Pennsylvania Seeks to Remove Longstanding Sunday Hunting Restrictions

Currently, in Pennsylvania, there are less than a handful of Sunday hunting opportunities for deer, bear, foxes, crows, and coyotes. However, current Pennsylvania Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus member, and former Co-Chair, Sen. Dan Laughlin and Rep. Mandy Steele are looking to increase opportunities for the sportsmen and women of Pennsylvania by introducing SB 67 and HB 2106, legislation that will ultimately remove the longstanding prohibitions on Sunday hunting within the Commonwealth.


Wolf Issues Sweep Through the Northwest

This past week, as Fish and Game Commissions convened across the northwest from Washington to Wyoming, one common thread was wolf management. In addition, court rulings were recently announced that will lead to adjustments in current wolf trapping seasons. While wolves are only one species among thousands, the decisions being made with wolf management have ripple effects throughout wildlife conservation as well as hunting and trapping opportunities.



American Conservation and Stewardship Atlas Largely Captures Hunting and Fishing Communities’ Recommendations 

With the release of the website and the beta-version of the American Conservation and Stewardship Atlas, sportsmen and women, and all Americans have a clearer idea of what the Biden Administration is considering “conserved” as it relates to the America the Beautiful Initiative. Fortunately, the information contained in the Atlas is largely consistent with the sporting-conservation community’s priorities, which has already positioned the United States as a global leader in fish and wildlife conservation efforts.



South Carolina Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus Hosts Successful Policy Forum and Reception

The South Carolina Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus (Caucus) is a bipartisan group of state legislators that works to protect and advance hunting, angling, recreational shooting, and trapping and promote professional fish and wildlife management. To achieve these goals, the Caucus hosts sportsmen’s policy-centric events and last week’s strongly attended Caucus Policy Forum and Reception brought Caucus Members together to discuss challenges and opportunities to improve policies to protect the state’s sporting traditions for the next generation.


CSF Weighs in on Final Stop for Proposed North Atlantic Vessel Speed Rule

The recreational boating and fishing community understands the importance of protecting North Atlantic right whales (NARW) and fully supports efforts to do so. However, a proposed rule regarding vessel speed reductions along much of the Atlantic seaboard will create significant access barriers for offshore anglers and boaters for more than half the year while doing little for NARW conservation.


Fur the Win: Illinois Hunting Tournament Ban Misses Deadline

Illinois House Bill 2900, which would have prohibited hunters in the State from participating in furbearer-harvesting tournaments, passed through the House Agriculture & Conservation Committee and was awaiting a floor vote. CSF encouraged members of the Illinois Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus and party leaders to oppose the bill. Following CSF’s opposition, Leadership elected to keep the bill off the floor and re-refer it back to Committee, missing its required House passage deadline.


Clemson Collegiate Sportsmen and Women’s Coalition Wraps up a Successful First Semester

On March 29, the Collegiate Sportsmen and Women’s Coalition at Clemson University was approved and formalized by the University. In the weeks since then, the Clemson Collegiate Sportsmen and Women’s Coalition has grown their membership to 32 students and were able to begin hosting regular meetings to round out the spring semester. The Collegiate Coalition provides college students with the unique opportunity to engage with other sportsmen and women with a wide variety of outdoor interests while also providing them with the tools to begin effectively engaging with the public policy process.



2024 Maryland General Assembly Adjourns (Hunters of Maryland)

Black Bear Season Coming to Louisiana (MeatEater)

Turkey Hunting Regulations in the South and Midwest Continuing to Change Amid Population Concerns (OutdoorLife)

Public Comment Period Open for Temporary Rules to Implement New Mandatory Harvest Reporting Law (NC Wildlife)

Agencies Announce Decision to Restore Grizzly Bears to North Cascades (U.S. National Park Service) 

Mixed Regulations for 2024 Pacific Salmon, Rockfish Seasons (American Sportfishing Association)


TSV Podcast Host Fred Bird is joined by CSF Director, Federal Relations Taylor Schmitz as the pair catches up with the Co-Chair of the Congressional Sportsmen’s’ Caucus, House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Bruce Westerman to discuss the America’s Wildlife Habitat Conservation Act, which recently passed the House Natural Resources Committee. 



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