House Natural Resources Holds Lively Hearing on Four CSF Priority Bills

Four CSF supported fishing and boating access bills were heard in a House Natural Resources Subcommittee last week, and each of the four bills are one step closer to passage by the full Committee and consideration on the House Floor.


Legislation Seeks to Increase the Minimum Age for Trapping in the Garden State

New Jersey AB 2920 would increase the minimum age for the issuance of a trapping license from 12 years of age to 18. The passage of AB 2920 would be detrimental to the Garden State’s outdoor heritage, conservation through wildlife management practices, and most noticeably, R3 initiatives.


A Tale of Two Mountain Lions

This past week, the fish and game Commissions for both Montana and Washington State reviewed their mountain lion quotas and hunting seasons. While many of the driving factors leading up to the decisions were similar, the outcomes are likely to be polar opposites.


Arkansas General Assembly Approves Budget for Game and Fish Commission

Upon returning to Little Rock for a special session called by Governor Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the Arkansas General Assembly successfully agreed upon and approved the budget for the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission.


Rooting Out the Problem of Wild Pigs

With wild pigs now present in at least 35 states, management strategies continue to evolve. What’s working, what’s not working, and what are some states doing to mitigate the problem?   



DSC Foundation Recognizes Jeff Crane as the 2024 Legacy Award Winner

The DSC Foundation Legacy Award was created to honor hunter conservationists who, through their passion and dedication, have left more than their personal mark on the past. 



2024 State Legislative Sessions Wrap-Up (Hunting Wire)

Public Comment Period Open for Old Growth Forest Plan Amendment (U.S. Department of Agriculture)

Scrap the Rig? Not so Fast! (Florida Sportsmen)

Carter Testifies on Updated Bill Protecting Boaters, Harbor Pilots from Unworkable Speed Restrictions (Rep. Buddy Carter)

Puget Sound Crabbing Opens July 1 In Most Inside Waters (

New Regulations for U.S. Hunting Dogs Returning from Canada (Ducks Unlimited)

National Shooting Sports Month is Here (National Shooting Sports Foundation)


In the first half of this week’s feature on suppressors, silencers and sportsmen Fred catches up with Knox Williams of the American Suppressor Association (ASA). The two talk about recent victories in Vermont and the remaining states that do not allow hunting with suppressors. Next, Fred is joined by CSF board member and CEO of Silencer Central Brandon Maddox, and the two explore the potential $200 million windfall that redirecting federal suppressor ‘tax stamp’ revenue to conservation would bring to conservation.



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