishing and boating organizations wrote to the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) urging commissioners to end overfishing and begin rebuilding striped bass by implementing an 18 percent harvest reduction for the recreational and commercial fisheries. The ASMFC will make their decision on Wednesday, October 30, 2019.

Oct 23, 2019
Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation Hosts Luncheon to Discuss Ways to Combat CWD

October 17, 2019 (WASHINGTON, DC) - The Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) hosted Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus (CSC) Members, other federal policymakers, state agency representatives, leaders of both the wild deer community and deer farmers, and leaders of the broader sportsmen's conservation community for a bipartisan Capitol Hill Luncheon to discuss Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD).

Oct 17, 2019
House Committee Considers Species Conservation, Wildlife Corridor Bills

October 17, 2019 (WASHINTON, DC ) - Earlier today, the House Natural Resources Committee held a hearing on the Recovering America's Wildlife Act and the Wildlife Corridors Conservation Act, two bills of interest to the sportsmen's community. CSF has played a leadership role driving H.R. 3742, but expresses concerns for the sportsmen's community that are outlined in H.R. 2795.

Oct 17, 2019
Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation, Richard Childress Co-Host Wine, Wheels & Wildlife Regional Event

October 10, 2019 (LEXINGTON, NC) - Yesterday, the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) partnered with NASCAR Hall of Famer and CSF Honorary Board Member Richard Childress to host the 15th Annual Wine, Wheels & Wildlife regional event at Childress Vineyards in Lexington, North Carolina.

Oct 11, 2019
House Natural Resources Committee Advances Two CSF Conservation Priorities

September 25, 2019 (Washington, DC) - Earlier today, the House Natural Resources Committee voted yes on two important conservation programs which have been a priority for the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation and the Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus (CSC).

Sep 25, 2019
Secretary Bernhardt, CSC Members and other Conservation Leaders Join CSF for 30th Annual Banquet

September 12, 2019 (Washington, DC) - Yesterday, the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) hosted its 30th Annual Banquet & Auction celebrating past and present Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus (CSC) members and 30 years of protecting and advancing sportsmen's traditions and fish and wildlife conservation on Capitol Hill and across the country.

Sep 12, 2019
CSF's Chairman's Lunch Recognizes 30 Years of Sportsmen's Caucuses

September 11, 2019 (Washington, DC) - During a luncheon hosted by the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF), members of the Chairman's Club were joined by federal and state elected officials and representatives from the sportsmen's community to celebrate and recognize thirty years of policy accomplishments through a unique network of state and federal sportsmen's caucuses.

Sep 11, 2019
Recovering America's Wildlife Act Introduced

July 12, 2019 (Washington, DC) - The Recovering America's Wildlife Act (RAWA), a bill to fund state-based conservation efforts for more than 12,000 species of fish, wildlife, and plants, was introduced by Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus (CSC) Vice-Chair Representative Debbie Dingell (MI) and CSC Member Representative Jeff Fortenberry (NE).

Jul 12, 2019
Significant Recruitment, Retention and Reactivation Bill Introduced in the Senate

July 11, 2019 (Washington, DC) - Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus Member (CSC) Senator Jim Risch (ID), and CSC Senate Leaders Senators Deb Fischer (NE), Martin Heinrich (NM), John Boozman (AR), and Joe Manchin (WV) were joined by fellow CSC Members Senators Lamar Alexander (TN), Doug Jones (AL), Tom Cotton (AR), and Angus King (ME) in introducing the Modernizing the Pittman-Robertson Fund for Tomorrow's Needs Act.

Jul 11, 2019
Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation Attends President's Speech on Environmental Leadership

July 9, 2019 (Washington, DC) - Yesterday, the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF), along with dozens of federal and state agency representatives, conservation leaders, and business owners gathered at the White House for a speech by President Trump and numerous representatives from related federal agencies.

Jul 09, 2019
Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus Puts Partisanship Aside for Annual Clays Competition

May 15, 2019 (Washington, DC) - Yesterday, nearly 30 Members of the Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus (CSC) - the largest bipartisan Caucus on Capitol Hill - joined the sportsmen's community and allied industry representatives for the annual Congressional Clays Competition.

May 15, 2019
Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation Praises House Passage of Target Range Access Bill

April 30, 2019 (Washington, DC) - Yesterday, the U.S. House passed the Target Practice and Marksmanship Training Support Act (H.R. 1222) on a voice vote. Sponsored by Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus (CSC) Members Congressmen Ron Kind (WI), Rob Bishop (UT), and Duncan Hunter (CA), this legislation is a long-time priority for the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) and the sporting community.

Apr 30, 2019
Rhode Island Becomes 49th State to Join the National Assembly of Sportsmen's Caucuses

April 29, 2019 (Washington, DC) - The Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) announced the addition of the bipartisan Rhode Island Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus - Co-Chaired by Senators Frank Lombardo and Gordon Rogers - to the National Assembly of Sportsmen's Caucuses (NASC).

Apr 29, 2019
Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation Praises Senate Confirmation of Bernhardt as Secretary of the Interior

April 10, 2019 (Washington, DC) - The Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) hosted a Capitol Hill Breakfast Briefing to provide updates and perspectives on Secretarial Order 3362 and associated conservation initiatives impacting western big game and winter range migration corridors.

Apr 10, 2019
Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus Members, Conservation Leaders Promote National Fish Habitat Conservation Through Partnerships

March 13, 2019 (Washington, DC) - Just one day after the National Fish Habitat Conservation Through Partnerships Act was introduced in both the House and Senate, Members of Congress, their staff, and fish conservation experts convened on Capitol Hill for a Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) Breakfast Briefing to encourage advancing this priority legislation through Congress.

Mar 13, 2019
Congress Approves Public Lands Package, Sends to President's Desk

February 26, 2019 (Washington, DC) - A long awaited package of provisions for sportsmen's access and habitat conservation, the Natural Resources Management Act (S. 47) was advanced by the House of Representatives, and now heads to the President's desk to be signed into law. A number of the provisions within S. 47 are access-oriented priorities of the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF).

Feb 27, 2019
Governors Sportsmen's Caucus Celebrates 10 Years of Advancing Conservation

February 25, 2019 (Washington, DC) - On Saturday, members of the bipartisan Governors Sportsmen's Caucus (GSC) recognized the GSC's 10th Anniversary, and reflected on sportsmen's conservation victories as a result of efforts by pro-sportsmen governors across the country. Hosted by the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF), this reception gathered governors with representatives from the sportsmen's community and allied industry partners.

Feb 25, 2019
Bipartisan Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus Leadership Announced for the 116th Congress

February 13, 2019 (Washington, DC) - During the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) Annual Changing of the Guard Dinner on February 12, Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus (CSC) leaders from the last Congress officially passed the torch to new House and Senate CSC leadership for the 116th Congress.

Feb 13, 2019
Senate Passes Natural Resources Management Act, Recognizing Sportsmen's Access Priorities

February 12, 2019 (Washington, DC) - The Senate approved the Natural Resources Management Act (S. 47), which contains many longstanding priorities advocated by the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF), on a bipartisan vote of 92 - 8.

Feb 12, 2019
Trump Nominates Acting Secretary David Bernhardt to Lead Interior Department

February 4, 2019 (Washington, DC) - President Trump announced his nomination of Acting Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt to take over the Department officially.

Feb 04, 2019
Bipartisan Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus Leaders Introduce Bill to Modernize the Pittman-Robertson Act

January 31, 2019 (Washington, DC) - Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus (CSC) Co-Chair Congressman Austin Scott (GA), along with fellow CSC leaders Representatives Marc Veasey (TX), Debbie Dingell (MI), and Richard Hudson (NC), introduced the Modernizing the Pittman-Robertson Fund for Tomorrow's Needs Act (H.R. 877), an important bill for the future of wildlife conservation funding.

Jan 31, 2019
Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation Adds Conservation Leaders to Board

January 3, 2019 (Washington, DC) - The Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) Board of Directors welcomed three conservation leaders in 2019 to support CSF's mission of protecting and advancing hunting, angling, recreational shooting, and trapping in the halls of government.

Jan 03, 2019
U.S. House Passes Modern Fish Act

December 19, 2018 (Washington, DC) - The U.S. House of Representatives passed S.1520, the Modernizing Recreational Fisheries Management Act of 2017 (Modern Fish Act). Today's vote was the final step toward sending the landmark legislation to the President's desk after it passed the Senate on December 17.

Dec 19, 2018
Farm Bill 2018 Passed by Congress, Report to President's Desk

December 12, 2018 (Washington, DC) - After weeks of discussion between U.S. House and Senate conferees, the 2018 Farm Bill Conference Report has officially passed Congress, and includes a robust Conservation Title that aligns with the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) priorities.

Dec 12, 2018
Bipartisan Legislators Exchange Ideas for Enhancing Sportsmen's Access and Opportunities

November 29, 2018 (Bretton Woods, NH) - This week, nearly 50 bipartisan legislators from more than 25 states gathered in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire for the 15th Annual National Assembly of Sportsmen's Caucuses (NASC) Sportsman-Legislator Summit.

Nov 29, 2018
57% North Carolina Voters Approve Amendment

November 8, 2018 (Washington, DC) - On November 6, voters in North Carolina approved an amendment to the state constitution to protect the Right to Hunt, Fish, and Harvest Wildlife.

Nov 08, 2018
U.S. House Passes Pittman-Robertson Fund Modernization Bill

In a win for the sportsmen's conservation community, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 2591, the Modernizing the Pittman-Robertson Fund for Tomorrow's Needs Act of 2017, on a voice vote.

Sep 12, 2018
Vista Outdoor CEO Christopher Metz Joins Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation Board

The Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) welcomed Chief Executive Officer of Vista Outdoor Inc., Christopher Metz, to its Board of Directors

Sep 06, 2018
Conservation Priorities Addressed at Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation Annual Banquet

Nearly 60 Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus (CSC) Members, including Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, joined leaders from the sportsmen's community in Washington, DC, for the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation's (CSF) 29th Annual Banquet and Auction.

Sep 05, 2018
Sportsmen and Women Contribute Over $93 Billion to Fuel the Nation's Economy

With countless places to roam and enjoy the great outdoors, Americans are taking advantage of these opportunities, and as they go, spending significant dollars.

Sep 04, 2018
Senate Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus Leaders Introduce Recovering America's Wildlife Act

Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus (CSC) leaders Senators Jim Risch (ID), Joe Manchin (WV), and Heidi Heitkamp (ND), along with CSC Member Senator Lamar Alexander (TN) introduced the Recovering America's Wildlife Act (S. 3223).

Jul 17, 2018
Governor Carney Signs Sunday Hunting Bill into Law, Expanding Hunting Access and Opportunity

On July 11, Delaware Governor John Carney, a member of the Governors Sportsmen's Caucus (GSC), signed Senate Bill 198 into law, expanding Sunday hunting opportunities on both private and public lands throughout the state.

Jul 12, 2018
U.S. House of Representatives Passes Magnuson-Stevens Reauthorization Bill

The U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 200, a bipartisan bill that includes the Modernizing Recreational Fisheries Management Act of 2017 (Modern Fish Act). This historic vote marks the first time the priorities of the recreational fishing sector are included in the reauthorization of our nation's primary marine fisheries law, the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act.

Jul 11, 2018
Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus Members, Conservation Partners Discuss Urgency of Chronic Wasting Disease

Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus (CSC) Members joined representatives from the sportsmen’s conservation community for a bipartisan Capitol Hill Breakfast Briefing hosted by the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation (CSF) to discuss the Chronic Wasting Disease Management Act (H.R. 4454) and the Chronic Wasting Disease Support for States Act (S. 2252).

Jun 13, 2018
Experts Weigh-in on Modernizing Federal Fisheries Management

Recreational fishing stakeholders gathered on Capitol Hill for a policy luncheon and panel to discuss federal saltwater recreational fisheries management including the Modern Fish Act (S. 1520/H.R. 2023) and Strengthening Fishing Communities and Increasing Flexibility in Fisheries Management Act (H.R. 200).

Jun 12, 2018
Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus Showcases Bipartisanship at Clays Competition

Yesterday, nearly 30 bipartisan Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus (CSC) Members put politics aside and joined members of the sportsmen’s conservation community for a day of trap, skeet, and sporting clays outside Washington, DC.

May 16, 2018
Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus Members Promote Conservation and Access Programs in 2018 Farm Bill

Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus Members gathered with representatives from the wildlife and sporting community to discuss the importance of reauthorizing the conservation programs within H.R. 2, the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018 - more commonly referred to as the Farm Bill.

May 09, 2018
Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation Works with Congressional Leaders to Include Sportsmen's Priorities in Omnibus Bill

Over the last week, the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) and partners from the sportsmen's conservation community worked closely with Congressional leadership to ensure that several funding priorities for the sportsmen's community are included in the FY2018 Omnibus appropriations bill.

Mar 22, 2018
Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus Members Promote Recovering America's Wildlife Act

Yesterday, Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus (CSC) Members Congressman Jeff Fortenberry (NE) and Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI) joined colleagues as well as representatives from the fish and wildlife conservation community including state fish and wildlife agency representatives, and oil and gas industries at a Capitol Hill Breakfast Briefing hosted by the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) to discuss an important bill, Recovering America's Wildlife Act (H.R. 4647). The Briefing was sponsored by the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (AFWA) and National Wildlife Federation (NWF).

Mar 15, 2018
Modern Fish Act Takes Major Step Toward Becoming

Today, the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation overwhelmingly approved S. 1520, the Modernizing Recreational Fisheries Management Act of 2017 (Modern Fish Act). This legislation calls for critically important updates to the oversight of federal fisheries, including adding more tools to the management toolbox, improving data collection techniques, and examining some fishery allocations that are based on decades-old decisions.

Feb 28, 2018
Governors Sportsmen's Caucus Members Gather to Promote Sportsmen's Conservation Priorities

On Saturday, leaders and members of the Governors Sportsmen's Caucus (GSC) gathered for a reception running concurrently with the annual National Governors Association meeting to discuss annual priorities with representatives from the sportsmen's conservation community.

Feb 26, 2018
U.S. House Natural Resources Subcommittee Holds Hearing on Important Conservation Bills

The House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Federal Lands held a hearing yesterday on the Recovering America's Wildlife Act (H.R. 4647), among other important bills for fish, wildlife, and land conservation.

Feb 16, 2018
Secretary Zinke Signs Order to Promote Conservation of Western Big-Game Winter Range and Migration Corridors

Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke signed Secretarial Order 3362, which promotes collaboration between the Department of the Interior and western state fish and wildlife agencies for the conservation of big-game winter range and migration corridors.

Feb 09, 2018
Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus Leaders Discuss 2018 Priorities for Sportsmen and Women

Yesterday, the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) hosted the Welcome Back to Congress Reception on Capitol Hill, which gathered Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus (CSC) Members and Congressional staff with representatives from the sportsmen's community to discuss upcoming priorities for hunting, angling, and fish and wildlife conservation at the federal level.

Jan 17, 2018
Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation Adds Industry Leaders to Board of Directors

The Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation (CSF) welcomed four industry leaders as new members to its Board of Directors in 2018.

Jan 11, 2018
Sportsmen's Caucus Members Introduce Bill for State-based Wildlife Conservation Funding

Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus (CSC) Members Congressman Jeff Fortenberry (NE) and Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI) introduced H.R. 4647, the bipartisan Recovering America’s Wildlife Act. This bipartisan bill aims to meet the increasing need for proactive wildlife conservation funding for the full array of our nation’s fish and wildlife resources and the habitats on which they depend.

Dec 18, 2017
Landmark Legislation to Benefit Saltwater Anglers Advances in U.S. House

The U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Natural Resources approved H.R. 200, a bill sponsored by Congressman Don Young (AK) that amends the 1976 Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act to provide flexibility for fishery managers and stability for fishermen. A coalition of organizations representing the saltwater recreational fishing and boating community endorsed H.R. 200 and highlighted the importance of incorporating saltwater recreational fishing management provisions into the nation's primary law governing federal fisheries management.

Dec 13, 2017
State Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus Members Gather to Discuss Policy Priorities at Annual Summit

This week, a bipartisan gathering of state legislators from across the country attended the 14th Annual National Assembly of Sportsmen's Caucuses (NASC) Sportsman-Legislator Summit in Acme, Michigan.

Oct 19, 2017
CSF Partners with Richard Childress to Recognize Sportsmen and Women in North Carolina

Yesterday, the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) partnered with CSF Board Member Richard Childress of Richard Childress Racing (RCR) to host the 13th Annual 'Wine, Wheels & Wildlife' regional event in Lexington, North Carolina.

Oct 12, 2017
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke Announces Plans to Advance Sportsmen's Priorities at CSF Banquet

This week, sportsmen's interests were advanced on Capitol Hill as Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke announced plans for a new Secretarial Order to advance sportsmen's priorities at the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) 28th Annual Banquet & Auction.

Sep 13, 2017
Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue Addresses CSF's Chairman's Club

The Department of Agriculture conservation priorities that advance the interests of America's hunters and anglers were addressed by Secretary Sonny Perdue, for the first time, to an esteemed group of sportsmen and women...

Sep 13, 2017
Industry Legends Collaborate for Auction Prize Package Supporting CSF

Three legendary, family-owned, American companies join forces to support the common goal of furthering the protection and preservation of the shooting and hunting sports. Hornady Manufacturing Co., Leupold & Stevens, and Nosler combine to offer an amazing prize package.

Aug 14, 2017
Congressional Staffers Join Sportsmen's Community for Annual Shooting Sports Competition

Yesterday, Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus (CSC) staffers kicked off August Recess by joining the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) along with other representatives from the sportsmen's community and allied industries outside Washington, DC, for the annual August Recess Shoot-Out.

Aug 02, 2017

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Recently, two Montana state representatives have proposed more aggressive legislation addressing the state's gray wolf population. These bills range from the addition of a wolf tag into big game combination tags, to year-round sanctioned harvest without a license, use of snare traps, and private reimbursement of wolf harvest. Currently, the wolf population in Montana sits at 850 wolves, which is 700 over the state’s minimum recovery goal of 150 wolves. Which of the below options for wolf management do you support? (Select all that apply)

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